Mac OS X leading to more security concerns
for Mac users there are several companies that make security/anti-virus software. Products that are Mac OS X compatible that you may wish to check out are:
Brickhouse by Brian Hill, is designed to make using the network firewall built-in to Mac OS X quick and easy and allowing you to configure your computer’s firewall.
Open Door Networks, is a software firewall (available in both personal and server editions) providing IP address based protection for any and all TCP-based services running on your Mac.
Firewalk X by Mike Vannorsdel, a software package for maintaining and configuring the built-in Mac OS X firewall.
Intego Internet Security Barrier by
Intego, is a security suite that includes NetBarrier (designed to protect your Macintosh from unwanted access via the Internet — with firewall, antivandal and filter), VirusBarrier (an anti-virus app), and ContentBarrier.
Norton AntiVirus from
— an anti-virus utility.
Norton Personal Firewall from
Symantec, works in both Mac OS X and Classic to provide full firewall protection in both environments.
SonicWall, a firewall box and Internet security appliance which gives you a way of choosing the sites and newsgroups that can be accessed by users.
There are also some products that haven’t been Carbonized, at least yet, for Mac OS X. Among them are:
Agax, a tool designed to detect and repair applications infected by viruses.
The Exorcist by
Laffey Computing Imaging, an inoculation utility for the 666 virus.
is a complete IP router and firewall solution including a built-in DHCP Server, NAT with inbound port mapping, and IP filtering to setup your own firewall. Other features include support for PPPoE and Quicktime streaming.
protects your Macintosh from outside Internet intruders. IPNetSentry silently and intelligently watches for suspicious behavior, and when triggered, invokes a solid filter which completely bans the potential intruder from your Macintosh.
Mac Care Unit by
Casady & Greene, a maintenance suite with full versions of: Conflict Catcher, Chaos Master, DiskWarrior, PlusOptimizer, CopyAgent, NetBarrier and VirusBarrier.
Mac Manager by
ELS, which provides desktop security, accountability, personal folder management with disk quota control, e-mail, screen saver with screen lock, and virus protection all in one package.
PGP Corporate Desktop by
Network Associates, an app for providing strong encryption for easily stored data that includes a personal firewall and VPN client.
PORTUS Secure Firewall by
Livermore Software Laboratories, an application firewall.
Sophos Anti-Virus by
Sophos Research, virus protection software.
Network Associates, a virus protection utility with a range of scanning options — at prescribed times, file launch, startup and shutdown, and so on.
McAfee, which automatically protects your Mac from viruses in files downloaded from online services and the Internet. It also includes scheduled scanning, extensive network protection, instant updating and compressed file scanning.
Mountain Ridge Dataworks, a utility for scanning drives to detect the AutoStart worm and Graphics Accelerator virus.
Gallimard, a utility designed to protect you from hackers.
On Guard from
Power On Software, a
security and access management application
Power On Software, which
lets you “lock in” privacy and security for files you want to leave open
By the way, most of these products were located via the very useful
Macintosh Products Guide.