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Tech Tip: Lock down computers with Trust-No-Exe

While you can use Windows' built-in permissions for some things, they aren't perfect. To bolster your security, check out Trust-No-Exe from Beyond Logic.

For many organizations, users are a common security problem these days. Users bring rogue devices such as USB drives into an environment, they continue to open executable attachments from e-mail, and they bring problems into the network via floppy disks, etc.

As a network administrator, it's your job to make sure users can do their job. But at the same time, you must protect the integrity of your organization's infrastructure.

While you can use Windows' built-in permissions for some things, they aren't perfect. Enter Trust-No-Exe from Beyond Logic. Available as a free download from Beyond Logic's Web site, the Trust-No-Exe utility allows you to block executables from running from certain locations.

You no longer need to rely only on complex NTFS permissions. Just use Trust-No-Exe to restrict specific folders, and it does the rest. When a user attempts to run a file from one of the specified locations, Trust-No-Exe delivers a custom error message indicating that the restrictions won't allow the user to access the file.

Even better, Trust-No-Exe allows you to quickly install and clone the installation to a number of PCs simultaneously. You can use Trust-No-Exe with Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows NT.

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