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LANDesk Extends Support To Macs

The firm's security products stop infected or unprotected systems from connecting to corporate networks.

Security management software maker LANDesk announced Tuesday that its Trusted Access platform now supports the Mac's native operating system, and promised that it would extend that support to any Intel-based Mac machines.

"Providing [this] support to Mac OS X computers increases the enterprise-readiness level of Macintosh machines and enables IT managers to add one more layer of security against the increasing number of blended threats and attacks," said Dave Taylor, LANDesk vice president of marketing, in a statement.

LANDesk's security products stop infected or unprotected systems from connecting to corporate networks, as well as defend enterprise resources from infected systems inside the perimeter. Quarantined systems are brought back into line with security policies before they’re allowed to again access the network.

LANDesk will release a service pack--dubbed 8.6.1--this month, to add the Mac OS X support.

As soon as Apple releases Intel-based systems--which some analysts expect to happen Tuesday--LANDesk said it would extend support to those machines as well.

"This will enable enterprises to quickly integrate Intel-based Macs into their existing environment with minimal impact," added Taylor.

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