DeviceLock announced the release of DeviceLock 6.4. With this release, DeviceLock adds true file type detection and filtering – the first deep data analysis feature built on top of its new content processing engine.
The software can intercept peripheral device read/write operations, perform analysis of the entire digital content in real time and enforce applicable file type-based security policies. In addition, true file types can now be used as a parameter for DeviceLock data shadowing policies, thus increasing the level of granularity and flexibility of controls.
DeviceLock’s true file-type detection and filtering capability currently detects around 3,800 known file types and is extensible to add new types as requested by customers. Furthermore, It is not limited to file filtering operations solely within Windows Explorer. If permission for a given file type is set to “block’ for managed device types, no files of that type can be moved from a user’s computer to removable media, regardless of which application or process initiated the request.
Another new feature implemented in DeviceLock 6.4 is network awareness support, with automatic policy mode switching. It is now possible to define centrally a separate set of permissions to be applied when a computer is disconnected from the corporate network. Such an off-line policy exists as a complement to the regular on-line policy. DeviceLock recognizes the network mode of the computer, and applies the correct policy automatically. Network awareness support provides security administrators with an additional dimension of flexibility by allowing them to take into account whether the user is working from the protected corporate network, or from a much less safe and predictable Internet environment.
DeviceLock 6.4 incorporates a number of additional enhancements including the ability to generate automatically graphical reports based on DeviceLock audit and shadow logs.