Kaspersky brings protection to business Macs
There has long been a perception that Macs are somehow immune to cyber attacks, but as the security landscape has changed they've become an attractive target for hackers looking to gain access to corporate networks.
Kaspersky Lab is launching a new edition of its Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud to give corporate Macs cloud-based multilayered protection. Aimed at small and medium businesses and managed service providers, it also brings more automation and management capabilities.
Kaspersky detected 11.8 million cyber-attacks against Mac users in 2016. MacOS-specific malware, OS-agnostic phishing and 'man in the middle' type attacks can put paid to the false sense of security felt among Apple advocates in the workplace.
"We are excited to release the next generation of Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud that now protects businesses with Mac computers," says Vladimir Zapolyansky, head of SMB business at Kaspersky Lab. "It ensures that protection from cyberthreats doesn't detract small and medium-sized businesses from other tasks and that their entire corporate network stays protected -- even if they only have 15 minutes to spend on security. If no internal resources are available, the solution also helps when outsourcing IT security to a service provider, by ensuring they can still keep track of what’s going on in their infrastructure."
Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud means organizations can simplify their security routine by managing multiple MacOS and Windows workstations, mobile devices and file servers remotely, via a single cloud-based console. Corporate Mac users will receive multi-layered anti-malware and web protection, along with configuration of scan exclusions and optimized usage of computer resources.
For MSPs there's access to automated security scanning and updates, remote client deployment and a centralized security dashboard to manage customers’ accounts from a single console. It also allows extra admins to be assigned and administrator rights to be delegated to customer staff.
You can find out more and download a trial version of Endpoint Security Cloud on the Kaspersky website.