USB Lockdown – Secure KVM Switching

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The National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) released the latest version of the Protection Profile (PP) for peripheral sharing switches (PSS). Effective June 1, 2010, the Peripheral Sharing Switch for Human Interface Devices Protection Profile (PSS-PP) Version 2.0, which was specifically written to address the unique security risks associated with USB KVM switches, includes more stringent requirements for USB. Since Avocent introduced the industry’s first secure KVM switch for connecting a USB keyboard and mouse in 2006, we have been restricting USB access.