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Please: Protect Your Mac!

SentinelOne in a 2023 article said, “Apple’s approach to security is, like many other things it does, different to other OS vendors. That’s neither a good thing nor a bad thing in itself; what matters is that admins are aware of how their OS is dealing with security events. A nice, quiet system doesn’t necessarily mean a safe and secure system.”  While this article is technical in nature, they are spot on. This is a great read for Mac admins. https://www.sentinelone.com/blog/mac-admins-why-apples-silent-approach-to-endpoint-security-should-be-a-wake-up-call/

MBS has deployed SentinelOne on all kinds of production machines, ProPresenter machines, about every type of machine we support and have seen no issues. Apple fans need not worry. Regardless of platform, SentinelOne is lightweight as it uses the latest in AI technology to evaluate threats as opposed to comparing them with databases of heuristics and definitions.

While MBS makes recommendations, we do not force our clients to use our recommendations. We respect who we work for. As such, we support many different security platforms. This allows us a unique vantage point when threats arise. As of this writing, none of the threats that we’ve seen get through other security software have made it through SentinelOne.

We encourage those managing Macs to protect them. Admitting they need protection is often the most significant hurdle. If you have a centrally managed product that is under support, great. If not, we’d be happy to help you consider SentinelOne.

 

 

Jonathan Smith is the Director of Technology at Faith Ministries in Lafayette, IN and the President of MBS, Inc. He is an author and frequent conference speaker. You can reach Jonathan at jsmith@faithlafayette.org and follow him on X @JonathanESmith.