Endpoint Protector for macOS High Sierra

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Apple officially launched macOS 10.13 dubbed High Sierra for public use on 25 September 2017. First announced at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference(WWDC) 2017 keynote event in San Jose in June, the new version of the Mac and MacBook operating system, brought some significant under the hood changes as well as some improvements for both commercial and enterprise users. Along with refinements to apps such as Safari, Photos and Mail, High Sierra also received a serious security boost through the new 64-bit default Apple File System(APFS) that supports native encryption as well as new features that allow for the development of virtual reality(VR) and augmented reality(AR) content.

With High Sierra, Apple has shown it’s committed to bridging the gap between Macs and PCs and making their computers as common in the workplace as their Windows running counterparts. The proliferation of Macs in the work environment however will also mean an inevitable increase of cyberattacks aimed at them. So far, Macs have flown relatively under the radar of cybercriminals compared to the relentless attacks faced by Windows PCs, but should their enterprise use increase, cybercriminals are unlikely to ignore an increasingly bigger target.

It is therefore essential to keep in mind that, while macOS 10.13 brings important updates for added security, it still does little to guard against data leaks and theft. Specialized software is necessary to avoid both the dangers of human error and neglect as well as malicious insider intentions. This is, of course, where Endpoint Protector comes into play. With its smooth intuitive interface and cross-platform capabilities, it brings all the most relevant features of data loss prevention, data regulation compliance, device control and USB encryption to macOS.

Since the release of the first beta build for macOS 10.13 in June 2017, our development team has been hard at work testing Endpoint Protector’s compatibility with the updated system.  We are happy to announce that the latest version of Endpoint Protector as well as all its five modules are fully compatible with High Sierra and offer zero-day support. Transitioning to macOS 10.13 should therefore prove no hindrance to the smooth running of Endpoint Protector and users can confidently make the change without worrying that their sensitive data security will be compromised.

For Mac users already running High Sierra that are just beginning their journey into data protection with Endpoint Protector, it is good to bear in mind that in macOS 10.13, third-party Kernel Extensions (KEXT) that are not signed by Apple are no longer automatically installed and require user approval before loading. To find out how to do this, you can check the handy step by step guide put together by our support team.

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