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Mac support for Business suite

asanka W/ Alumni Posts: 49 Security Scout

Hi All,


Please add mac support for Business suite.this is a basic feature what other competitors have.Do you guys have any plans to add this in future?we are losing customers because of thisRobot Frustrated




  • Ben
    Ben W/ Alumni Posts: 664 Cybercrime Crusader

    Hi Asanka, 


    Thank you for your feedback. I'll forward it to the product management for consideration.

  • etomcat
    etomcat W/ Alumni Posts: 1,172 Firewall Master



    Apple devices are predominantly mobile: Mac OSX lightweight notebooks and iOS handhelds. The traditional F-Secure Business Suite is centrally controlled by an on-site Policy Manager Server, which is not very suitable for managing on-the-go and BYOD devices. FSPM is a child of the late 1990s, when everything was static in IT.


    Currently the Apple OSX laptops and iOS handhelds are properly supported by F-Secure Protection Suite, with its cloud-based management system. It would be a waste of F-Secure's limited resources to add Apple support into the legacy FSPM product and the result would be of questionable usability anyhow!


    Please do not be scared by the old-styled and un-ergonomic look of the F-Secure PSB portal web user interface, as the underlying infrastructure is solid and there is a "Windows tile" styled UI redesign in progress. The PSB portal system is now able to handle 1500 devices per customer, you probably don't have more Apples and Androids in your company?


    However, what could happen and should happen as a development project, but F-Secure doesn't implement it, is to unify Policy Manager and PSB, so that all Windows and Linux endpoints could migrate seamlessly between on-site PM management server and PSB cloud account, based on their ever-changing location, while Apple devices would use the cloud permanently. Yet all those endpoints would be managed through a single sysadmin console, regardless of technology.


    Best Regards: Tamas Feher, Hungary.

  • asanka
    asanka W/ Alumni Posts: 49 Security Scout

    Hi Ben,


    Thanks for your prompt reply.Please add mobile device managment as wellSmiley Happy


    Thank you

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