Perimeter E-Security Announces the Industry's First Web Security Client for Macs Addresses Increase in Malware Threats Brought on by the Rise of BYOD

MILFORD, Conn., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Perimeter E-Security, the leading provider of cloud security services, today announced their cloud-based SaaS Web Security solution now supports Mac OSX. The solution allows organizations to enforce acceptable use policies, reduce security risks and curb abuse of network bandwidth. Filtering Web traffic and protecting against Internet threats, the solution complements Perimeter's Network Security suite, providing a single, comprehensive service that simplifies how organizations secure their networks for Mac and PC users wherever they are, eliminating the need for costly on-premise equipment and support.

In the age of bring-your-own-device (BYOD), organizations are subject to new threats that further tax their security resources. Apple, long a consumer focused brand, has become the most valuable company in history. Enterprises can no longer afford to ignore Mac security. Historically, Macs represented only a small percentage of malware threats, and as a result, very few security software programs were developed to negate the threats. However, as organizations continue to expand policies allowing for employee owned devices, many of them Macs, the threats are increasing and creating issues for security departments. To combat this, Perimeter has built a Macintosh version of their SaaS Web Security solution to ensure employees enjoy the same level of protection whether they are operating a Mac or PC.

"Managing employee web access is crucial to enforce security policies, control costs, and reduce vulnerability risks. But web security isn't just a 'PC thing,'" said Andrew Jaquith, chief technology officer, Perimeter E-Security. "Increased acceptance of Macs within organizations has created additional pressure on IT departments, which are often already operating under intense budget and staff limitations to secure their networks. Now that a Mac version of our SaaS Web Security solution is available, CIOs can rest easy knowing that their employees who use Macs are protected too — no matter where they are."

The Web Security solution is also available as part of Perimeter's suite of secure cloud messaging solutions. For more information, please visit www.perimeterusa.com.

About Perimeter E-Security
Perimeter is the expert provider of cloud security solutions. By tirelessly safeguarding corporate communications and infrastructure, Perimeter enables growth-minded leaders to focus on their core competencies without security worry. Our advanced technology, expert intelligence, and superior scale makes our clients' information more secure, more highly available, compliant with regulations and less costly to manage. Our growing customer base includes 6,000 organizations in all major verticals, with nearly 2,000 in financial services and some of the largest enterprises in the world. For more information, visit www.perimeterusa.com.

SOURCE Perimeter E-Security



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