CygNET Systems has released USB CopyNotify! v. 1.2, a Windows security utility that notifies you when a USB memory device is being used on any PC in the network. By receiving immediate notification when a thumb drive or memory stick is being plugged into any workstation, you can prevent possible unauthorized copying of your important, confidential information when it takes place. The software also monitors data copy operations on USB drives, and creates a notification and a log entry containing the name of each file that is copied. You will even be notified if somebody shuts down or uninstalls the USB CopyNotify! program.
Simply load the server component of the program on the computer that will be used to monitor all USB port activity on the network, and load the client component of the program on each workstation on the network that needs be monitored. Each time a USB memory device is added or removed from any monitored computer, the server component will receive immediate notification of the same. In addition, the program maintains an activity log that can be printed or copied and pasted into a word processing or spreadsheet application.
Whether you're a security officer who needs to protect sensitive data files from getting into the hands of competitors, a business owner who wants to make sure that unauthorized individuals cannot access private information, or a network administrator who wants to audit and monitor the USB ports on all of the computers on the LAN, USB CopyNotify! provides both immediate notification and a permanent audit trial that can be used to identify attempts to remove data from the network.
USB CopyNotify! v. 1.2 runs on Windows 2000/XP/2003. The free trial version will monitor up to three computers on the network. A 10-workstation license costs $110(US). License packs are also available
for 25, 50, 100, and 200 computers, as well as license packages for larger networks.
About CygNET Systems Pvt Ltd
Since 1997, CygNET Systems (cyspl.com) has completed more than 60 outsourced software development projects for clients worldwide. The company's first off-the-shelf product, USB CopyNotify! (usbcopynotify.com) helps companies, schools, and other institutions protect their data. Future enhancements for USB CopyNotify! include Vista support, HSU, email and SMS notifications, support for Linux and Mac OSX computers, and detection of Wifi, BlueTooth, and IEEE 1394 devices.
In addition to releasing USB CopyNotify!, the company is currently developing J.A.A.M. (Just Another Asset Manager), a network asset management application that will track software and hardware installations, as well as Internet activities on all computers on the network; TrakU, a subscription-based personal tracking service that lets you keep track of individuals' and vehicles' locations; VIRTUComm, a plug and play virtual communication server that includes a Linux-based gateway, mail server, firewall, and proxy server; and Network Profile Manager, a Vista Gadget that lets users move from network to network on their mobile computing devices and laptops, without having to reconfigure settings for each network.