USB-Lock-RP Device Control Endpoint Security by Advanced Systems International

USB Device Control & USB Lockdown
USB-Lock-RP©

Strong USB Control & Lockdown Software to Block USB Devices Access and Lock USB Ports in Windows Systems.
Centralized USB Device Management, Monitoring and Whitelisting to Protect Computers in a Network.

USB Device Control is an important part of Endpoint Security and focuses in the protection of computer systems and data assets from threats posed by unauthorized USB device usage. Controlling USB devices access to endpoints is required to secure networks that control machinery or store sensitive information.


USB-Lock-RP Device Control

USB-Lock-RP is the strongest solution to centrally manage access to USB ports, removable storage, mobile devices and wireless adapters to servers, workstations and laptops in a network. Presents Smart USB lockdown designed to protect computers in Industrial processes as well as corporate offices:

  • OT Industrial Networks DCS and SCADA (Critical Infrastructure)
  • IT Small-Mid-Large Business/Enterprise Networks.

Classified as USB Port Control for Enterprise, USB Lock RP Device Control Software is an administrative and enforcement tool specifically designed to control usb devices to protect windows operating systems, without concern to dependencies, at a very small memory/storage footprint.

The Management Console operates on-premises within the enterprise network and provides real-time granular control and visibility over USB activity and endpoint computers. It controls devices access policy and enforces rules to specific computers, as well as groups of computers with ease. Receives devices connection alerts and logs events automatically, including USB Monitoring for details on approved file transfers.

USB Lock auto-detects device hardware IDs to easy authorize (whitelist) specific USB devices and blocks the rest, without interfering with harmless peripherals. Devices can be authorized to work on specific machines as well as in all the network.

Computers DLP & USB-based malware prevention: To prevent data loss and systems infection in computers by means of USB devices, USB Lock acts to deny the presence of the device at system level. (Block incoming & outgoing data). USB-Lock-RP blocking and lockdown USB characteristics are unique and superior than consumer-based device control solutions.

USB DLP: To prevent data loss from authorized USB flash drives, USB Lock client can force strong encryption on any files transferred from the computer to the authorized USB drive. Auto-Encryption can be turned ON/OFF in real-time.

Features:
  • Centralized USB Device Management.
  • Secures Groups of Computer or Specific Computers.
  • Whitelists Specific Devices by Hardware ID and Blocks the rest.
  • Receives Alerts & Logs Device Connections in the Network Automatically.
  • Presents Full Screen Locking upon Blocking Devices (includes your company logo).
  • Monitors & Encrypts File Transfers from Endpoints to Authorized USB drives (ON/OFF).
  • Easy Client Deployment through Group Policy (Windows Installer MSI).
  • Event logs in CEF (Common events format) for integration with SIEM.
  • Controls USB even if no user is logged into the client system (Setting and enforcement).

Benefits:
  • Prevent Computer Systems Infection
  • Prevent Data-loss from Computers (Computer DLP)
  • Prevent Data-loss from Authorized Devices (USB DLP)
  • Inform of Devices Connection Events & Activity
  • Compliance with Endpoint Security Policies and Regulations
  • Permanent end-user enterprise licensing model, One-time payment only.
  • Designed for organization autonomous control, dosen't require internet.
  • Strong device control, Blocks or authorizes devices at system level in real-time.
  • All included, no need to order additional modules for encryption or monitoring.

Requirements:
  • Network TCP/IP (LAN, WLAN or WAN)
  • Windows Operating Systems from NT 10 to NT 5.1 (Physical or Virtual Machine)
  • Other Dependencies: None

Software Type:
  • Control: Management application On-Premises (not Cloud-based)
  • Client: Local System Service

Supported Operating Systems:

device control for windows operating systems
  • Windows-Server 2016
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows-Server 2012 R2
  • Windows 8
  • Windows-Server 2012
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows-Server 2008
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows-Server 2003 R2
  • Windows-Server 2003
  • Windows XP
  • Embedded POSReady 2009
  • Virtual Machines and Thin Clients.
  • (32/64 bits)

Development:
  • Latest Version: V 12.8.2
  • Age: 14 Years (Since 2005)
  • Status: Active

Support:
  • Dedicated Technical Team on Stand by
Block & Control the following Devices: USB, e-SATA, FireWire drives, mobile phones MTP, CD, Bluetooth, IRDA, WiFI and type HID keyboard impersonator BadUSB devices.
USB Device Control Scope:
  • UMS (USB Mass Storage Device).
    • USB flash drives.
    • Card readers.
    • Memory Cards.
  • UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol).
    • Portable Hard drives.
    • SSD Enclosures.
  • USB-MTP (Media Transfer Protocol).
    • Smartphones.
    • Tablets.
    • Portable devices.
    • Personal Identity Verification (PIV) devices.
  • External magnetic hard drives.
    • e-SATA.
    • Firewire (IEEE 1394).
  • Wireless Transceivers.
    • WiFi.
    • Bluetooth.
    • IrDA.
  • External and Internal.
    • CD.
    • DVD.
    • Blu-Ray.
  • USB-HID (Human Interface Device).
    • BadUSBs (Keystroke Injection).
    • Arduino.
    • USB Rubber Ducky.




