Does your organisation protect mission critical data?
Does your organisation have public areas where network jacks are exposed, such as conference rooms, hospital rooms and lobbies?
Does your organisation have exposed jacks and open ports on the back of VoIP phones in unoccupied offices and hallways?
DataDot Technology is an authorised re-seller of PadJack’s range of network security products.
PadJack, Inc. is a corporation located in Ocala, Florida (USA), and established in 2005.
PadJack was developed by a senior IT engineer who recognised the critical need for physical network security when he was simply trying to access the internet while visiting a relative in the hospital. After plugging in a standard network cable into an open RJ45 wall jack, he inadvertently gained access to the internal hospital network. It was then he realised how vulnerable hospitals and medical facilities were if someone with malicious intentions wanted to access their private networks.
As the concept of the PadJack RJ45 lock began development, it was foreseen that many facilities were at risk for a physical network security breach. Government and military facilities, hospitals and medical facilities, financial institutions, and nuclear and energy-generating facilities all have areas where jacks or open ports are exposed. Organisations traditionally focus on security at the firewall or system level of their network, but there are exposed network jacks and open ports on the back of VoIP phones in lobbies, conference rooms, unoccupied offices and hallways, critically placing an organization at high risk for an internal security breach.
Hence, the creation of the PadJack RJ45 lock, which physically restricts an unauthorised user with an endpoint device access to the network through unsecured RJ45 ports.
How To Choose The Right PadJack RJ45 Lock For Your Organisation
There are three versions of PadJack RJ45 locks. All three versions, PadJack SVE, PadJack SV and PadJack LV, provide the same RJ45 locking functionality and each type offers organisations a different level of network security based on the purpose of the application.
Determine where your organisation needs a layer of physical network security and at what level.
The PadJack SVE RJ45 lock incorporates the same technology used in the PadJack SV, with enhanced security features developed by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA). It provides the highest level of physical network security. This version of the RJ45 lock is highly recommended for military and government facilities, data centers, banks, casinos, nuclear facilities, or any organization with mission critical data who is at a high risk of security breach.
PadJack SV, the shorter version of the RJ45 lock, is mainly used for security purposes. It provides a cost effective solution to secure an exposed network jack by restricting access from an unauthorized user with an endpoint device. It also secures open ports on networks switches, routers and servers. This version of the RJ45 lock is recommended for hospitals and medical facilities, universities, financial institutions, CPA firms and legal offices. It provides financial organizations and medical facilities with an extra layer of network security to meet PCI Credit Card Laws and HIPAA HITECH Compliance.
PadJack LV, the longer version of the RJ45 lock, provides a level of security, but is more effective in “tagging and identifying” ports and jacks, such as identifying deactivated jacks throughout a facility or identifying unused ports on patch panels to avoid subsequent retesting. PadJack LV has a longer length for higher visibility of the serial numbers.
Depending on your organization’s purpose and application, there is a PadJack RJ45 lock that is right for you. From restricting unauthorized access to a jack or port with the security versions, PadJack SVE and PadJack SV, to identifying deactivated jacks with PadJack LV, the RJ45 locks provide a cost effective, quick and easy solution to physical network security. All versions of PadJacks are easily installed by inserting the device into an unused port until it locks into place, with no special tools required.
USB ports on servers, routers, laptops, computers and portable devices are at extreme risk for a security breach. Mission critical data can be downloaded onto a thumb drive, portable hard drive or mobile device. Viruses, malware, spyware and other malicious software can be uploaded from a USB device through an unprotected USB port. Developed by the NSA for securing multiple ports, it can be reused.
For a single-use, non-reusable option to block USB ports. Slide both serial numbered pieces into the USB port, and they will lock together in the port. Lock is destroyed upon removal. Also developed by the NSA, and is ideal for laptops and portable devices.
USB ports with attached cables in use on computers, servers, routers, or other equipment are also at risk for a security breach. Cables can be removed to gain access to the USB port, and then replaced without your knowledge. PadJack’s USB Cable Locks developed by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), secure cables and protects critical data and prevents disruption of data flow to peripheral devices.
Secures vulnerable serial ports efficiently. Just attach with screws (included) and slide the top in. Then fasten with a Wire Loop Seal. All parts are laser etched with serial numbers. This product may also be used for VGA ports.
Secures vulnerable serial ports efficiently. DB25 style parallel ports are also utilized for communication in various equipment, but mainly for legacy style printers. Just attach with screws (included) and slide the top in. Then fasten with a Wire Loop Seal. All parts are laser etched with serial numbers.
The RJ45 and USB locks are a safeguard measure to the network infrastructure on a physical level to prevent security breaches. As with all network security defenses, reinforcing layers provide the best protection. These devices will simply “stop them at the jack.”
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