Yoggie Security introduces Internet security device for Mac users

Gatekeeper solutions now available for Mac laptops and desktops


BETH HALEVY, Israel, December 2 /PRNewswire/ --

- Full Internet Security Protection now Available as Apple(R) Recommends the use of Anti-Virus Tools

Yoggie Security Systems today announced that the world's first miniature hardware internet security devices for MacBooks and Mac desktop computers, are available for purchase from Yoggie Security System's eStore: http://www.yoggie.com/e-store, and at online retailers worldwide.

On November 21st 2008, Apple's support site advised Mac users that they should apply security tools. "Apple encourages the widespread use of multiple anti-virus utilities so that virus programmers have more than one application to circumvent, thus making the whole virus writing process more difficult."

The new Gatekeeper Pico for Mac and Gatekeeper Card Pro for Mac supply world class security for Mac users by providing 12 internet security applications on dedicated hardware that offloads security, improves productivity and protects users wherever they connect.

The complete list of security functions in the Gatekeeper for Mac products:

- Integrated stateful inspection firewall - Snort Intrusion Detection System - Snort Intrusion Prevention System - Kaspersky anti-virus - Kaspersky anti-spyware - Mailshell anti-spam - Mailshell anti-phishing - SurfControl Web content filtering - Sourcefire VRT certified Snort rules - Adaptive Security Policy - Multi-Layer Security Agent - Layer-8 Security Engine - VPN client (Card version only)

The Gatekeeper Pico for Mac is a USB key-size Linux-based security mini-computer, with 12 built-in security applications. The device boots up automatically with the Mac and begins protecting the Mac host immediately. A specially created low-level driver hijacks all network connections, routing Internet traffic through the device before it reaches the host computer, ensuring that any attacks hit the Gatekeeper Pico for Mac and not the host computer.

The Gatekeeper Card Pro for Mac is inserted directly into the MacBook's ExpressCard slot and provides 12 security applications. Like the Gatekeeper Pico for Mac, it is a full-blown mini-computer with its own processor, memory and hardened operating system. The Gatekeeper Card Pro for Mac marks the first time that an entire computer has been designed for installation inside another computer - essentially a computer within a computer - for the purpose of providing the most advanced security protection on the market.

Shlomo Touboul, Founder and CEO of Yoggie Security Systems: "As a nomad Mac user myself, who is heavily dependent on his computer and is always online, I want maximum security and mobility without installing heavy duty software on my MacBook Pro. With our new products, we believe that we are solving a growing problem; and are very pleased and excited to make the Gatekeeper available to the Mac user community at the same price as the Windows version."

The Yoggie Gatekeeper Pico and Gatekeeper Card Pro for Mac are based on Yoggie Security Systems award winning Gatekeeper(TM) technology, and will run on all devices running Mac OS X v10.5.4 (Leopard) and above.

The manufacturer's suggested retail price for the Yoggie Gatekeeper Pico for Mac is $149 and the Gatekeeper Card Pro for Mac is $199 and can be purchased online at http://www.yoggie.com and soon at leading etailers and retailers.

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