USB lock rp device control is licensed by over 1000 organization worldwide, since 2004
USB-Lock-RP Device Control Software is Licensed by top-notch Organizations









Controlling USB Devices


Characteristics

Strong USB Control:

Prevents Zero-day USB-based exploit from entering your systems. Blocks USB incoming and outgoing of data. Device Hardware IDs working storage are AES 256 variable key, variable initiation vector CBC (Cipher-Block-Chain) Mode encrypted and HEX masked. Prevents USB Devices Hardware ID spoofing. Secures systems even if the user is running with administrative credentials.


Straightforward Operation:

Start protecting your network in minutes. Very easy to operate and set security policy. Protection scope is divided in 4 sectors; just select a client machine or computer group and press the desired lock to keep removable storage and portable devices threats away. Once set operation is automatic. Intuitive administrative GUI, virtually no learning curve involved.


Granular Policy:

Authorize specific USB removable drives and/or specific smartphones access to specific computers or to all computers in the network and block the rest. Prevents unauthorized access to USB ports, removable storage, portable devices and other Removable Media from accessing operating systems in the network.


Centralized Management:

Centrally set or change security measures and automatically receive and log details on blocked, and authorized devices as they are plugged into endpoint computers in real-time. As well as logging and receiving records of files transferred from endpoints to authorized USB Devices as events occur.


Personalized USB Lockdown:

Presents informative Lockdown alerts screens at client computers upon blocking devices, USB Lockdown screens presented at endpoint computers are personalized with the end-user organization/enterprise logo. Personalization is automatically done by our team prior to secure electronic delivery (within 3 hours order made)


Smart USB Port Control:

Designed to control USB port access without interfering with non-storage USB peripherals (mouse, keyboards, webcams, printers), But capable of detecting and unobtrusively protect against keystroke injection and malicious payload attacks by devices such as BadUSBs (USB Rubber Ducky) that impersonate HID keyboards or mouse.


USB Monitoring:

Effective monitoring of data/files transferred from endpoint computers to authorized USB portable storage (thumb/flash/pen drives). Records automatically arrive and are stored secured at the Control server. The Administrative Console can be set to send these records to a SMTP (TLS/SSL) email within your domain in real-time.


USB DLP:

Protects information contained inside authorized Thumb drives by optionally forcing automatic AES 256 encryption of all transferred data/files from computers to authorized USB drives, effectively locking out USB access to protect confidential information in case the authorized device is lost or stolen. USB DLP policy can be enabled or disabled with just a click.


Perpetual use Licenses:

Licenses are End-user Organization Perpetual use Licenses and include 2 years updates, after 2 years updates are optional at 20% of licensing cost. USB-Lock-RP is not support demanding, once it's set, it works as intended, this has to do with product maturity and that at client-side the software deals with hardware, not users. Support is in English at no charge by email or phone.


Autonomous Control:

Doesn’t require internet or Active directory.
Protects even if client endpoint is disconnected from the network. (At the Control, disconnected Laptops will show in the out-list). Protects at System level. (Effective even if running under administrative account.) Starts protecting even if no user is logged into the system. Works on air-gapped networks and remote locations.


Available for Download:

Download the functional DEMO or request a small set licensed as Proof-of-Concept to your organization. Test how USB Lock Software, manages USB ports and devices access to endpoints for free, no cost or commitment. POC Licenses are personalized with your organization logo. Dedicated team on standby to assist on any questions you may have (24x7).


Easy Deployment:

USB Lock client can be mass deployed as Group Policy Object in Active Directory Environments, the USB Lock client is presented as a standalone Windows Installer MSI that is configurable by command line, ensuring effective initial client deployment and updates. Our team can also preconfigure the MSI for you if required.

USB Lockdown

Refers to automatically blocking access to the computer desktop. Lockdown occurs when unauthorized USB storage devices (e.g., USB 2.0, USB 3.x) are connected to the usb ports (e.g., standard USB type-A, USB type-C), or remote USB. USB-Lock-RP considers the unauthorized connection of usb storage devices a serious intrusion attempt that should be stopped by all means.

USB Lockdown (blocking) is part of the software redundant measures applied to protect the system. This measures take place upon detection and included preventing drivers to load, stopping, dismounting, disabling, ejecting devices and also blocking access to the desktop. Protection measures escalated depending on the device type and the device status but lockdown is normally included when blocking usb and other removable storage under the software protection scope.

USB Lockdown

Blocking USB & desktop Lockdown is simultaneous and present full-screen window alerts that extend to multiple monitors.
Lockdown remains until any of the following conditions is met:

  • The blocked USB device is removed. (client-side)
  • The master password is used. (client-side.)
  • The sector is unprotected. (control-side.)
  • The USB device is authorized. (control-side.)

