Best Practice Tutorial

This section of the Getting Started help provides the opportunity for you to get your hands on Device Control and get it working for you. We will work through an example to help you with some best practices that will help you to get a return on your investment more quickly.

About Ivanti Device Control

Data leakage caused by the accidental or sometimes malicious use of removable devices and/or removable media has reached alarming levels. Ivanti Device Control enforces security policies on removable device usage and data encryption. The solution centralizes management of devices and data using a whitelist / “default deny” approach, plus it provides an additional layer of protection against malware introduced through physical means.

Note that the previous sentence says ‘default deny’ – so by default you are in an enforcement mode and things are denied. If you are happy with this approach, that’s great – but you may choose to open the system up into the ‘audit mode’ so you can build policy safely. This is what we will be doing in this tutorial.

Installing Device Control

This tutorial assumes you have the software installed. More information about that is given in the separate Setup help.

The link below is to a video of the entire installation. Showing database, SXS, SMC, server configuration, agent creation, and agent deploy.

Creating the Keypair is recommended but optional and not highlighted in this video.

Watch a related video (6:18)

The first step after installation is to configure Audit Mode.