About PadJack, Inc.

PadJack RJ45 Lock Provides A Physical Level of Network Security

PadJack, Inc. is a corporation located in Ocala, Florida, and established in 2005. PadJack was developed by a senior IT engineer who recognized 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 realized how vulnerable hospitals and medical facilities were if someone with malicious intentions wanted to access their private networks.

Order PadJack RJ45 LockAs the concept of the PadJack RJ45 lock and block 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. Organizations 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 unauthorized user with an endpoint device access to the network  through unsecured RJ45 ports. The RJ45 lock and block is a safeguard measure to the network infrastructure on a physical level to prevent security breaches.

USB ports on servers, routers, laptops, computers, VoIP phones and portable devices are also at extreme risk for a security breach.  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.  The USB Port Lock was later developed to protect against these threats, followed by the USB Cable Lock, which keeps cables from being removed to access the port or to disrupt data flow.  Next, the D-Sub DB9 Port Lock was developed to block access to serial ports.   The DB9 Port Lock also can be used on VGA ports.  Then the Single-Use USB Port Lock was added to the product line.

The PadJack devices simply “stops them at the jack.”

PadJack, Inc. is government registered with the National Security Agency Acquisition Resource Center (NSAARC) and Central Contractor Registration with the U.S. Federal Government (CCR), as well as HIPAA certified. PadJack, Inc. holds United States Patent No. 7530824, and #8449309, with additional patents and International patents pending.

PadJack, Inc.’s product line is designed and manufactured solely in the United States. D & B #828746102.

Learn more about the three versions of PadJacks and how to choose the right RJ45 lock for your organization.