USB-Lock-RP Basic Operation

Block USB Devices on Specific Computers:

  1. Select a client PC from the USB-Lock-RP Control Dashboard network list.
  2. Click on the left side lock.

Done!, you have just protected the selected computer removable drives sector. Now the following devices will be blocked: USB, eSATA and Firewire drives, Mobile phones (MTP Protocol), and memory cards while also smart blocking USB keystroke injection attacks. Setting are enforced in real-time (To unprotect just click the lock again).




Block USB Devices on a Group of Computers:

By default 5 groups are created, and all new installed clients will belong to group 1 as seen on the groups column, so you are ready to block removable storage on all computers at this point.

  1. Rename groups using the group rename function.(optional.)
  2. Add computers to groups by right clicking on the selected machine and choosing a group name.(optional.)
  3. Click the Group security button and choose the group name, sector (e.g., Removable drives), desired action (e.g., Protect) and press OK.

Great!, you just Locked removable drives sector on all computers that belong to the chosen group. You will see all computers in that group changing its security status to protected in real-time.




Whitelist Thumb drives and Smartphones:

Authorizing specific USB pen drives and Mobile phones is as easy, just insert the device you need to authorize (at the control or at the client) and press authorize. Done!

Besides USB Control (Removable Storage Sector), three other sectors to manage are available and are as easy to protect: CD/DVD Sector, iRDA/Bluetooth Sector, and WiFi Sector.

Blocked or authorized device connection to any client computer automatically generate an alert event stored encrypted at Control server. This records are readable from within the Central USB-Lock-RP Device Control interface and show date-time, Hardware ID, logged user & machine name.

At client-side a full screen alert instructs the user to remove the device, this alerts bear the licensed organization logo at top-left corner.

Monitor Files Transferred Thumb-drives:

USB Monitoring is activated or deactivated with just one click independently of the removable storage sector protection state. (While protected or unprotected state)
Monitored data include the name and exact weight of transferred files from the client endpoint PC to flash drives, logged user, device hardware ID, source machine name, date/time when the event started.
Records are sent encrypted AES 256 hex masked from the endpoint computer to the control in near real-time and are organized at the control by endpoint machine name/date/time for review as needed.
At the Central control server the collected data remains encrypted and same as all device insertion attempts records is only readable within the Device Control interface.



Protect Information Inside Thumb drives (Encryption):

Blocking USB Access is done by forcing automatic Encryption, this function can also be turned ON or OFF with just one click. (USB Monitoring needs to be activated for Encryption to work).

When USB Encryption is active all files transferred from the endpoint computer to authorized USB flash drives are automatically AES 256 encrypted. (all data not just the headers)

Stored files on encrypted USB Thumb drives can be opened within the endpoint originating client or within any other endpoint USB-Lock-RP client that has USB Encryption activated. (files are automatically decrypted in those systems when opened)

This function ensures that information contained inside authorized devices is only accessible within determined computers in the network and none outside the network.




Protect Against badUSB devices:

Included in the removable drives sector is protection against badUSB device e.g. USB Rubber Ducky, this type of device is extremely dangerous as its firmware has modified to impersonate Human interface devices (HID) such as keyboards.

This class of BadUSB can inflict keystroke attacks and introduce malicious payloads to harm the operating system and network infrastructure. Blocking USB of this type is a standard function in USB Lock, the program makes a quick analysis when detects any change on keyboard/mouse enumeration to prevent such attacks, other than that keyboards and mouse work normally without restriction.

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Articles & Reviews:

Central Control of Device Access to Computers.

QUOTE: USB-Lock-RP Device Control Software is a unified system to centrally control access to computers by external and remote devices. This protection includes USB ports, removable storage, mobile devices and wireless adapters to servers, workstations and laptops in a network. Specifically, USB-Lock-RP responds to the vulnerability of individual and enterprise-wide computers to cyber exploits...

USB-Lock-RP Review: Central Control of Device Access to Computers., Article by Yan Ross, J.D. in Cyber Defense Magazine.

Article: by Yan Ross
in: CyberDefenseMagazine.com

Direct means of organizations information protection.

QUOTE: ...USB Lock RP is also one of the only pieces of USB control software that personalizes block screens and relevant boxes with a customer’s logo. This builds USB Lock RP into a company’s policy and gives each and every client a feeling of personalized control...

USB Lock RP Centralized Direct means of organizations information protection, Article: by David Bisson in: InformationSecurityBuzz.com
Article: by David Bisson
in: InformationSecurityBuzz.com

Endpoint security that is not a pain in your end!.

QUOTE: ...USB Lock RP not only allows you to maintain control and have flexibility. It gives you peace of mind when it comes to endpoint security and removable devices and more importantly is gets rid of PEST!...

USB Lock RP: Endpoint security that is not a pain in your end!, Article by Ron Barrett in Network World

Article: by Ron Barrett
in: NetworkWorld.com

The Advanced Systems Team invites you to test USB LOCK RP to manage USB devices access to your network.