Device groups

The Device groups window is divided into two parts. The right part of the window contains a list of devices that belong to a respective group and the left part of the window contains a list of existing groups. Select the group that contains the devices you want to display in the right pane.

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Having an external device connected to your computer may pose a security risk.

When you open the Device groups window and select a group, you can add or remove devices from the list. Another way to add devices to the group is to import them from a file. Alternatively, you can click Populate and all devices connected to your computer will be listed in the Detected devices window. Select a device from the populated list to add it to the group by clicking OK.

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You can create different groups of devices for which different rules will be applied. You can also create a single group of devices that are set to Read/Write or Read only. This ensures that unrecognized devices will be blocked by Device control when connected to your computer.

The following functions are available:

Add - a new device group by entering its name or add a device to an existing group (optionally, you can specify details such as vendor name, model and serial number) depending on where in the window you clicked the button.

Edit - lets you modify the name of a selected group or parameters for the devices contained therein (vendor, model, serial number).

Remove - deletes the selected group or device depending on where in the window you clicked.

Import - imports a serial number list of devices from a file.

Populate - detects removable media device parameters for devices connected to your computer.

When you are done with customization click OK. Click Cancel to leave the Device groups window without saving your changes.

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Note that not all actions (permissions) are available for all device types. For storage devices, all four actions are available. For non-storage devices, there are only three actions available (for example Read Only is not available for Bluetooth, therefore Bluetooth devices can only be allowed, blocked or warned).