USB Firewall Software Seeks to Prevent Insider Data Breaches

By Brian Prince  |  Posted 2007-02-22 Print this article Print

The Vista-compatible software provides a protective layer against unauthorized transfers of data to portable devices.

The most problematic database security breaches often don't come hackers, but from the inside.

With that in mind, the software company CoSoSys has released Secure it Easy for Windows Vista, software that blocks the unauthorized transfer of data to portable storage devices. Its latest offering puts the Romania-based company in the league with other firms looking to address concerns about insider data breaches.

Avivah Litan, an analyst for Gartner, said it is difficult to know just how many insider data breaches occur, partly because companies don't always know about them or publicize them. However, the demand for products aimed at preventing data leaks and monitoring employee behavior on computer networks is small but growing, she said.

"There is a demand for controlling data from leaving the enterprise," she said.

Recent research done by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Vontu, a data loss prevention company, found that 72 percent of respondents thought data loss of USB drives and removable media was the No. 1 concern for endpoint security.

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