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Safend Adds Data Protection for iPads, iPhones and Macs in the Enterprise

Data Protection for iPads, iPhones and Macs Added in Latest Release of Data Protection Suite

The rapid rise of mobile computing devices such as iPhones and iPads as the preferred medium for connecting to private corporate networks has led to an increase in risks including breaches of security and data loss.

Data Protection for iPads, iPhones and Macs Added in Latest Release of Data Protection Suite

The rapid rise of mobile computing devices such as iPhones and iPads as the preferred medium for connecting to private corporate networks has led to an increase in risks including breaches of security and data loss.

Safend, a provider of endpoint data protection and leakage prevention solutions, announced enhancements to its Safend Data Protection Suite with its latest release, including the addition of “Safend Protector for Mac,” a product that controls and generates audit logs for physical port access and removable device access to Leopard and Snow Leopard Macs.

The Safend Data Protection Suite includes enhancements to Safend Inspector, the product that inspects and filters “data in motion,” whether transmitted via email, web, physical ports or other methods. In the new release of Data Protection Suite, Inspector can block and log data leakage in specific Smartphone and Tablet synchronization programs, such as iTunes, using Safend’s Content Aware Application Control Technology.

“Enterprises are increasingly providing their employees with tools that enable them to work more efficiently, and we are now seeing a growth in the rate at which the enterprise adopts Mac products to increase employee productivity,” said Michael Osterman, principal at Osterman Research. “While these products, including iPads and iPods, are innovative and user-friendly, they’re also exceptionally attractive to data thieves when loaded with sensitive corporate information. The need to secure these products — and the data they carry — is as critical as securing any other device that could potentially be a target for a breach or theft.”

According to a report released by RSA this past summer, the traditional model where IT controls the technological underpinnings of business processes is “quickly crumbling.” In the new model, users have a say in the technology tools that will be available to them for business purposes, and many of these tools, such as iPads and iPhones are the ones they are already using in their personal lives.

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