Controlling devices’ access to computers is required to secure networks that control machinery or store sensitive information. USB-Lock-RP is the strongest solution to centrally manage access to USB ports, removable storage, mobile devices and wireless adapters to servers, workstations and laptops in a network. We spoke to USB-Lock-RP’s founder, Javier A. Arrospide, on how USB-Lock-RP can help secure networks that control or store sensitive information.

Tell us a bit about USB Lock?

USB Lock RP Device Control Software is an administrative and enforcement security tool specifically designed to control device access to protect windows operating systems, without concern to dependencies, at a very small memory/storage footprint.

Why are customers choosing USB-Lock-RP?

We have a straightforward approach, to allow only specifically authorised devices and reject the rest without interfering with harmless peripherals’ normal operations.

How does the product work?

The Management Console operates on-premises within the enterprise network and provides real-time granular control and visibility over USB activity and endpoint computers. It controls device access policy and enforces rules to specific computers, as well as groups of computers with ease, receives devices connection alerts and logs events automatically, including USB Monitoring for details on approved file transfers.

At client stations blocking is visible to the user/attacker, presented as full-screen window alerts that extend to multiple monitors.

Lockdown remains until any of the following conditions is met:

  • The blocked USB device is removed (client-side)
  • The master password is used (client-side)
  • The sector is unprotected (control-side)
  • The device is authorised (control-side)

Functions that security administrators and pen testers highlight:

  • Autonomy
  • Ease of use
  • Protection strength
  • Personalisation
  • Real-time responses
  • Permanent use licensing model

What are the key benefits of using USB-lock-RP?

  • On-premises centralised management
  • Prevent computer systems infection by mean of devices
  • Prevent data-loss from computers
  • Prevent data-loss from authorised devices
  • Visibility over devices connection events & activity
  • Compliance with endpoint security policies and regulations
  • Permanent end-user organisation licensing model
  • Designed for organisations autonomous control, doesn’t require internet
  • Strong device control, blocks or authorises devices at system level in real-time
  • All inclusive, no need to order additional modules for encryption or monitoring
  • Personalised, includes your organisations logo on alert screens presented at clients

Any cool customers you can talk about?

We work with many! Over 500 companies use USB-Lock-RP such as British Petroleum (BP), Panasonic, HP, Nestle are just a few to mention. The reason why they chose our product is because we do not tie our software to the internet. The software acts like a database on an organisation’s premises. It allows IT managers to authorise different devices.

When talking with customers, what are the key problems they are solving with USB-Lock-RP?

From previous experience, the typical issues our customers are dealing with are:

  • Prevent computer systems infection by mean of devices
  • Prevent data-loss from computers
  • Prevent data-loss from authorised devices
  • Visibility over devices connection events and activity
  • Compliance with endpoint security policies and regulations

Who typically is the decision maker?

It depends on the size of the organisation and the structure but typically we see the following decision makers:

  • Chief information security officers
  • Information security analysts
  • Security architects
  • IT security engineers
  • Security systems administrators
  • IT security consultants
  • IT managers

How can customers trial the product?

We provide a fully functional demo that can be downloaded so the interested organisation can be sure USB-Lock-RP fits all their requirements.

You can download the trial here: https://www.usb-lock-rp.com/download.html

Free licences: If you are testing for a large order and require some free licences to review personalisation or put the software to work on a small scale prior to ordering, let us know as we could grant your organisation fully licensed setups to control 10 clients at no charge for your proof of concept (POC).

About the Author
Javier A. Arrospide is the founder and CEO of Advanced Systems International SAC and Author of USB-Lock-RP Straightforward Device Control Software Solutions.