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Device control rules editor

The Device control rules editor window displays existing rules and allows for precise control of external devices that users connect to the computer. See also Adding Device control rules.


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Add and modify Device control rules using ESET endpoint products


Specific devices can be allowed or blocked according to their user, user group, or any of several additional parameters that can be specified in the rule configuration. The list of rules contains several descriptions of a rule such as name, type of external device, action to perform after connecting an external device to your computer and log severity.

Click Add or Edit to manage a rule. Deselect the Enabled check box next to a rule to disable it until you want to use it in the future. Select one or more rules and click Delete to delete the rule(s) permanently.

Copy—Creates a new rule with pre-defined options used for another selected rule.

Click Populate to auto-populate removable media device parameters for devices connected to your computer.

Rules are listed in order of priority with higher-priority rules closer to the top. Rules can be moved by clicking UP_DOWN Top/Up/Down/Bottom and can be moved individually or in groups.

The Device control log records all occurrences where Device control is triggered. Log entries can be viewed from the main program window of ESET Endpoint Security in Tools > Log files.