RE: Controlling specific USB devices on Windows XP

You might look at DeviceLock ( I just read a short review of it in the latest issue of Windows ITPro magazine.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ken S [mailto:ken.securitylist@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2006 5:06 PM
To: security-basics@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; focus-ms@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Controlling specific USB devices on Windows XP

I am investigating the possibility of locking down Windows computers
to only allow specific USB devices to attach. I'm considering the
mtrust product from, which the marketing materials
say can force users to only use their particular USB storage devices
(or those that they OEM to others, like Kingston, Verbatim, etc.).

Does anyone have experience with this package? If so, what are the
pros and cons?

Also, are there other solutions are out there that can ensure only
specific USB storage devices are allowed on a system?

Is there anything specific for biometric USB storage?

Any comments on the effectiveness of such software?


Ken S



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