For Immediate Release

Prism Microsystems Unveils EventTracker DriveShield for Preventing “WikiLeaks” and Enhancing Monitoring of USB and Writable Media

EventTracker DriveShield monitors USB, CD/DVD-W

Columbia, MD, August 30, 2011 — Prism Microsystems, a leading provider of comprehensive security and compliance software for the US Department of Defense (DoD) and US Federal Government agencies, today announced the release of EventTracker DriveShield, an easy-to-deploy solution designed to provide visibility to files copied to USB devices or burned to CD/DVD-W drives.

Designed in response to “WikiLeaks” and similar data breach incidents and the processes that were implemented afterwards, EventTracker DriveShield protects important information by monitoring users with access to sensitive data — while alerting preventing and reporting, improper transfers to writable media.

EventTracker DriveShield monitors USB devices and writable media that are inserted or removed, as well as change activities for these devices, including any file adds, modifications, deletions, or copies that are made, recording the time and date, location, and the user name.   This information is then available in real time alerts, and in dashboards and summary or detailed reporting from the console.   EventTracker DriveShield can also disable USB devices based on white listing the serial numbers.

This solution enables the DoD and Federal civilian agencies to utilize the convenience, portability and storage capacity of removable media, while complying with reporting, security and compliance requirements.

“What good is technology if you can’t use it safely and efficiently?   Many government organizations have banned the use of these types of portable storage technologies and are going back to paper to print and distribute manuals and training materials. This is unfortunate, costly and inefficient. EventTracker DriveShield allows the safe use of writable media USB and CD/DVD and while actually improving security,” said Prism Microsystems CEO A.N. Ananth.

EventTracker DriveShield available through GSA resellers holds the following certifications:

Common Criteria EAL-2

US Army Certificate of Networthiness


FIPS 140-2

About Prism Microsystems

Prism Microsystems delivers business critical solutions that transform high-volume cryptic log data into actionable, prioritized intelligence that will fundamentally change your perception of the utility, value and organizational potential inherent in log files. Prism’s leading solutions offer Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), real-time Log Management, and powerful Change and Configuration Management to optimize IT operations, detect and deter costly security breaches, and comply with multiple regulatory mandates. Visit for more information.

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