Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Deskman 15 – Advanced Desktop Security Tool

Deskman 15 is an advanced security solution for desktop administrators and power users, which can create secure desktops, restrict application handling, and lock computers as well. With Deskman, the administrators can achieve the desired level of security with the customized restrictions and options available in the tool. The restrictions include Freeze, Safe Start Menu, Autorun Options, Desktop Lockdown, and stopping others from accessing the user security profiles.

This is an excellent desktop security manager for Windows operating systems, where experienced people can administer security all through their computer. The user can even include user groups or individual users in the exception list. The tool enables you to stop particular keyboard shortcuts and mouse gestures. It allows you to terminate apps that are installed on your system.

New Features:

  • New ‘Taskman tab’
  • Ability to disable “Ctrl-Alt-Del” Default hotkey changed to “Ctrl-Shift-F12”
  • Disabling USB drives also disables iPhone access
  • Updated default profiles
  • Ability to add a custom logo to Safe Start Menu
  • Advanced hotkey configuration
  • Improved access to Deskman after elevation
  • Ability to view persistent/recommended restrictions

User Interface:

Although, Deskman is intuitive and developed mainly for administrators and experienced, novice users may find it difficult to work with, because of the language present in the program. Below the menu bar, the interface includes some shortcuts such as Secure, Clear, Profiles, Settings, Help, and Hide for performing tasks faster.

You can customize options by selecting the restrictions you want to apply for Desktop and System related tools. You could deactivate various key and mouse actions, start menu options, Apps, and Web options. You can create a new task by typing the name of a program, document, or resource, to be executed.

Main Features:
  • One-Button Security – Lock down workstations the way you wish.
  • Kiosk Mode – Lock down desktops, allowing only the apps you want.
  • Maintenance Mode – Remove restrictions when needed.
  • You can have a lot of restrictions for System Policies, Start Menu, Apps, Web, etc.
  • Block applications that are meant to damage your secure environment by allowing only a list of programs.
  • It provides Safe Web Browsing that block websites, with your exemptions.
  • Disable USB drives and added reboot adviser icon in the status bar.

With Deskman, the advanced setup options include user exceptions, autologon, silent installation available, user profiles for fast deployment, import/export data file, tight hotkey and password security system without any internet connection. The new version Deskman 15 has fixed startup bug in 32-bit systems, added Deskman process shielding, and fixed other minor changes.

Deskman is available in two different editions – Classic and Network. With “Deskman Network”, you could protect multiple PCs or workstations in your organization and is accessible via web. Download the desired version that best suits your needs.