Intellectual property theft must be a big problem in some companies, if software such as DeviceWall has become a necessity. Here's what the company has to say about its wares;
"DeviceWall enables organizations to secure the network against the risks presented by portable storage devices by preventing the unauthorized connection of unwanted devices to company-owned PCs. DeviceWall makes it easy to create and enforce a security policy that determines which employees in the company should be able to access different classes of device. Any device type not explicity permitted is automatically blocked.
DeviceWall stops the unauthorized use of all common portable storage and wireless devices, including: USB memory sticks, iPods and other media players, PDAs, Blackberry devices and Smartphones, USB & Firewire mass storage devices, CDs, DVDs and floppy disks"