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I recently invited two friends into My Community who own Macs and they are unable to use the software. I think extending support to the Mac platform will give this company a major lead in protection now that security experts are stating that the Mac OS is the most vulnerable system in existence.

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We will but not right now develop a Mac platform of Immunet. We do really like Mac too so that is for sure!

 

I understand and frankly I do *NOT* like the Mac OS one bit :ph34r: *but* I think this is an absolutely superior opportunity for you guys to be the first to truly penetrate a market that will soon be in high demand of A/V protection. I consider myself a tech. "insider" and I fully support this company and want to see you guys grow! ;)

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I understand and frankly I do *NOT* like the Mac OS one bit :ph34r: *but* I think this is an absolutely superior opportunity for you guys to be the first to truly penetrate a market that will soon be in high demand of A/V protection. I consider myself a tech. "insider" and I fully support this company and want to see you guys grow! ;)

 

 

BOM,

 

Thanks for the advice, I tend to think your right. The Mac is ripe for a security product. It's something we will look at next year but it's likely more than we can take on right now. FWIW, the Mac is going to see some serious abuse in the future now that it has a reasonably large user base. Malware follows money.

 

al

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Hey Al... don't forget Linux! Just kidding.

 

Mac might be a hard sell. Jobs and company and their fan base had perpetrated the myth Macs don't need protection. The average user still embraces it even in light of Apple's recent moves in the opposite direction. I don't believe PC Tools has seen much success with iAntiVirus.

 

I was at a party a few weeks ago and (I'll never escape this stigma) once again heard "oh, he knows all about computers" and folks were looking at me. :blink: So, I just went into my quick "what I use is" speech and suggested they keep their stuff updated and make sure their IE or Firefox security settings were enabled. Some one chimed in they don't have to worry about "any of that" because they have a Mac. I escaped by saying, "So what's new on American Idol?"

 

But, as you say, the Mac will suffer seriously and you could very well be engaging a market of users with an enlightened perspective.

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Hey Al... don't forget Linux! Just kidding.

 

Mac might be a hard sell. Jobs and company and their fan base had perpetrated the myth Macs don't need protection. The average user still embraces it even in light of Apple's recent moves in the opposite direction. I don't believe PC Tools has seen much success with iAntiVirus.

 

I was at a party a few weeks ago and (I'll never escape this stigma) once again heard "oh, he knows all about computers" and folks were looking at me. :blink: So, I just went into my quick "what I use is" speech and suggested they keep their stuff updated and make sure their IE or Firefox security settings were enabled. Some one chimed in they don't have to worry about "any of that" because they have a Mac. I escaped by saying, "So what's new on American Idol?"

 

But, as you say, the Mac will suffer seriously and you could very well be engaging a market of users with an enlightened perspective.

 

 

I agree with you about Mac users, they seem to be entirely convinced that security is a problem for Windows users to worry about. It's comical in a way because when I started in this industry the folks over at MS thought security was only an issue that those of us who used UNIX had to worry about. Things have obviously changed for most of us. Mac will catch up but likely only after they get heavily abused in a public manner.

 

al

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I had made this same idea in the old Get Satisfaction forum.

 

MAC and Apple software have more security vulnerability than Windows or Linux according to the latest Secunia report.

 

Since, Al has good relations with ClamAV and sourcefire, I don't know what is the stumbling block in creating a Cloud AV for Linux as ClamAV is very popular in the Linux community

 

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I have a mac in my home network and I see the need for mac security. Knowing how light Immunet runs I know it would be a big success.

 

 

The Mac sounds exciting. Right now, and for the next several months though our focus is solely on:

 

1. Localization

2. Efficacy - getting even more detections.

 

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Al has good relations with ClamAV and sourcefire, I don't know what is the stumbling block in creating a Cloud AV for Linux as ClamAV is very popular in the Linux community

 

ClamAV is also popular with users of Mac OS X, and is an integral part of Mac OS X Server.

 

Taking a layered approach on Mac OS X with Wine (comparable to approaches on Windows that include Immunet Protect), I use at least:

 

  • ClamXav Sentry
  • Little Snitch
  • ProtectMac AntiVirus

 

— ClamXav and ProtectMac AntiVirus both use ClamAV, in different and complementary ways.

 

Aspects such as community and open source prompt questions re: Immunet Corporation contributions to ClamAV databases, e.g. http://forum.immunet.com/index.php?/topic/155-does-clamav-and-immunet-have-same-cloud-definitions/page__p__1616#entry1616

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