Portable device management and auditing enhancements help organizations combine tight security and operational flexibility
Portland, Ore. - September 12, 2006 - Centennial Software, a developer of IT security and asset management solutions, today announced the latest release of the company's award-winning endpoint security software, DeviceWall 4.5. Designed to help organizations manage the business risks associated with portable storage devices (iPods, USB memory sticks, PDAs, etc.) on the network, the new release sets the benchmark for device and data security.
New in DeviceWall 4.5 is file access auditing which automatically logs all data being moved between portable devices and the corporate network. In today's mobile business environment, certain employees need the ability to move data to or from the network. File access auditing ensures that system administrators have a historical record of these file movements for future incident investigations.
DeviceWall 4.5 also introduces an enhanced temporary access feature that makes it even easier for administrators to grant time-limited access to specified devices. DeviceWall was the first solution of its kind to allow administrators to grant users temporary access to portable storage devices. DeviceWall 4.5 extends that capability by providing time-restricted access and automated policy deployment thereby increasing control while providing greater flexibility and ease of administration.
"While portable devices pose a significant security threat, they are also an inescapable fixture in today's enterprise," noted Andy Burton, CEO of Centennial Software. "DeviceWall provides a more business-sensible approach to managing these devices, where strength and flexibility go hand in hand. With DeviceWall, you can stop unwanted connections just as effectively as a brute force technique such as gluing USB ports. But unlike the alternative, DeviceWall can discriminate between authorized users and unwanted devices - and permissions can be changed in real-time by administrators. DeviceWall has always best delivered this level of dynamic management, and the new version further widens that competitive gap."
Additional enhancements in this release include user interface and usability improvements, simplified administration and support for Apache Web Server. Together, these enhancements enable an organization to quickly implement control over portable devices wherever they may pop-up on the network and maintain ongoing enforcement and monitoring that can adapt to changing business and security requirements.
"When trying to protect confidential customer and company data from internal loss, the more information you can access regarding how employees are interacting with the network, the better," said Bill Martin, president at Resource One Computer Systems, inc. "DeviceWall 4.5 covers the spectrum of device security management, from initial usage surveys through device control and policy enforcement all the way to file transfer audit for forensic analysis, meaning that we have one cost-effective and simple solution that maps directly to business requirements."
DeviceWall 4.5 is available immediately and as a free upgrade to those customers with current support and maintenance contracts.
About Centennial Software
Centennial Software is a leading developer of IT asset discovery and security management solutions with more than four million licenses sold to blue-chip organizations around the world. Available through a global network of resellers and market-leading OEM vendors, Centennial Software's solutions are designed to help organizations better manage their IT infrastructure, maintain compliance and reduce operational risks. The company operates offices in the USA, UK, Germany and Australia. For more information, please visit www.devicewall.com or www.centennial-software.com.