Press Release Summary:
GuardianEdge Device Control provides granular access control over peripheral ports and connected external devices on enterprise PCs. It stops sensitive data from leaking out of organization while preventing malicious code from entering networks. With program, administrators can set policy-based user access controls for ports and devices that align with business requirements. Audit and alert capabilities provide transparency into usage of devices across enterprise.
Original Press Release:
GuardianEdge Announces Peripheral Device Access Control for Enterprise Endpoints
GuardianEdge Device Control Secures Peripheral Data Access Points; Leverages Scalability and Convenience of GuardianEdge Data Protection Platform
SAN FRANCISCO, April 26 /-- GuardianEdge, the leader in endpoint data protection for the enterprise, today announced the availability of GuardianEdge Device Control, an enterprise-grade data protection software solution that provides granular access control over peripheral ports and connected external devices on enterprise PCs. GuardianEdge Device Control is the newest component of the GuardianEdge Data Protection Platform, the industry's most comprehensive solution for managing endpoint data protection.
"Organizations that allow employees or outsiders to access large amounts of regulated or sensitive information need to explicitly assess the risks associated with the leakage of data through portable storage devices. Most organizations have yet to address the data leakage potential represented by unmanaged USB and FireWire ports (and, to a lesser degree, CD and DVD drives, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi)," noted Gartner Principle Research Analyst Ruggero Contu in the February 16, 2007 report: Market Overview: Portable Storage Device Control Products, Worldwide, 2006. "Moreover, loss of data can occur either through an intentional criminal act or by just losing a storage device containing such data. The consequences of an unwanted loss of sensitive data can be serious if privacy regulations are violated. Corporate reputation is also at risk when security incidents of this type become publicly known."
USB, FireWire, CD/DVD, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth can enhance user productivity by making it fast and easy to transfer data. If left unsecured, these pathways introduce data leakage risks resulting in accidental or intentional compromise of intellectual property, customer and employee data, or other protected information. GuardianEdge Device Control provides enterprises with the ability to stop sensitive data from leaking out of an organization and also helps to prevent malicious code from entering networks via peripheral storage devices connected to corporate computers.
GuardianEdge Device Control enables enterprises to effectively manage these risks without hampering the productivity of employees who have a legitimate need to use removable storage devices and other portable media. Administrators can set policy-based user access controls for ports and devices that align with business requirements and the roles of systems and users. These access control policies enable organizations to restrict the transfer of data between enterprise computers and removable storage devices, or to block access to these mobile devices altogether. Integrated audit and alert capabilities enable administrators to have complete transparency into the usage of these devices across the enterprise.
"Portable storage devices are the easiest way to remove sensitive information from an otherwise secure enterprise data environment. Countless news stories have highlighted the security risk these devices represent," said Ram Krishnan, senior vice president of products of GuardianEdge. "GuardianEdge Device Control secures access to peripheral devices and the GuardianEdge Data Protection Platform makes managing access to potentially thousands of peripheral ports simple and straightforward."
The GuardianEdge Data Protection Platform
The GuardianEdge Data Protection Platform provides IT administrators with a common set of security and management services for deploying, monitoring and managing of multiple endpoint data protection solutions. The Platform is comprised of three core data protection applications: GuardianEdge Hard Disk Encryption, GuardianEdge Device Control, and GuardianEdge Removable Storage Encryption. These three solutions can be deployed on their own, or together for comprehensive endpoint data protection.
GuardianEdge Device Control is available now directly from GuardianEdge and from authorized GuardianEdge resellers. For more information, visit guardianedge.com or call (800) 440-0419.
GuardianEdge is the leader in endpoint data protection for the enterprise. More than two million users around the world depend on GuardianEdge solutions to safeguard sensitive and proprietary information, to ensure compliance with rules for maintaining consumer privacy and to enable secure enterprise mobility. The company's endpoint data protection solutions have been deployed by leading organizations, including Lockheed Martin Corporation, Deutsche Bank AG and Humana Inc., as well as numerous agencies in the U.S. departments of veteran affairs, defense, state and education. http://guardianedge.com/