Power On Software has just released a new version (3.4) of
On Guard. On Guard protects Macs in environments where more than one person has access to a computer, such as classrooms and corporations.
On Guard 3.4 adds enhanced support for Apple’s Navigation Services and the ability to prevent files from being saved into protected folders. It increases security by preventing the use of the Finder’s Duplicate command on protected items, according to Robert Leeds, Power On’s vice president of public relations.
The new version also allows removable USB and SCSI volumes such as Zip Drives and external floppy drives to be recognized as “Floppies/Removables” and be more easily configured in the Security Tab of the On Guard Control Panel. On Guard 3.4 adds support to disable certain Internet Explorer menu items and to protect the Internet Explorer preferences so that users cannot change the download location from an area designated by the administrator.
On Guard for Macintosh 3.4 has a suggested retail price of $US69.95. Educational pricing and site licenses are also available. The update is a
to all registered owners of On Guard version 3 or later.
On Guard runs on the traditional Mac operating system up through version 9.2.x. A Mac OS X version is “under review,” according to Power On.