updated 03:15 pm EST, Mon January 8, 2007
Faronics Device Filter Mac
Faronics today released Faronics Device Filter Mac, a utility that allows administrators to manage the access rights for all devices across an entire enterprise. With Faronics' Device Filter Mac, anything from an iPod to portable applications, or a modem connected via Bluetooth can now be effectively controlled to make sure that no unauthorized data transfers or connections take place. The protection can be applied on per user or per workstation basis to establish a secure environment perimeter where all connectivity aspects are properly regulated and logged, including USB/FireWire, infrared, wireless, Bluetooth, or Ethernet-based devices.
The program integrates with Apple Remote Desktop (ARD), allowing administrators to deploy a customized device connectivity configuration package to single or multiple computers. It supports permanent, temporary, or one-time only authorizations, capacity restrictions, and one-time device mounting and/or access.
Pricing starts at $352 protection for 10 workstations/users (including 1 year of maitenance). A fully functional, 60-day evaluation version of Device Filter Mac can be downloaded free of charge from the company's website.