Version 7.2.1 offers new functions in the area of manipulated USB sticks (Bad USB) to react flexibly to newly detected USB devices. Furthermore, the system now reads out the local users and local administrators set up on the clients. And Security.Desk detects whether a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip is present in the client computer and then scans the manufacturer, specification and versions of the chip. Due to the fact that Microsoft is preparing a changeover to LDAPS in the Active Directory in autumn 2020, version 7.2.1 already gives you the possibility to switch access to the Active Directory to encrypted connections (LDAPS).
The following new features are waiting for you:
Advanced bad-USB control
Flexible reaction to newly detected USB devices
A new parameter in the options allows you to specify whether newly detected USB devices should be automatically accepted by the client when the “Bad USB” control is switched on.
- only after restarting the computer
Security.Desk ensures that the newly detected USB devices are still logged and reported centrally.
The new parameter is useful in variant (1), for example, if defective USB keyboards on switched-off PCs have to be replaced with new keyboards frequently during operation.
Local users and administrators
Reading the local users and local administrators set up on the clients
The local users including privilege as well as the members of the local administrator group are read out from each client, imported, displayed in the manager per client and summarized in reports.
This provides administrative users of Security.Desk with valuable information to control and consolidate the setup of local users and administrators at the clients.
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Detect if TPM chip is present and scan the manufacturer, specification and version of the chip
The Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is a chip on the motherboard that adds basic security functions to the computer. Security.Desk detects whether a TPM chip is present and then scans the manufacturer, specification and version of the chip.
- The TPM data is displayed on the device and on the motherboard report.
- The report also shows if no TPM chip is implemented.
Encrypted LDAP connections
Microsoft plans to migrate to LDAPS in the Active Directory with an update in autumn 2020, after which unencrypted LDAP connections will no longer be possible. Security.Desk is prepared for this and already offers a setting to switch to encrypted LDAP connections. If LDAPS is activated in Security.Desk, the central manager and the Security Services on the clients access the Active Directory exclusively via SSL.
We wish you maximum security with Security.Desk 7.2.1!
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