Rationale

USB devices such as pen drives, wireless controllers or printers can be used to steal data or to execute unauthorized software or even malware. Deactivating as many USB device classes as possible increases security.

Instructions

To enable and configure USB access control:

  1. In IGEL Setup go to Devices > USB access control.
  2. Check Enable.
  3. Set Default rule to Deny.
    In combination with the preconfigured rule that allows Human Interface Devices (HID), no USB devices apart from e.g. mouse and keyboard are allowed.
  4. Configure further rules as needed. For instructions, see How to Configure USB Access Control.
  5. Click Apply.
  6. Reboot the device.
    In combination with the preconfigured rule that allows Human Interface Devices (HID), no USB devices apart from e.g. mouse and keyboard are allowed.