Portable device management and protection for Mac users

Cososys has released Endpoint Protector 2009, a new version of its device management, endpoint security and data loss prevention solution for Mac/Apple computers.

The newly introduced features are designed to increase protection for business confidential data and to offer road warriors a way to stay active and productive when a permanent Internet connection is unavailable. Moreover, the carried data is kept safe from the common threats posted by improper usage of portable storage devices that often leads to severe security breaches.

The solution now features the File Tracing functionality, which provides companies and their IT departments with enhanced control over data transfers and activity within their network. When enabled, the File Tracing feature logs all data and file related activity and stores it for later auditing. Each time an employee edits, deletes or renames a certain file originating from or subsequently copied to a portable device, his actions are recorded, along with his user credentials and the device specifications.

The second main feature of the new Endpoint Protector release for Mac OS X device control allows authorized company representatives to issue temporary offline passwords for staffers who are traveling. When on a business trip, employees might be unable to connect to the Internet and need to authorize a new portable device, a memory stick to save a presentation for an event etc. To help them save time and complete their tasks, a temporary offline password can be provided to them by phone and subsequently they can authorize devices for a period ranging from 30 minutes to one week.