Security vendor Becrypt has a new version of its Trusted Client secure environment on a USB stick that can work with either a PC or a Mac, offering a mobile security tool for customers with mixed environments.
Set to be showcased at the RSA Conference in San Francisco next week, the secure remote access tool is now able to boot either a PC with a traditional Bios firmware or Mac/EFI-based hardware, from the same USB drive.
Trusted Client is a self-contained encrypted environment that transforms an unmanaged machine into a secure remote access point.
The USB version allows remote workers to boot their home PC into the secure environment without the need to install any software to the local hard drive.
With the new version, organisations that maintain a mixed estate of both PCs and Apple Macs can distribute just a single version of the secure remote access device to all employees to ensure mobile security.
"The development of the Mac version of Trusted Client has been in direct response to customer demand," said Becrypt vice president of sales, Joshua Wolfe.
"In many cases, people only have Macs at home so we needed to develop a solution to support them as well as PC users."
Becrypt said it managed to find a way to support both platforms from the same USB boot device, despite the conventional wisdom stating that this would not be possible.
The Trusted Client comprises a user interface, web browser, email access and standalone applications, all completely isolated from the host system. It can be configured to meet a customer's requirements, Becrypt said.
The updated Trusted Client is available now, at the same price as the existing version.
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