Whether you’re an organization or a home user, working in a school or from the comfort of your home, computer data protection is an essential task you have to take care of starting with the Internet/network security software and ending with user access to the hardware. Let me recommend you a tool that shouldn’t miss from your data loss prevention toolkit, the USB Port Lock from Lindy.
Lindy is a company based in Germany that provides various high-quality connection technology products worldwide and their USB Port Lock takes care of your computer’s USB ports while you’re gone, preventing unauthorized access to stored data. The USB Port Lock is a set of four port lockers and one key that you can rely on when you need to block your computer’s USB ports so no one can connect a keyboard, mouse, key logger, USB mass storage device, or other device that can be used to access/copy/remove sensitive information.
As you can see in these photos, the locking system is easy to use – you only need to slide the key out, slide the tiny button on it, add a locker, insert it into the USB port of your choice, and slide the tiny button to release it. The port will be filled with the lock and no one will be able to take it out without the dedicated key.
The kit covers four USB ports so if you have more ports to block, you need to get more sets of four or ten pieces. To color-code ports you can choose from five colors: pink, green, blue, orange, and white. You can find the 4 USB Port Lock kit at Lindy at a price of $22.95, or spend $18 on a pack of ten.