I work for a financial services company. As a consequence, we work with multiple lenders and lender clients; essentially banks and building societies. There's a requirement in this industry for tight controls from an information security point of view. For many years we've had industry requirements to deploy a number of technical controls to secure things like device control.
Prior to using Endpoint Protector, we used Ivanti Device Control. However, from the UI point of view, it was a bit of a dated product, and some of the functionality wasn't brilliant. We also took a recommendation from our service provider, who had been using this product with other customers, and as such we deployed CoSoSys Endpoint Protector. We primarily have one single purpose, which is to secure all of our endpoints, mostly laptops. We have a very small number of client computers as well, but we primarily use it to block all removable media and all USB points on the laptops.
As a business, we don't enable and support the use of removable media. We do have a small number of use cases where that is allowed, primarily within our IT team, but they are the exception. As such, every single USB port is blocked across the business with Endpoint Protector to mitigate the risk of somebody intentionally, accidentally, or for whatever reason being tricked into inputting their USB drive into our network which would then cause potentially a risk to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of our data.
We have a contractual requirement for us to have a tool like CoSoSys. It mitigates risk for us as a business by enabling us to be sure that no one can exfiltrate data from our company via USB media or be infected by malware by plugging a device into an endpoint.
We only use that one particular feature. I believe there are other features available but I don't believe we pay for the other elements of functionality of the software. There are other features like DLP within the software, however, we have a suite of additional tools within our business to control those other elements so we use CoSoSys exclusively for device control.
We only use it for a very small use case. It certainly has a wide range of functionality, although, we don't use the vast majority of the functionality because we don't pay for it or because we have other tools in place that are specific for a certain purpose.