USB Port Security And Access Control Software

Description:

usb port security and access control software

               

Background:

As technology becomes increasingly mobile, data leakage and data loss is a real threat to both small and large companies. From confidential files to sensitive customer information, every device that accesses an organization’s computer network may increase the risk of data leakage or data loss. Moreover, not only may the costs of rectifying data leakage or data loss have high economic impact, but it may also negatively affect an organization’s reputation.  The use of USB drives is of particular interest when devising a comprehensive data security system; their ubiquitous use and portability makes USB drives particularly difficult to manage and secure.

 

 

Technology Highlights: 

Richard Anselme at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has created a USB port security and access control software (“USB Protect”). This software:

 

·         May work on any computer with a USB port (Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7);

 

·         May control the allowed USB removable media on a computer;

 

·         Potentially prevents users from transporting data with unsecured USB media; and

 

·         Can be a simple and affordable solution for small companies.

 

 

Market Potential/Applications

As organizations become more mobile in their business practice, there becomes a great need for an easy and cost effective USB port security and access control program.   This USB security technology not only be of value to companies looking to increase their USB security, but may also be of value for those companies selling encrypted USB media, where this technology can be used as an added-value item with the purchase of a company’s current devices.

 

 

License Available:

World-wide; exclusive or non-exclusive

 

Creator(s):

Richard Anselme

 

 

To obtain further information about this technology, please contact:

Jane Wu, Ph.D., J.D.

Technology Licensing Associate

Address: 7000 Fannin, Suite 720, Houston, TX, 77030

Email: Yu-Jane.Wu@uth.tmc.edu

Phone: 713-500-3582

Fax: (713) 500-0331

 

UTHealth Reference No.: 2013-0010 WEB

 

Patent Information:

The preceding is intended to be a non-confidential and limited description of a novel technology created at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). This promotional material is not comprehensive in scope and should not replace company’s diligence in a thorough evaluation of the technology. Please contact the Office of Technology Management for more information regarding this technology.
Category(s):
Software
For Information, Contact:
Hannah Nelson
Senior Technology License Associate
University of Texas Health Science Center At Houston
hannah.m.nelson@uth.tmc.edu
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