AC Element Co, Hong Kong, has released MyUSBOnly 6.0, a Windows USBsecurity application designed to prevent data theft through a computer’sUSB ports.

New features for MyUSBOnly 6.0 include compatibility with the company’snew DeepMonitor Report Manager Console, an add-on report manager thatprovides in-depth log information from each USB port. The program allowsusers to review an event log, examine recent activity, view statistics,or search for specific, detailed security information. The latestversion of MyUSBOnly also includes the ability to deploy and configureMyUSBOnly remotely on all the computers in an office.

Technically the software acts as something similar to a firewall thatmonitors the USB ports for any storage device that is connected to theprotected computer. MyUSBOnly helps users create a whitelist of all ofthe USB devices that are allowed on the computer. Once the list iscomplete, the software will then check the whitelist of allowed devicesby USB brand (if permission will be granted for a certain USB brand thatis used by the company) or by serial number (for specific USB devicesthat will be allowed) depending on the settings desired by the user.

The software also has reporting features, such as e-mail notificationseach time somebody attaches a USB device to a desktop or laptop.MyUSBOnly also maintains a security log of all attempts to gain accessto the computer via USB flash drives, iPods, card-readers, or any USBhardware.

MyUSBOnly 6.0 runs on Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/Server 2008 and costs$29.90(US) for a single-user license, and may be purchased securely.Multiuser discounts are available. Lifetime upgrades and technicalsupport are available with no additional charge.

To download a free, 27-day trial version, clickhere.