CREDANT Technologies extends data protection to Mac users

CREDANT Launches Mobile Guardian Enterprise Edition v6.5

Latest edition extends protection to Mac OS X, improves end-user transparency

DALLAS, August 2009 (Eskenzi PR) – CREDANT Technologies, the market leader in endpoint data protection solutions, today announced it has released CREDANT Mobile Guardian Enterprise Edition (CMG EE v6.5), which includes full disk encryption and protection for Mac OS X in addition to improvements in usability, transparency and manageability for endusers of Windows and Smartphone devices.

CMG EE v6.5 for Mac extends CREDANT’s data protection to all Mac OS X environments including Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger and v10.5 Leopard Systems. The new edition requires no additional IT overhead beyond software deployment, and enables enterprises to secure their Mac environments with the same level of data protection that CREDANT provides for Windows® workstations, handheld devices and removable media.

The CMG EE 6.5 release also adds key data protection enhancements in deployment, management and compliance reporting capabilities, all while improving usability and transparency for end users. Additionally, CMG EE 6.5 enables iPhone users to synchronize with their exchange servers securely.

“We have seen a dramatic rise in the number of Macs in corporate environments creating real challenges for enterprises to manage and secure their data.” said Chris Burchett, CREDANT’s Chief Technology Officer and co-founder. “Adding Mac support to the same central management console as used for all other endpoint devices enables our customers to close an important data protection gap, and satisfy the compliance regulations that drive such urgency for data security solutions.”

CMG EE 6.5 for Mac provides comprehensive, seamless support for Mac devices. IT administrators can secure all data across all Mac OS drives while maintaining transparency with existing enterprise applications and IT operations such as data backup and patch management.

Key features of CMG EE 6.5 for Mac:
· Data protection support for Intel-powered Mac laptops, desktops, handhelds and external media
· No impairment to operational efficiency or impact to end users
· Encryption of all data on physical and logical Mac drives, including multi-partition configurations
· Adherence to standard Apple packaging and configuration processes to fully support popular Mac OS enterprise management solutions such as LANrev™, LANDesk™, JAMF Casper Suite™ and Apple Remote Desktop®
· Accommodation of loosely managed Mac systems, even when transitioned to a larger, more actively managed environment
· Easy integration with other platforms, with no Pre Boot Authentication (PBA) required
· Integration with native Mac OS X authentication interfaces
· Full compatibility with virtualization systems such as Parallels® or VMware®
· Ongoing reports of deployment status, and proof that Mac endpoints are encrypted, via the CREDANT Mobile Guardian console and CREDANT Compliance Reporter

Organizations, and end-users, can also take advantage of a wide range of new usability enhancements and administration features to ensure efficient, effective management and compliance support. With a focus of enhancing manageability for system administrators, improving transparency for end-users and increasing flexibility for the organization, a few of the many new CMG EE 6.5 features include expanded encryption operational statistics and enhanced reporting, client-side encryption sweep control and policy-driven access options to unencrypted media.

More information about these and other important features of CMG EE v6.5 can be found at the CREDANT website –