Avecto Launches its Next Generation Mac Security Solution

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Enterprise Mac management now achievable with Defendpoint

For the first time, Defendpoint for Mac will bring OS X security in line with Windows, allowing organizations to regain control over their Mac estate, and enabling users to be both secure and productive.

Endpoint security software firm Avecto has today announced the general release of Defendpoint for Mac, its next generation security solution to manage Macs in the enterprise.

Drawing on Avecto’s market-leading least privilege capabilities, Defendpoint for Mac finally allows organizations to gain the same level of security, control and usability on their OS X devices, that has been previously reserved for Windows-based devices.

With Defendpoint for Mac, users are able to achieve least privilege – allowing all users to operate as standard users and run admin tasks and privileged applications without the need for an admin account. The combination of Privilege Management and Application Control makes whitelisting easy to achieve. Organizations can regain control of apps with pragmatic whitelisting, ensuring that only known good applications are able to run, while users have the freedom and flexibility to perform everyday tasks.

The availability of Defendpoint for Mac comes as Macs and the OS X ecosystem become an increasingly popular target for hackers. In 2015 researchers at Symantec saw a monthly average of between 10,000 and 70,000 Mac computers infected with malware.

Mark Austin, co-CEO and co-founder of Avecto said:
“Enterprise adoption of Macs is rising rapidly thanks in part to the consumerization of IT. Typically however these Mac devices are poorly managed, leaving organizations with no visibility of activity or user behaviour. Since we announced Defendpoint for Mac last year we’ve witnessed a significant uplift in Mac vulnerabilities and hackers increasingly finding new ways to bypass Apple’s native security features.

“For the first time, Defendpoint for Mac will bring OS X security in line with Windows, allowing organizations to regain control over their Mac estate, and enabling users to be both secure and productive. We’re excited to be able to provide our customers with a single solution across both Windows and Macs devices, and initial demand for the product has been overwhelming.”

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Avecto is an innovator in endpoint security.

Founded in 2008, the company was established to challenge the status quo that effective security leads to user lockdown. This philosophy of security + freedom promotes a positive user experience across every software implementation, allowing organizations to strike just the right balance.

Its unique Defendpoint software makes prevention possible, integrating three proactive technologies to stop malware at the endpoint. This innovative software has been implemented at many of the world’s most recognizable brands, with over 8 million licenses deployed.

Attention to detail is paramount, with a team of qualified and experienced technology consultants to guide clients through a robust implementation methodology. This consultative approach provides clients with a clearly mapped journey against measurable objectives to ensure project success.

The company has placed in the top four of the Deloitte Fast 50 for the last two consecutive years, making it one of the UK’s fastest growing software companies as well on the global stage.

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