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October 2007

Device Management: Pointsec Protector software review

DEVICE MANAGEMENT Pointsec Protector REVIEWED BY SANDRA KAY MILLER Check Point Software Technologies Price: Starts at $45 per seat Pointsec Protector (formerly Device Protector prior to Check Point's acquisition of Pointsec) addresses the growing problem of unsecured ports and endpoint devices while transparently delivering encryption, filtering content, enforcing policies and maintaining an audit trail, even when mobile devices are disconnected from the network. Configuration/Management A Getting the product running was effortless, thanks to well-designed wizards and a straightforward installation process. Protector ties in with Microsoft Active Directory and Novell eDirectory for user and group synchronization when assigning device access rights, encryption and policies. The administration console is intuitive, and multiple tiers of administrative access can be assigned for distributed management. We were able to easily manage users, groups and devices, policies, alerts and encryption, and create and view audits, logs and ...

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