Home users and Organizations today face a threat landscape that involves stealthy, targeted, and financially motivated attacks that exploit vulnerabilities in endpoint devices. Many of these sophisticated threats can evade traditional security solutions, leaving organizations vulnerable to data theft and manipulation, disruption of business-critical services, and damage to corporate brand and reputation.
USB flash drives - Useful tool or security nightmare?
USB (Universal Serial Bus) / flash drive is one of the most successful computer interfaces in the history of the personal computer. All desktop or notebook computers manufactured today support this feature which replaced the parallel and serial ports. These devices can be easily brought in and out of office areas, and they can be "silently" inserted into, receive data from, and then removed from a workstation with absolutely no record of the actions taken.
With eScan Endpoint Security, workstations and network are fully protected from theft of information by unauthorized employees. With the powerful eScan Management Console, you can centrally manage all end points on your network and closely monitor all USB activities in real-time. Protecting your USB ports is mandatory where security is a priority, just like your firewall and antivirus software. Act immediately to tighten up your security system protecting confidential information and property rights.
You're very careful about your backup files, and the information that you send over the Internet. But you're probably not protecting your USB port, which means someone could copy important PC files to a thumb drive. These thumb drives fit easily into pocket or purse. Bad guys can use them to steal your files, your financial information, and your identity. With eScan USB control, you can prevent data theft by blocking all but your trusted USB storage devices and Stop your files from walking away on thumb drives, ipod, mp3 players and portable USB hard drives.
Another major source of data theft and spread of infection is through the use of applications such as Chat Software, P2P Software and Torrent Software.
eScan Application Control provides an effective way to block unauthorized applications on both servers and desktops and extends control over Java, ActiveX controls, scripts, batch files, and specialty code for greater control over application components.