lock down removable media
Posted on 2006-06-17
OK, an easier question than my last two...
We are coming up to budget time and I don't want to pay for anti virus licenses for the tills at our shops as that will save me a couple of thousand pounds...
If I lock down the removable media and access to the Internet then the only vector for viruses will be accross the network, if the machines that are vunerable (e.g. the Office PC and Server) have up to date virus protection then in theory I don't need to protect the tills as the network vector is also covered.
Ideally I would like like to control access to the removable media through Group Policy (Windows 2003 Domain) for ease of administration, the only two relevent settings I could find where under user policy and are 'Prevent Access to Drives from My Computer' & 'Hide these specified drives in My Computer', while this will prevent access to these drives by the user will it prevent a malicious virus infecting the PC if inserted...?