|[March 05, 2014]
Belkin Releases Advanced Secure USB Peripheral Switch
PLAYA VISTA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
a trusted leader of technology solutions for office, classroom, IT
infrastructure, and mobile environments, today introduced the Belkin
Advanced Secure USB Peripheral Switch that uniquely enables users to
securely share any USB device on up to four different computers with
different networks at different security levels. The new switch was
designed and tested to support the widest variety of USB devices,
including smart card readers, cameras, thumb drives, USB controllers and
more. In tandem with Belkin's patent-pending desktop controller unit,
the USB Switch improves usability, situational awareness, and security.
Belkin's Advanced Secure USB Peripheral Switch is configurable through
an easy-to-use and password-protected application, ensuring that only
authorized IT personnel have access to defined settings. It enables IT
departments to assign a specific USB device access to only some of the
computers connected to it, allowing a more exact and secure USB device
policy. The switch is able to filter USB devices based on a detailed
scheme with rules that allow or block USB devices based on specific,
user-defined parameters without using software.
The switch is equipped with a designated port supporting the Belkin
Advanced Secure Desktop Controller Unit (DCU). With an easy and
intuitive user interface, the secure DCU enables browsing through
available networks and a clear indication of selected channels through
numbers, as well as programmable text and colors. In order to ensure the
highest level of protection, the Advanced Secure Peripheral Switch is
equipped with an end-to-end tamper-proof packaging system that prevents
physical tampering, as well as color chips and name labels to reduce
user-switching errors by providing clear identification.
Key features of the Advanced Secure USB Peripheral Switch include:
USB Device Filtering - The USB device filtering is based on a
detailed scheme with the ability to create up to 32 rules that allow
or block USB devics based on class, subclass, protocol, serial
number, VID and PID.
No Shared Resources - The switch is designed to securely
operate even when peripheral devices are vulnerable to signaling
attacks. The switch does not allow computer access to any shared
resource and does not share controllable power sources.
Assign USB Devices to Specific Computers - The switch enables
users to assign a specific or type of USB device only to some of the
computers connected to it - or block others - allowing a more exact
and secure USB device policy.
Wide Variety of USB Support - The switch was designed and
tested to support the widest variety of USB devices.
Hot Swap USB Devices - The switch allows hot swapping of USB
devices while still connected to the target computers. This enables
organizations to create multiple USB device rules, allowing the users
to share different devices in a single configuration.
Easy-to-Use, Password-Protected Configuration Application - The
switch is configurable through an easy-to-use application that can be
password-protected, ensuring that only authorized IT personnel can
configure the device.
DCU (Desktop Controller Unit) Support - The switch supports the
patented Belkin Advanced Secure DCU to enable easy and intuitive KVM
operation, remotely at the user's desk. Channel names may be
programmed into the DCU display to improve usability, situational
awareness and security.
Increased Reliability - Using a new, advanced, 25-year
anti-tampering battery with an extremely low self-discharge rate, the
life expectancy of the switch has been increased dramatically making
it the most reliable Advanced Secure USB Peripheral Switch on the
"Until now, USB device access was controlled by software running on the
computer which meant it could be hacked or modified. A USB device not
issued by an agency can infect the computer system and network which can
be used to inject malicious software, for example," said Luis Artiz,
director of product management, Business Division, Belkin International.
"Now with the new USB Peripheral Switch and Belkin DCU, end users can
access authorized USB peripherals on their desktops while ensuring
network security. And for government agencies and financial
institutions, where security is paramount, deploying a hardware-based
solution is critical."
Belkin delivers the necessary components for workstation security, as
well as every essential accessory and peripheral device to provide a
complete, efficient, productive workstation that meets the demands of
government use. For more information visit: Belkin
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Security, Convenience & Control for Multiple Computers with Different
About Belkin Business
Belkin Business, a division of Belkin International, offers technology
solutions for office, classroom, IT infrastructure, and mobile
environments. A proven technology leader for more than 30 years,
organizations worldwide trust Belkin for its unwavering commitment to
product quality, and expertise in creating solutions designed to address
customer requirements in business, government and education. With a
global supply chain and broad provider network, Belkin commands a
purchasing power that delivers greater value and unparalleled execution
advantages to customers. The company's line of commercial products are
available through Belkin's global network of distributors and resellers.
Headquartered in Playa Vista, California, the company is represented in
more than 25 countries and can be found on the Web at http://www.belkin.com/us/business/enterprise.
Tags: government security, cyber security, cyber attack, cyber threat,
peripheral security, USB security, network security
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