Yoggie Security Systems Launches First Miniature Security Computer for Mac Laptops and Desktops
BETH HALEVY, Israel, October 13 /PRNewswire/ — – New Concept in Internet Security for Mac Users
Yoggie Security Systems(TM) today launched the world’s first miniature hardware internet security devices for MacBooks and Mac desktop computers. The new Gatekeeper PicoTM for Mac and Gatekeeper Card Pro(TM) for Mac, provide 12 internet security applications on a dedicated hardware that offloads security, improves productivity and protects users wherever they connect.
With predictions of over 10 million Apple Macintosh(R) computers sold by the end of 2008, Macs are rapidly becoming attractive targets to attackers. Additionally, the typical Mac user is more mobile than a Windows user and as such has a higher risk of exposure to internet borne threats.
The Gatekeeper Pico for Mac is a USB key-size Linux-based security mini-computer, with 12 built-in security applications. The device boots up automatically with the Mac and begins protecting the Mac host immediately. A specially created low-level driver hijacks all network connections, routing Internet traffic through the device before it reaches the host computer, ensuring that any attacks hit the Gatekeeper Pico for Mac and not the host computer.
The Gatekeeper Card Pro for Mac is inserted directly into the MacBook’s ExpressCard slot and provides 12 security applications. Like the Gatekeeper Pico for Mac, it is a full-blown mini-computer with its own processor, memory and hardened operating system. The Gatekeeper Card Pro for Mac marks the first time that an entire computer has been designed for installation inside another computer – essentially a computer within a computer – for the purpose of providing the most advanced security protection on the market.
Shlomo Touboul, Founder and CEO of Yoggie Security Systems: “As a nomad Mac user myself, who is heavily dependent on his computer and is always online, I want maximum security and mobility without installing heavy duty software on my MacBook Pro. With our new products, we believe that we are solving a growing problem; and are very pleased and excited to make the Gatekeeper available to the Mac user community at the same price as the Windows version.”
Full list of security functions in the Gatekeeper for Mac products: - Integrated stateful inspection firewall - Snort Intrusion Detection System - Snort Intrusion Prevention System - Sourcefire VRT certified Snort rules - Kaspersky anti-virus - Kaspersky anti-spyware - Mailshell anti-spam - Mailshell anti-phishing - SurfControl Web content filtering - Adaptive Security Policy - Multi-Layer Security Agent - Layer-8 Security Engine - VPN client (Card version only)
The Yoggie Gatekeeper Pico and Gatekeeper Card Pro for Mac are based on Yoggie Security Systems award winning Gatekeeper(TM) technology, and will run on all devices running Mac OS X v10.5.4 (Leopard) and above.
The manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the Yoggie Gatekeeper Pico for Mac is $149 and the Gatekeeper Card Pro for Mac is $199; both are available for pre-order today and will be shipped and available for sale from 1 December 2008 online at http://www.yoggie.com/ and soon at leading etailers and retailers. Pre-ordered units are subject to a 20% discount. The prices are the same as Yoggie’s equivalent PC products.
About Yoggie Security Systems(TM)
Yoggie Security Systems established in 2005 by Shlomo Touboul – the inventor of Behaviour Based Blocking Technology – is the developer of the world’s first hardware-based personal security computer solution. Yoggie’s range of USB key-sized and ExpressCard-sized security minicomputers connects to any PC or laptop at home, in the office and on the road – blocking Internet threats outside the host computer and boosting computer performance by off-loading installed security software. Yoggie’s products combine best of breed security software with propriety patent pending developments to provide the most comprehensive all-in-one security technology available to both consumers and corporate users.
Yoggie has been recognized by numerous prestigious industry organizations for its unique and innovative security technology. The company continues to expand rapidly though its growing worldwide network of first class distributors, resellers and its own e-store and offers a comprehensive support service including 24/7 telephone support and an online knowledge base.
Yoggie, Yoggie Security Systems, Yoggie Pico, Firewall Pico, Gatekeeper Pico, Gatekeeper Pico Pro and Gatekeeper Card Pro are trademarks of Yoggie Security Systems. All other trade names are the property of their respective owners.
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