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ALSO CALLED: Universal Serial Bus
DEFINITION: USB (Universal Serial Bus) is a plug-and-play interface between a computer and add-on devices, such as media players, keyboards, telephones, digital cameras, scanners, flash drives, joysticks and printers. USB supports hot-swapping, which means that a new device can be added to your computer without having to add an adapter card or even having to turn the computer off. The USB peripheral bus standard  … 
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Expands the workspace with one single cable
sponsored by MMD
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Check out the following solution brief to get a firsthand look at what's new to the world of docking stations. See how with USB 3.0 you can virtually eliminate the need for excess wires, actually increase worker well-being, and more.
Posted: 15 Apr 2014 | Published: 15 Apr 2014

MMD

Information Security Breaches Survey 2013
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
RESEARCH CONTENT: Security breaches cost large businesses an average of £850,000, the 2013 Information Security Breaches Survey reveals.
Posted: 29 Apr 2013 | Published: 29 Apr 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

EFT Server to Replace USB for SCADA; EFT Server Enterprise Helps to Reduce Risks through Multi-Zone Architecture
sponsored by GlobalScape
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains that USB drives have been used to transport viruses and malware, both on purpose and accidentally.
Posted: 06 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

GlobalScape

Three Ways to Prevent USB Insecurity
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: This crucial white paper examines how removable device policy enforcement can mitigate these risks while enabling managed use of these necessary productivity tools.
Posted: 14 Oct 2013 | Published: 14 Oct 2013

Lumension

After a Thorough Search and Exhaustive Testing of Device Control Solutions, Greenwood Academies Trust Chooses Lumension®
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: This case study focuses on one organization that implemented device control to better manage its sensitive data across all endpoints and removable devices without any worry.
Posted: 11 Oct 2013 | Published: 11 Oct 2013

Lumension

Salvation Army Protects the Integrity of Data and Global Brand
sponsored by Lumension
CASE STUDY: Protecting data integrity without hindering their care-givers and officers is paramount for The Salvation Army. This case study reveals how the organization implemented plug and play flexibility for their users with USB devices and mitigated potential data threats with endpoint security.
Posted: 31 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2007

Lumension

How to Achieve Device Control Peace of Mind
sponsored by Lumension
CASE STUDY: Uncover which solution one of your peers implemented to help them find peace of mind and stop worrying about data loss and malware intrusion from removable USB drives and other portable storage devices.
Posted: 31 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Lumension

Beyond Passwords & Outdated Physical Access Systems
sponsored by Entrust, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn why passwords and traditional physical access systems are simply inefficient in this day and age and discover how smart credentials are a vital component of your physical and logical access security strategy.
Posted: 05 Sep 2012 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

Entrust, Inc.

Three Ways to Prevent USB Insecurity in Your Enterprise
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: USB flash drives and other portable devices are valuable tools in the typical government staffer’s virtual toolkit. These handy devices allow workers to efficiently accomplish their duties and carry out their tasks for the public good. Read this paper to learn how to enable the use of these productivity tools, while mitigating the risk.
Posted: 06 Jan 2011 | Published: 06 Jan 2011

Lumension

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): SAN Acceleration Using FalconStor Network Storage Server (NSS)
sponsored by FalconStor Software
WHITE PAPER: Do you have questions regarding SAN acceleration? Learn more about solid state storage, which solid state technologies are currently on the market, and why your enterprise needs solid state storage. This concise white paper is designed to answer frequently asked questions on these topics and more.
Posted: 25 Oct 2010 | Published: 25 Oct 2010

FalconStor Software

Trusted Computing: What the Future Looks Like
sponsored by Wave Systems Corp.
VIDEOCAST: Ethernet transformed networking. USB forever shaped the perception of peripherals. Will Trusted Computing transform the way we compute? Hear Wave CEO Steven Sprague draw parallels between Trusted Computing and successes in the cellular and cable industries.
Posted: 15 Sep 2010 | Premiered: Sep 15, 2010

Wave Systems Corp.

