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Windows vs. Mac Security: An Enterprise Endpoint Security Comparison

Posted on October 31, 2011 in Articles | by

Everywhere we look we see reports and hear anecdotes that the Macintosh invasion of the enterprise is underway. Indeed, when one travels to a technical conference, you’re far more likely to see a sea of glowing Apples staring at you than hear the familiar startup sounds of Microsoft Windows. There’s also a persistent theme in the security community that “Macs just aren’t enterprise ready.”

So where does the truth lie? Are Macs more secure than Windows boxes? It is safe to have them on your enterprise network? In this tip, we’ll offer a brief enterprise endpoint security comparison, looking at how both device types fair in several key categories, and wrap up with some advice to help you assess the risk of adding more Mac endpoints to a Windows-dominant environment.

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Published at on 10/31/2011

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Mike Chapple, CISSP, Ph.D.

Mike is an IT leader, information security professional, author, speaker and trainer with over fifteen years of experience in the field.

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