DeviceLock, Inc announces the second beta version of DeviceLock« for Mac OS X!
DeviceLock, Inc., a worldwide leader in endpoint data leak prevention software solutions, announced the public beta launch of DeviceLock for Mac OS X, the first version to incorporate essential device control for Apple Mac OS computers.
This beta version contains the following changes:
- Added support for Mac OS X Mountain Lion.
- Improved support for various types of Removable media devices.
- Previous limits for the amount of data shadowed have been addressed.
- Added support for Windows native NTLM authentication and encryption for both local and domain user accounts on Mac OS X Snow Leopard and later. Using Workgroup Manager, administrators can enable NTLM authentication for local users in system settings in order to connect using local accounts. As an alternative on Mac OS X Lion & Mountain Lion, administrators can enable the SMB connectivity (System Preferences->Sharing->Options->Share) for accessing files and folders using SMB (Windows).
- DeviceLock Agent for Mac can now be managed from Windows workstations using the regular DeviceLock Management Console that can connect to both Windows and Mac agents.
- DeviceLock Agent for Mac now supports Offline policy profiles.
- DeviceLock Enterprise Server (DLES) auto-collection of audit logs and shadow data from remote DeviceLock Agents for Mac is now supported.
- The ôSourceö column in the Audit Log Viewer can now display all device types correctly.
- Fixed issue that caused Media White List malfunction.
- Fixed issue that caused "Access Control for USB HID (mouse, keyboard, etc.)" malfunction.
- Agent improvements added to increase the stability of the DeviceLock Agent for Mac.
This beta version contains the following known limitations:
- Supported Mac OS versions include: Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Mac OS X Lion and Mac OS X Mountain Lion, 32-bit and 64-bit;
- To allow remote management via DeviceLock Management Console, the "Share File and Folders using SMB (Windows)" system option must be enabled on the computer where DeviceLock Agent for Mac is installed;
- In order to connect to MacOS X Snow Leopard using local user account, specify credentials in this format: "COMPUTER\account", where "COMPUTER" is the name of computer running DeviceLock Agent for Mac with all letters in uppercase;
- DeviceLock Management Console is unable to connect and manage DeviceLock Agent for Mac running on Mac OS Snow Leopard joined to the Windows 2008 Server domain using domain user credentials;
- If you specify several DeviceLock Enterprise Servers only the first one will be used to send Audit and Shadow logs to;
- To uninstall DeviceLock Agent for Mac, run "sudo /Library/DeviceLock\ Agent/Utilities/uninstall";
- "Service Options" parameters except "DeviceLock Enterprise Server(s)" are not yet supported in the Mac OS version;
- Controls for the following device types and ports are not supported in the Mac OS version: BlackBerry, Clipboard, Floppy, Infrared port, iPhone, Palm, Parallel port, Printer, Tape, TS Devices and Windows Mobile devices;
- The following device class parameters in "Security Settings" are not supported in the Mac OS version: "Access control for USB Printers", "Access control for USB scanners and still image devices", "Access control for serial modem (internal & external)", "Access control for virtual DVD/CD-ROMs (Windows 2000 and later)", "Access control for FireWire storage devices", "Access control for virtual printers (Windows 2000 and later)" and "Access control for Clipboard data within one process";
- The Temporary White List feature is not yet supported in the Mac OS version;
- DeviceLockĺs encryption detection/enforcement of use features are not yet supported in the Mac OS version;
- The DeviceLock Admins tamper protection feature is not yet supported in the Mac OS version;
- DeviceLock Anti-Keylogger controls are not yet supported in the Mac OS version;
- Content-Aware Rules (real file-type detection and all ContentLock pattern templates, keyword filters, document properties, etc. ) are not supported in the Mac OS version;
- Network protocols control and monitoring functions (NetworkLock) are not supported in the Mac OS version;
- DeviceLock Enterprise Server (DLES) endpoint monitoring is not yet supported;
- Deploying DeviceLock settings to remote DeviceLock Agents for Mac via Active Directory Group Policy is not supported;
- By default, USB Port permissions are NOT applied to USB Bluetooth devices to avoid conflicts with wireless keyboards and mice. This default behaviour can be changed by configuring the "Access control USB Bluetooth devices" parameter in "Security Settings";
- By default, USB Port permissions are not applied to Human Interface Devices (HID) manufactured by Apple, Inc. This has been done to avoid disabling keyboards and touchpads on MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air laptops;
- By default, Bluetooth permissions are not applied to Bluetooth HID devices, so they are always exempt/allowed. This has been done to not disable wireless HID devices (mice and keyboards) on iMac and Mac Pro hardware;
- DeviceLock Agent for Mac supports only the "Wired Connectivity" mode to determine its state ("Regular" or "Offline").
The most active beta testers will receive a free license for DeviceLock« with one year of free support and version upgrades.