Three Ways to Prevent Insider Risk Within Your SCCM-Managed Environment
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how removable device policy enforcement can prevent risks while enabling managed use of necessary productivity tools—seamlessly within your Microsoft® System Center Configuration Manager-managed environment.
Posted: 27 Jan 2010 | Published: 27 Jan 2010

Lumension

Five Truths About Enterprise Data Protection
sponsored by PGP Corporation
WHITE PAPER: How can your business secure data that is always on the move? Read this paper to learn valuable information for securing your data with an enterprise-wide data encryption strategy.
Posted: 17 Sep 2009 | Published: 22 Dec 2008

PGP Corporation

How to Prevent Security Breaches Through Effective Management and Control of USB Devices
sponsored by Lumension
WEBCAST: Learn how USB devices are used to transfer data, the federal government’s ban on USB devices and its impact, and how to effectively manage USB devices to secure data and networks without impacting productivity.
Posted: 12 Aug 2009 | Premiered: Aug 12, 2009

Lumension

The Insider Threat and Mobile Devices: Employees Often Evade and Ignore Security Policies
sponsored by IronKey
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Check out this presentation transcript to learn about the results of a study concerned with the extent to which employees in U.S. companies are complying or not complying with reasonable data protection and security practices.
Posted: 26 May 2009 | Published: 26 May 2009

IronKey

Nucleus RTOS
sponsored by Mentor Graphics
SOFTWARE DEMO: Complex microprocessors lie at the heart of every electronic device and embedded system in use today - from mobile phones to brain scanners. Such products demand sophisticated software to get the job done, and that's where operating systems come in.
Posted: 14 Apr 2009 | Premiered: 14 Apr 2009

Mentor Graphics

Active Anti-Malware Protection: Self-Defending IronKey Flash Drives Stop MalWare and Viruses from Spreading to Computers and Networks
sponsored by IronKey
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to discover why only IronKey - with a unique end-to-end security that extends from the Cryptochip to firmware to services - is able to deliver a complete range of anti-malware controls down to the hardware level.
Posted: 06 Mar 2009 | Published: 06 Mar 2009

IronKey

New Insider Threat Emerges in the New Economy
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: Learn how employees and partners are engaging with IT assets and intellectual property.
Posted: 02 Feb 2009 | Published: 02 Feb 2009

Lumension

Dell ProSupport Hard Drive Data Recovery Service
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
DATA SHEET: Dell's Hard Drive Data Recovery Service gives customers of all sizes - from small businesses to large public companies and government agencies - the opportunity to recover data from a failed hard drive.
Posted: 09 Jan 2009 | Published: 09 Jan 2009

Dell, Inc.

The SAP Virtualization Ecosystem
sponsored by VMware and Intel
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This paper discusses the options available to you for virtualizing SAP, the big cost savings you can expect from virtualization, and why you should go virtual right away.
Posted: 18 Dec 2008 | Published: 18 Dec 2008

VMware and Intel

Citrix XenApp 5.0: Preparing for a Successful Migration
sponsored by visionapp
WHITE PAPER: Citrix XenApp 5.0 offers new functionality: with preferential load balancing, preset values can now be applied to both specific users and particular applications.
Posted: 14 Nov 2008 | Published: 14 Nov 2008

visionapp

Secure Mobile Computing: Using Two-factor Authentication with VPNs and Disk Encryption
sponsored by Aladdin Knowledge Systems
WHITE PAPER: Although mobile computing offers organizations many competitive advantages, it also entails significant security risks to corporate networks and sensitive corporate data. Read this whitepaper to learn about strong authentication solutions.
Posted: 28 Jul 2008 | Published: 11 Jun 2008

Aladdin Knowledge Systems

Barclays Bank
sponsored by Lumension
CASE STUDY: Barclays chose Lumension Security's Sanctuary Device Control which enabled complete lock down of USB ports and prevented all unauthorized connection of USB devices.
Posted: 10 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Lumension

HP - rp5700 Point of Sale System
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
DATA SHEET: The HP rp5700 Point of Sale System gives you a flexible point-of-sale platform that can go from the front of the store to the back office.
Posted: 18 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Aug 2008

Hewlett-Packard Company

HP POS System Helps Mayors Improve Customer Service, Gain Selling Time
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
CASE STUDY: Among the priorities for the new system were ease of use by salespeople, an easy-to-manage centralized customer database for lookup and validation, and the use of broadband connectivity. Maintaining access to proprietary applications that supported nonsales functions was also required.
Posted: 18 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Aug 2008

Hewlett-Packard Company
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USB DEFINITION (continued): …  was developed by Compaq, IBM, DEC, Intel, Microsoft, NEC, and Northern Telecom. The technology is available without charge for all computer and device vendors.Since 1996, Windows operating systems have been equipped with USB drivers or special software designed to work with specific input/output (I/O) device types. Most new computers and peripheral devices are equipped with USB.In November 2008, the USB Implementers Forum (USB IF) released specifications for USB 3.0, officially known as SuperSpeed USB. According to Forum president Jeff Ravencraft, a USB 3.0-capable flash drive can transfer … 
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