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05/06/2005

DeviceLock« 5.71 is available for download

SmartLine Inc has once again expanded the DeviceLock« feature set to allow finer control over all the device ports and drives through which Windows users can upload and download from your network. DeviceLock«'s audit capabilities also continue to get better. And, we keep working to make it easier for network administrators to deploy and manage our software.

What's New in DeviceLock« 5.71 (versus 5.7):

  • Responding to DeviceLock« Enterprise Manager customers who want to set different permissions and/or audit rules for different types of devices, we've added a new checkbox to the "Batch Permissions" dialog. Now you can select "Enable Individual Settings" in the "Set Permissions/Auditing" plug-in.

  • This update also adds new access control features for CD burners, non-storage USB devices and virtual CDs. DeviceLock« now has a setting to help integrate the use of virtual CDs. You can now set "Enable access control for virtual CD-ROMs"; thus, allowing the software-emulated CDs, while blocking real CD-ROMs.

  • Now DeviceLock« customers can better answer the "who," "what," "where," "when" questions likely to arise in a security audit focused on plug-and-play (PnP) device access to a network. The new audit plug-in, "Report PnP Devices" creates a report showing all USB, FireWire and PCMCIA devices currently connected to computers in the network, as well as those recently connected.

  • To provide more flexibility to those who must audit and monitor device access, we've added support for different types of audit rules - "Full Audit", "Audit Read" and "Audit Write". With these audit types you can log either all user actions or log only the read or write access attempts.

  • Deploying DeviceLock« has just become a little easier with new installation parameters for unattended, or "silent", setup. Now in the devicelock.ini file you can define audit rules for devices and accounts with read-only access to devices. Also, you can disable the adding of Administrators and SYSTEM accounts to a device's permissions list, in this way thwarting any attempt by unauthorized staff to gain additional privileges over device permission settings.

  • Support has been added for the recent Windows 2003 Server Service Pack 1.

Existing customers that are still within their one-year free maintenance period can use this new version without any fee!

Other customers can also receive an upgrade but for the additional fee.  If you want to purchase an upgrade, please e-mail us at upgrade (at) protect-me.com. (Please delete the space before and after the "(at)" letters and also replace "(at)" with @ mark. We are sorry for this inconvenience, but these steps are necessary to help us avoid SPAM.)

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