With more than 1.4 billion devices in use, Apple has become a household name in technology. Anyone who is familiar with the Apple ecosystem will commend the functionality and interoperability of Apple devices. Made possible by the distinctive practice of making its own operating system and hardware, this seamless integration of devices has made Apple quite popular in BYOD environments, which are steadily gaining popularity. Apple’s macOS continues to be one of the most widely used operating systems in the world for desktops and laptops, second only to Windows.
However, these multi-device BYOD environments can quickly become a major challenge if security risks aren’t effectively mitigated. Even a single weak link in the network can lead to severe security issues if not monitored around the clock. On top of this, peripheral devices like printers can fall victim to data breaches.
Below, we’ll discuss some of the most common cyberattacks that hit Mac endpoints.
Malware attacks: A malware attack happens when cybercriminals install malicious software on a device with the intention of gaining access to personal data. USB devices can be a pathway to malware infiltration if left unmonitored. Malware can then cause substantial damage to the endpoints.
DMA attacks: These attacks happen when ports that allow direct memory access (DMA) are exploited. One infamous example is the Thunderbolt attack that happened due to peripheral devices gaining unauthorized access to sensitive information stored in the systems.
Device Control Plus now offers support for Mac!
If you have Mac endpoints in your network and you’re concerned about these security issues, we have great news for you! Device Control Plus users can now enjoy the same features they use on Windows devices on their Mac devices as well.
Here’s how Device Control Plus can help you combat your device control troubles:
- Features like device intrusion prevention, identity and access management, and a Zero Trust security model will prevent external devices from gaining unauthorized access to your company’s data.
- Device Control Plus implements role-based access control to exclude access to data that is outside a user’s role, thereby reducing the risks of insider threats.
- Grant automatic access to trusted devices by creating a trusted device list and save IT admins the time and effort it takes to grant permissions manually.
- Devices that need access for a short time, like third-party devices, can be granted temporary access to endpoints. This access can then be revoked later after access is no longer needed.
- With a good number of endpoints and data on each of them, it can be difficult to maintain summaries and keep an eye on the status of each one. Reports and audits on all devices, users, and file activities can be received and viewed according to your preference to gain complete visibility into the network.
To get a more detailed understanding of Device Control Plus and all the features it has to offer, try your hands on a free, 30-day trial.