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DeviceLock® version 6.3 released!

SAN RAMON, Calif. – April 7, 2008 – DeviceLock, Inc., a worldwide leader in endpoint device control security, today announced the release of DeviceLock® 6.3. DeviceLock controls and audits activity at all plug-and-play ports and drives, and via removable devices. Now with version 6.3, it offers granular user access control, auditing and shadowing for local, network and virtual printers, as well as local sync object filtering for any Palm® OS based smartphones and PDAs.

DeviceLock will be demonstrating its latest software technology at this week’s RSA Conference in San Francisco in booth #2245.

Currently deployed on millions of computers worldwide, DeviceLock delivers comprehensive user access control for a complete range of peripheral devices and local ports. This added layer of protection prevents employees from using their corporate and personal mobile computing resources to extract valued information beyond the scope of their jobs and outside the guidelines of IT security policy.

DeviceLock 6.3 allows security administrators to centrally define permissions-based control and audit of user access to any local, network, and virtual printers regardless of how they connect to the PC including any non-USB connections. Printing events are logged, centrally collected, stored into a database, and audited. In addition, full copies of any printed documents can be shadowed for centralized reviewing in a built-in graphical viewer.

Printing from corporate computers can not be overlooked as a means for insiders to leak protected data from a network. Insiders can just walk away with hardcopy documents or disguise them in a .pdf file,” explains Ashot Oganesyan, DeviceLock’s chief technology officer. “DeviceLock 6.3 is the first product on the market that puts local printing under the strict control of corporate security administration.”

DeviceLock 6.3 also features a patent-pending local sync filtering technology allowing IT administrators to set permissions for different objects (pictures, contacts, e-mails, etc.) transferring to/from PDAs running Palm OS. “As more and more users connect their own personal mobile devices to corporate networks, local sync communications are attracting the attention of security and information risk managers as a potentially dangerous avenue of corporate data leakage that is poorly controlled and too often overlooked,” said Scott Crawford, research director with Enterprise Management Associates. “Building granular object-based filtering on top of device/port access controls that use network application protocols results in solid, multi-layer protection from data leakage and corporate network infiltration by malware via the local ports of distributed computers.”

Featuring flexible centralized management, natively integrated with Microsoft Active Directory®, DeviceLock enables security administrators to precisely control, online monitor, shadow-copy, log, and analyze end-user access to any type of peripheral devices and local ports on corporate computers, as well as automatically block operations of USB and PS/2 hardware keyloggers.

DeviceLock 6.3 is immediately available. Prices begin at $42 (US) for a single-user license. Discounts are available for multi-user licenses and for Educational Institutions. For more information, current or prospective customers should contact DeviceLock sales at +1 925.231.4400 or e-mail

About DeviceLock, Inc.

Since its inception in 1996 as SmartLine Inc, DeviceLock, Inc. has been providing well-integrated and cost-effective endpoint security solutions. With more than three million computers installed in over 55,000 organizations worldwide, DeviceLock has a vast range of corporate customers that include financial institutions, state and federal government agencies, classified military networks, telecommunications companies, and educational institutions. DeviceLock has international offices in California (U.S.), London (U.K.), Ratingen (Germany), Moscow (Russia) and Milan (Italy).


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