Is It Time for a Mac Attack?

After years of successfully dodging the vast majority of viruses, spyware, ransomware and other malware typically directed at PCs, it seems that Mac may be nearing the critical mass necessary to attract cyberthieves. It’s definitely getting closer. According to AppleInsider, “In the fourth quarter of 2016, Apple saw a 4.5 percent increase in shipments…as the wider PC market fell further into the red.” To put it simply, Macs are becoming more popular, and that shouldn’t come as a surprise. Visit your local coffee house and you’ll probably find the vast majority of patrons are sipping their lattes while staring into…

Solving DHS Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Phase 2

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) established a $6B blanket purchase agreement (BPA) to improve the cyber defenses for federal, state, local, tribal and territorial governments. The DHS Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program helps protect government IT networks from cyberthreats and enhances risk-based decision making by providing a consistent and proven set of solutions. Centrify is the selected solution for CDM Phase 2 CRED that ensures all federal agency associates only have access to servers, applications or network resources based on their unique identity, role and responsibility within their organization. Centrify Server Suite offers a robust Active Directory bridge…

Centrify Crushes Competition for Mac Management via Microsoft Active Directory

In a November 7th Network World article, reviewer Tom Henderson evaluated three different solutions for managing Macs inside a Microsoft Active Directory environment. We look forward to reviews like this due to their ability to illustrate the strengths of our Mac solution from a third-party perspective, and to show customers exactly how we stack up against the competition — on top! Early in the review, Henderson noted that Centrify allows for the direct control of “virtually everything in the Systems Preferences app of our Macs.” In fact, we support over 300 policies for managing Mac configuration and security settings including…

Macs Keep Rolling into the Enterprise

Most of the news coming out of Apple’s earnings announcement focused on its great momentum in China and that it expects its December quarterly revenue to be a whopping $75+ billion (!!).  Somewhat lost in the noise was the great results for the Mac. A record 5.7 million Macs were shipped, which was only a 3% year over year increase, but if you take into account that research group IDC is saying PC shipments are down 11% in the same period, that is pretty good comparative growth. And Mac revenue is now nearly $7 billion per quarter for Apple, and…

Apple is in the Enterprise: Now Let’s Make It Work

Apple recently made some “monster announcements” at their recent Apple Event, including the launch of the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Pro and Watch OS 2. Consumers are already anticipating many of the new devices and features that were unveiled. The long queues will no doubt form outside your local Apple store when these devices ship. With all the innovative technology Apple continues to create, I got to thinking about Apple in the enterprise. There was a time when Apple devices were a rarity in a corporate environment. But today, the iPhone has become the defacto corporate smartphone, replacing…