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SoftBlock

Quick Start Guide


How it Works

SoftBlock detects the attachment of storage media, intercepts the attachment, and presents (if possible) the user with a dialog asking how the media should be attached to the system. The user can cancel (i.e., not attach) the media, indicate the media should be attached read-write, or indicate the media should be attached read-only (default). Once this is completed, SoftBlock is no longer involved with that particular media, and the host Operating System handles the read-write or read-only enforcement.

SoftBlock has been tested to verify that:

  • It allows writes to the filesystem, character device, or block device when media is attached read-write.
  • It prevents writes to the filesystem, character device, and block device when media is attached read-only.
  • The media is not in any way attached to the system when the attachment is cancelled.


For more information about SoftBlock, please visit the SoftBlock product page, view the SoftBlock Overview Video on BlackBag TV, or contact support.