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Security advice for USB drives


I'm looking for some specific advice on how I can use McAfee products to keep our network secure, while allowing users to plug USB drives into their PCs.

We are using SaaS Endpoint Protection.

In the past, we simply didn't allow USB drives on our network, but this no longer seems realistic.

I've been doing some research, and see that the two main concerns about USB sticks are spreading malware/viruses from the stick to the network, and confidential data being lost/stolen/shared.

What do I need to do to secure our business network from both of these risks?



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Re: Security advice for USB drives

You can try McAfee Device Control ,and McAfee Host Data Loss Prevention.

Fo manage USBs and prevent viruses to be carried inside your Network, McAfee encrypted USB  comes with a built in Av and yes!  is managed by ePO

El mensaje fue editado por: HermanSchenk on 25/01/11 16:05:16 GMT-06:00
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Re: Security advice for USB drives

Thanks for the response!

I've read up on your suggestions.

It looks like McAfee Encrypted USB is what I'm looking for.

Is the Saas software what I need to manage this? Or would we need to purchase ePo?


Re: Security advice for USB drives

USB have ePo in the licence if I m not wrong

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Re: Security advice for USB drives

You might want to also review this MS technote :

On all of my corporate machines, Autorun is disabled on everything except CD-Rom drives.

Re: Security advice for USB drives

It`s a good idea , I block autorun.inf read from VSE 8.7i with access protection rule

Message was edited by: HermanSchenk on 1/26/11 7:29:38 AM GMT-06:00
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