Its always good to see a client do something new and interesting with its core technology, opening up a new market, which is why I was pleased to see this news from Prism Microsystems.
USB sticks continue to be a major threat to IT security, because they are so easily the basis of an inside job. A disgruntled employee could just grab and go. USB security is a whole market in its own right, with any number of specialist players. For Prism though USB protection is a feature, rather than a product.
Perhaps most importantly Version 6.2 of EventTracker offers real-time alerting of USB policy breaches. In other words, its not going to be an after the fact batch when you suddenly discover someone accessed a machine they shouldn’t. The software also monitors any changes to data on the target systems when a USB stick is introduced. I haven’t seen it demonstrated yet but Prism also claims the software can disable a USB stick in this context.
Prism uses the old RedMonk video demo trick, and if you’d like to know more check it out here.
thanks to @edans for the CC Attribution 2.0 photo!