Device and Data Management
All SWTG products are complemented by the SPYRUS Enterprise Management System (SEMS) which is almost a necessity in a shared PC environment. Worker and endpoint device mobility for connection to shared computers has brought an increase in productivity along with inherent risks associated with carrying confidential and proprietary enterprise data and intellectual property on a portable USB device that can easily fit in a briefcase, handbag or even in the palm of a hand. With such portable endpoints, it’s no surprise that these devices can be temporarily misplaced or lost. The strong encryption and password protection in all SPYRUS USB drives mitigates the threat from even professional and nation-supported sophisticated attacks on the data within the drives as well as even loyal employees who sometimes forget about security and carelessly leave their devices or device passwords exposed and unattended. Policies do not protect against a rogue employee storing large amounts of valuable data on a device and walking out the door with it and the organization’s information.
The SPYRUS Enterprise Management System, SEMS, is the SPYRUS device management system that remotely controls user access to, and the operational states of, enterprise-deployed USB devices in order to mitigate threats of misuse and data loss by malicious or improper user operations. Administrators using SEMS can remotely disable and re-enable a device, or remotely destroy keys and data to “kill” the operability of the device, issuing the appropriate command based on whether a device is misused, lost, or stolen. Regardless of where devices are located, devices can be managed and audit facilities will capture related user actions which can then be monitored centrally to observe profiles of use and trigger notifications for unusual activities.
Equally important for deployment is the ability to change policies for use of the device, often by groups or even by individuals. Rather than requiring the return of devices to organizational administrators for user registration, or modifying usage policies, e.g., off-line usage limits, or recovering forgotten passwords, SEMS supplies the facilities to execute such controls from a central location(s) to control devices globally. The SEMS hierarchical architecture facilitates national and organizational device policy definition, user audit and device control procedures such that help desk administrative consoles can be deployed based on respective enterprise needs. The device usage and protection polices most appropriate for each enterprise entity’s criteria can be customized and enforced. (SPYRUS Enterprise Management System – SEMS)