Single-Use USB Port Lock

Developed by the NSA
PadJack Single-Use USB Port Lock Secures Open Ports

USB single-use


Unsecured USB ports pose major challenges to information systems security. Exposed ports on servers, routers, laptops, computers and portable devices are at extreme risk for a security breach. USB flash drives, due to their small size and ubiquity, contribute hugely to data leakage and system compromise through infection from a computer virus or other malicious software. Utilizing USB flash drives is a common practice among most organizations for moving data and transferring files between computers. Companies are at risk when sensitive data is stored on these devices and transported outside of the company. A SanDisk survey characterized that end users most frequently copy critical data such as customer data, financial information and employee data onto flash drives. There is no password protection or encryption of data stored on a standard USB flash drive.

Critical data can be downloaded onto a flash drive, portable hard drive or mobile device and transported out. Viruses, malware, spyware and other malicious software can be uploaded from a USB device through an unprotected USB port.

      Using a Single-Use USB Lock offers:

      • Restricting what company data is being copied or transferred to the end user
      • Securing laptops and portable devices while in transit
      • Securing console panels in your data center which cannot be disabled
      • Protecting your company from malware and viruses from an infected drive (Example: Microsoft Autorun)
      • Protecting your company from a major security breach

For a single-use, non-reusable option to block USB ports, secure your exposed USB ports with the PadJack USB Single-Use Port Lock. It is a simple, cost effective security solution to deter USB port access. Slide both laser-etched serial numbered pieces into the USB port, and they will lock together in the port. The Single-Use Lock is destroyed upon removal, and is ideal for laptops and portable devices.


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