How To Choose

How To Choose The Right PadJack RJ45 Lock For Your Organization

There are three versions of PadJack RJ45 locks.  All three versions, PadJack SVE, PadJack SV and PadJack LV, provide the same RJ45 locking and blocking functionality and each type offers organizations a different level of network security based on the purpose of the application.Block and Track Console Management Ports

Determine where your organization needs a layer of physical network security and at what level. For example:

  • Does your organization protect mission critical data?
  • Does your organization have public areas where network jacks are exposed, such as conference rooms, hospital rooms and lobbies?
  • Does your organization have exposed jacks and open ports on the back of VoIP phones in unoccupied offices and hallways?

Below are applications of each version of PadJack RJ45 locks:

PadJack SVE:

  • Where:  Data centers, government and military facilities or organizations who are at high risk of a security breach.
  • Purpose:  Padjack SVE incorporates enhanced features developed by the National Security Agency (NSA) and provides the highest level of physical network security. It physically restricts and blocks access to the jack. If you are needing to block console ports on electronic devices, this is the ideal PadJack for you.

PadJack SV:

  • Where:  In public areas such as lobbies and conference rooms in hospital and medical facilities, banks, financial institutions and universities.
  • Purpose:  Easily secure and block access to exposed RJ45 ports, with minimal exposure.

PadJack LV:

  • Where:   Unoccupied offices, hallways, lobbies, data centers
  • Purpose:  Identify deactivated jacks throughout a facility, or unused ports on patch panels to avoid subsequent retesting.

PadJack USB Port Lock and Seal:

  • Where:  USB ports on servers, routers, and computers.
  • Purpose:  To protect critical data that can be downloaded onto a thumb drive, portable hard drive or mobile device, and prevent viruses, malware, spyware and other malicious software from being uploaded from a USB device through an unprotected USB port.  One Wire Loop Seal may be used to seal several adjacent USB Port Locks together.

PadJack Single-Use USB Port Lock:

  • Where:  Laptops and all single port USB devices.
  • Purpose:  To protect data from being downloaded, or malicious software from being uploaded through a USB port.  Recommended for use where there may be a single open port, or where a Wire Loop Seal is not desired.

PadJack USB Cable Lock and Seal:

  • Where: USB ports with attached cables in use on computers, servers, routers, or other equipment.
  • Purpose: To prevent USB cables from being removed in order to gain access to USB ports and critical data.

PadJack D-Sub DB9 Port Lock and Seal:

  • Where:  Serial ports on computers, servers, and external devices.
  • Purpose:  Secures DB9 serial ports efficiently.  Set includes screws and a Wire Loop Seal.  DB9 Port Locks may also be used to block VGA ports.

Depending on your organization’s purpose and application, there is a PadJack RJ45 lock that is right for you.  PadJack RJ45 locks and USB Port 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.

The RJ45 lock, USB Port LockUSB Cable Lock and D-Sub Lock are safeguard measures 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.”