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CoreTrace Brings Application Whitelisting to Mac and Linux

CoreTrace, a provider of cross-platform application whitelisting solutions, today announced and enterprise-ready application whitelisting solution for Mac and Linux endpoints.

CoreTrace, a provider of cross-platform application whitelisting solutions, today announced and enterprise-ready application whitelisting solution for Mac and Linux endpoints.

Adoption of Mac and Linux platforms in the enterprise are increasing exponentially, as is and the changing nature and severity of malware attacks on these platforms. In the past, when attacks were designed for maximum damage and exposure, platforms like the Mac OS were considered safer simply because there were fewer systems to exploit. Attackers are now targeting specific information and/or users, regardless of the system they are on, which is rapidly driving the need to secure the devices that were previously believed to be safe.

CoreTrace’s BOUNCER 6 product brings application whitelisting benefits including advanced threat prevention, configuration control, and application intelligence to Mac, and Linux platforms, in addition to being already available for the Windows and Solaris platforms.

“As enterprise endpoints expand beyond Windows to include platforms such as Mac OS and Linux, security and control of these critical endpoints must expand as well,” said Scott Crawford, research director for Enterprise Management Associates. “For Mac and Linux systems, BOUNCER from CoreTrace allows IT teams to establish a foundation of proactive protection for these systems, rather than simply porting over reactive solutions that have been proven ineffective against today’s threats.”

“True enterprise-ready application whitelisting requires cross-platform support and we are proud to be the only vendor offering this,” said Toney Jennings, president and CEO of CoreTrace. “BOUNCER’s three primary benefits — advanced threat protection, configuration control, and intelligence about all installed application — can now help IT and security teams across all three key platforms.”

BOUNCER 6 Mac and Linux clients will be generally available in March 2011. Pricing starts at $35 per desktop and is also available for servers.

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