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About Endpoint Security for Mac

Endpoint Security for Mac is a fully-automated computer security program, managed remotely by your network administrator. Once installed, it protects you against all kinds of malware, inlcuding viruses, spyware, trojans, keyloggers, worms and adware. It can also be used to enforce your organization's computer and Internet use policies.

This app detects and removes not only Mac malware, but also Windows malware, thus preventing you from accidentally sending infected files to your family, friends and colleagues using PCs.

Opening Endpoint Security for Mac

You have several ways to open Endpoint Security for Mac.

  • Click the Endpoint Security for Mac icon in the Launchpad.

  • Open a Finder window, go to Applications and double-click the Endpoint Security for Mac icon.

  • You can also use Spotlight to find and open the application.

When the application opens, it automatically detects the language of your system and it will display the user interface in your language.

Note

If the system language is not among the Endpoint Security for Mac supported languages, the application loads the English language interface by default.

Application main window

In the application's main window you can take important actions to improve your system protection. You can check your computer's security status and secure your web browsing experience.

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The status area at the top of the window informs you about the system's security status using explicit messages and suggestive colors:

  • Green - If Endpoint Security for Mac has no warnings.

  • Yellow - If a security issue has been detected.

  • Red - If the license has expired.

Under the status area, three scan buttons are available to help you scan your Mac:

  • Quick Scan - checks for malware the most vulnerable locations on your system (for example, the folders that contain the documents, downloads, mail downloads and temporary files of each user).

  • Full Scan - performs a comprehensive check for malware of the entire system.

    All connected mounts will be scanned too.

  • Custom Scan - helps you check specific files, folders or volumes for malware.

For more information, refer to Scanning your Mac.

Next to the scan buttons, the Modules section informs you about:

  • Antimalware – lets you know if On-Access scanning is enabled (On) or disabled (Off).

  • Content Control - lets you know if the following components are enabled (On) or disabled (Off):

    • Traffic Scan

    • Application Blacklisting

    • Web Access Control

    • Antiphishing

    • Network Attack Defense

  • Device Control - informs you if the module is enabled (On) or disabled (Off).

    Note

    The Content Control and Device Control modules rely on macOS kernel extensions. Installing extensions requires your approval on macOS High Sierra (10.13.x) and later.

  • Encryption – provides the encryption status for each disk (Encrypted, Encryption in progress, Decryption in progress, Not encrypted, Locked or Paused) if a GravityZone encryption policy is applied on your computer.

At the bottom of the window, by clicking the View history button you are opening a detailed log of events concerning the Endpoint Security for Mac activity on your computer. For details, refer to History.

Application dock icon

The Endpoint Security for Mac icon can be noticed in the Dock as soon as you open the application. The icon in the Dock provides you with an easy way to scan files and folders for malware. Just drag and drop the file or folder over the Dock icon and the scan will start immediately.

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