Pointsec delivers mobile network security

Mobile security firm Pointsec has released Device Protector to deliver port and storage data security management to networks and devices.

Mobile security firm Pointsec has released Device Protector to deliver port and storage data security management...

to networks and devices.

The product delivers port management, content filtering and optional media encryption to protect firms’ data from USB memory sticks and other potential threats

Erik Johannisson, Pointsec chief technology officer, said, “The risk of data loss through unprotected ports and plug and play storage devices is a serious concern among all organisations.

“Once sensitive information is copied through a port to a storage device – whether by a malicious insider or a well-meaning insider who is unaware of the security policy – it becomes vulnerable to loss, theft and unauthorised use,” he said.
With Pointsec Device Protector, Pointsec’s customers will now be able to control their employees’ use of personal removable media devices such as USB drives, Bluetooth smartphones, digital cameras and music players, that have wired or wireless connections to their work desktop or mobile PCs.

The product prevents or limits data transfers to these devices through a configurable security policy and content filtering, to ensure that corporate IT infrastructure cannot be used for illegal distribution of copyrighted content or installation of malicious software, as well as protecting data.

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