Most often they contain customer information, account numbers, and other sensitive information. The need to keep this information safe and secure is imperative.
One way that the data can be jeopardized is through memory media. For example, according to recent published reports, American journalists discovered Afghans near a U.S. air base were selling computer equipment stolen from the American military. This equipment included USB memory sticks with extremely sensitive information.
This is known as "data leakage" – and it can happen in companies and government agencies, both large and small. The proliferation of portable USB drives, flash memory cards, and writeable CDs and DVDs poses a challenge to enforcing security policies. Often, companies tell their staffs not to use such devices, but rarely do anything to enforce it.
PORTSHUTTER® is an application that solves this problem. Once installed on a mobile PC, PORTSHUTTER allows individual users to set policies that will restrict which ports are available to the end user (USB port, optical drive).
With PORTSHUTTER, you can: