Antivirus company Panda is making a tilt at the growing fleets of corporate Mac users with software to protect all flavours of Apple's popular operating systems including the iPhone/iPad and OS X.
The software is available for Apple's complete range from light iOS devices to desktops, notebooks and servers, Panda said.
And it has an administration console to simplify the job of deploying the solution on computers and servers.
Panda said it scans folders, files and emails, detecting and eliminating or blocking threats, including Trojans, spyware, keyloggers, adware, hacking tools, botnets, diallers, scareware and other threats initially designed for Windows, but which also affect Mac, such as macro viruses.
Bruno Rodríguez, corporate product director at Panda Security, said: “Many companies, universities and other organisations now operate with a diverse network topology including Mac servers and workstations operating alongside Windows systems.
“In these environments it is very important not just to protect against specific threats that target Apple platforms, but also against those Windows threats that can be transmitted via Mac and infect all systems.”
Luis Corrons, technical director of PandaLabs, said that in 2010 over 20 million new examples of malware were collected and regarding Mac, it had seen an increase in the number of threats designed specifically for this platform.
“There are other types of threats to which all Mac users are exposed, such as phishing, or vulnerabilities in popular programs including browsers, PDF readers, etc,” he said.