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Device control

ESET Endpoint Security provides automatic device (CD/DVD/USB/etc.) control. You can block or adjust extended filters/permissions and define a user's ability to access and work with a given device. This may be useful if the computer administrator wants to prevent using devices containing unsolicited content.

Supported external devices:

  • Disk Storage (HDD, USB removable disk)
  • CD/DVD
  • USB Printer
  • FireWire Storage
  • Bluetooth Device
  • Smart card reader
  • Imaging Device
  • Modem
  • LPT/COM port
  • Portable Device (battery-powered devices such as media players, smartphones, plug-and-play devices, etc.)
  • All device types

Device control setup options can be modified in Advanced setup > Protections > Device control.

Click the Enable Device control toggle to enable the Device control feature in ESET Endpoint Security; you must restart your computer for this change to take effect. After enabling Device control, you can define the Rules in the Rules editor window.


You can import a Device control group with rules from an xml file using the scheduler. For more information and a step-by-step guide, see our ESET Knowledgebase article.

If a device blocked by an existing rule is inserted, a notification window will be displayed and access to the device will not be granted.