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CrashCourse Software
Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Feb 1, 2012
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The Lock Review

Fernando Ortega
Windows Network Security Administration Software
A review of The Lock by Fernando Ortega

The Lock (formerly known as The Lock XP) is a user auditing and monitoring tool for various versions of Windows including Windows XP, Windows 7 32-bit and indeed the newest 64-bit versions of Windows. The Lock facilitates PC auditing and HIPPA, Access and Authorization including Security control within the OS.

Security auditing performed the The Lock is defined by users who are part of certain groups including the members of Windows' Administrator group. The Lock allows administrators to define key system policies, allowed login times, times which Internet access is permitted and more.

The full version of The Lock allows administrators to restrict access to printers, disallow the PRINT SCREEN key, restrict web sites users may access among other things administrators would want to enforce to improve productivity.

The latest version of The Lock supports both Microsoft Internet Explorer and Firefox; it can also disable and/or restrict access to file systems and can effectively ban third party access to the system via removable media devices such as pen drives and USB sticks.

Administrators may also remotely monitor users of a computer on the network connected to the Security Manager, a component of The Lock.

The Lock features and highlights:
  • Setting and Security Configuration can now be done using the Security Assistant
  • The Lock is now PL-1 compliant to Chapter 8, NISPOM
  • The Lock meets Sarbanes-Oxley Access Control, Intrusion Detection, and PC Auditing requirements
  • The Lock meets HIPPA, Access, Authorization, and Security control requirements
  • Minimum password length for Lock passwords
  • Local system password policy control
  • Local system audit policy control
  • Lockout feature so users can be locked out for X minutes after a specified number of invalid logon attempts, or a specified number of security violations
  • Logon messages can now be multi-line
  • Detect and restrict changes to the systems logon authenticator
  • Cloned Image utility can now update all Zones images on the SMS system
  • SMS now validates users passwords based on their remote Zone
  • Zone configuration settings can now be modified directly from the SMS server itself.
  • Restrict access to removable USB, Flash, Thumb and ZIP drives
  • NETLOCK utility to install The Lock on system with no previous version
  • Support for remote installation on Non Administrator Windows systems
  • Restrict access to Screen Capture with Print Screen Key

The Lock XP is licensed as Shareware for the Windows operating system / platform from pc lock software and can be used as a free trial until the trial period ends (after 60 days). The The Lock XP 5.11.0101 demo is available to all software users as a free download with potential restrictions and is not necessarily the download of the full version.

This xp locker software is filed under:
  • The Lock Download
  • Major release: The Lock 5.11

Compatibility with this xp locker software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of The Lock may be available from Crashcoursesoftware.

The Lock has been picked by our editors as excellent.
We have tested The Lock 5.11.0101 against malware with several different programs. Please review the test results. We have not certified this program as clean. [Read more]

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