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How to configure External Device Control Settings for Mac OS Profile

Release Time
01/18/2022
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Click ‘Configuration Templates’ > ‘Profiles’ > open a Mac profile > ‘External Device Control’

  • The external device control option blocks devices of a client computer from accessing, such as USB drives, Bluetooth devices, printers, and serial and parallel ports.
     
  • This Option manages the list of devices to which you want to block access that should be blocked on endpoints using this profile 

This article explains how to:

Configure External Device Control settings

  • Log into Comodo One / Dragon
     
  • Click ‘Applications’ > ‘Endpoint Manager'
     
  • Click 'Configuration Templates' > 'Profiles'
     
  • Open the MAC profile you want to work on.
     
    • Open the 'External Device Control' tab and click 'Edit'

  • Enable Device Control - Enable the external device control feature. This option blocks the device of a client computer from accessing, such as USB drives, Bluetooth devices, printers, and serial and parallel ports. This is useful if you want to configure external device control settings for a profile during its creation and enable it at a later time.

Blocked Hardware Items

  • The 'Blocked Hardware Items' tab displays a list of types of hardware that are blocked as per the profile and allows you to add/remove new hardware types



 

Name - The device type as per global hardware classification.

Hardware Type - The Computer hardware type lists the physical parts of a computer

Hardware Class - The Globally Unique Identifier (GUID) of the device class.

Click the following links for help to configure each tab:

Add  Blocked Hardware Items

  • Click the 'Edit' option > Click 'Add' at the top of the list

The 'Blocked Hardware Items' dialogue appears with a list of device types.

  • Select the hardware item to be added to the block list and click 'Ok'.
  • Repeat the process to add more device types.

Remove a hardware item 

  • Select the hardware item from the list and click 'Delete'



 

  • Click 'Confirm' to remove the device type from the blocked list.

Blocked Names

  • The 'Blocked Names' tab manages the list of devices to which you want to block access.



 

Device Custom Name - Displays the name of the device.

Click the following links for help to configure each tab:

Add blocked names

  • Click 'Add' at the top of the list


 

  • Enter a label for the device in the 'Device Custom Name' field
  • Click 'Add'

The device will be added to the blocked name list and will be blocked access at the endpoint(s).

Remove blocked names

  • Select the device custom name and click 'Delete'


 

  • Click 'Confirm' to remove the item from the list
  • Click the 'Save' button to save the 'External Devices Control' settings.