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USB Traffic Control secures company network endpoints

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March 2, 2006

March, 3 2006 In a world where portable storage devices such as USB Flash Drives, digital cameras and MP3 players are virtually everywhere, the theft of data through a simple connection of such a device to a company PC via a USB Port has become daily reality. One potential solution to this network administrator’s headache is a product to be shown for the first time at CEBIT next week - USB Traffic Control is a network administration tool that gives corporations the control over what data is leaving or accessing their network through the USB Port.

USB Traffic Control is designed to control usage of all USB storage and also to keep track of what data users are taking from and to their work computers to any kind of portable USB storage devices. USB Traffic Control also gives the network administrator the ability to monitor and report what data is introduced into the corporate network from a portable storage device such as prohibited material or harmful data like a virus that could jeopardize the networks integrity.

But not all portable storage devices are used with the intent to harm the company; many legitimate reasons are common for the networks users’ productivity. Therefore USB Traffic Control allows authorized use of “Trusted Devices” such as the company’s own USB Flash Drives to copy data. For the protection of data carried by users on “Trusted Devices” USB Traffic Control allows users to copy work data only to a password protected area on a “Trusted Device” so the company’s data is protected in case of a hardware loss.

USB Traffic Control enables a strong consolidated reporting overview to the corporate management that is easily understandable.

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Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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