Portable device security: Centennial Software's DeviceWall 3.1


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Although the reporting capabilities of the management console are functional, the canned reports are pretty basic. The administrator can export the raw data in CSV format for more detailed reporting, but this is an extra hassle; we would like to see the reporting beefed up in the base product.

Given that this is clearly an endpoint security solution, it would be great if DeviceWall integrated directly with solutions like Cisco System's NAC, so that a device could not even connect to the corporate network if it didn't have the DeviceWall agent installed.

Limitations aside, DeviceWall works and can help an organization gain control of what users are allowed to connect to their corporate workstations. It's an affordable solution that addresses a key niche, and with some more polish could become an important tool in your compliance arsenal.

This was first published in March 2006

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