Sophos has announced that its Endpoint Security and Control product suite has been extended to include support for the latest version of the Apple Macintosh operating system, Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), that was launched on 26 October.
Endpoint Security and Control protects all Mac operating systems running OS X and above, as well as Windows and Linux computers, from a single console, allowing for automated cross-platform management.
“Sophos Endpoint Security and Control's anti-virus component detects and disinfects viruses, spyware, Trojans, and worms, at every potential point of infection, ensuring full network protection on Intel-based and Power PC-based Macintosh servers, desktops and laptops,” says Brett Myroff, CEO of master Sophos distributor, NetXactics.
“Furthermore, integrated cross-platform virus detection means Windows viruses can be deleted and cleaned on a Mac OS X computer.”
Unique Behavioral Genotype Protection automatically guards against unknown threats by analysing behaviour before code executes, delivering the benefits of a Host Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS).
"While still not being heavily targeted by viruses and the like, more and companies are using Macs within their network," says Myroff. “The new Mac OS gives users far more control, thereby introducing potential for more attacks. The Sophos offering protects users who upgrade to Mac OS X Leopard, whether they are connected to the network or working from home."