What is the purpose of a USB decontamination station?

Decontamination USB

 

Cyber attacks are becoming more and more frequent, and they are costing businesses dearly. According to a study by the consultancy firm Asterès, based on an examination of 385,000 cyber attacks in France in 2022, the average cost to companies and organisations affected is €59,000. In the light of this phenomenon, it is imperative to adopt preventive measures to protect critical networks and data. One of these preventive measures is the use of USB decontamination stations. What is the role of these devices? What is the purpose of a USB decontamination station? TYREX explains.

Source : La Tribune

The USB decontamination station: limit intrusions into your IT systems

 

USB decontamination stations analyse the content of all types of removable media. If malicious files are detected, this equipment can put infected files in quarantine.

They enable companies to protect their IT assets from potential intrusions. The decontamination kiosks feature automatic update systems for their antivirus databases, ensuring continuous protection against new threats. The technologies developed by TYREX analyse and detect both known and emerging threats. As a result, organisations remain protected against new malware or viruses.

Did you know that 37% of cyber threats have been specially developed to spread via removable storage media? So the stakes are high for businesses.

Prevent access to networks of unanalysed USB keys

 

When configured in conjunction with a protection agent, the station can prevent access to USB ports that have not been analysed. As a result, it requires on-site visitors and employees to take cybersecurity measures.

By requiring USB keys and similar devices to be systematically checked before they are used on company equipment, it minimises the risk of infection by malicious software that could compromise not only the organisation’s sensitive data but also the integrity of its IT infrastructure.

As well as simply preventing malware, this approach helps to establish a culture of IT security among all the players in the organisation, which can be highlighted in commercial documents or responses to calls for tender.

An educational tool

 

Designed to be easy to use, USB decontamination stations allow users to check the security of their removable devices without in-depth technical knowledge.

In many cases, they can also be used to broadcast messages to raise awareness of cyber-risks and educate users about IT security issues. Companies can choose which messages they want to highlight, depending on the risks they face.

In a nutshell:

  • USB decontamination kiosks analyse removable media to detect and neutralise malicious files, protecting businesses against intrusions and infections.
  • They feature automatic update systems to prevent new and emerging threats.
  • By restricting access to USB ports to scanned and secure media only, these devices force employees and visitors to adopt cyber security measures, reinforcing the overall security of the organisation.
  • USB decontamination stations also serve as an educational tool, broadcasting messages to raise awareness of cyber risks and training users in good IT security practices, helping to develop a culture of security within the company.

Find out more about our decontamination solutions to prevent the cyber risks associated with USB media use!

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