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Changes to Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools in macOS Catalina (10.15)

Publication date: 2019-10-08

macOS Catalina (10.15), the latest release of Apple’s operating system for desktops and laptops, comes with some changes that affect the Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools’s behavior. This section describes the differences macOS users will notice with the Bitdefender security agent.


Official support for macOS Catalina (10.15) is available starting with Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools version Existing Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools version 4.6.x installations will automatically update to only after upgrade to macOS Catalina (10.15).

Product installation

macOS Catalina (10.15) requires explicit approval from users to run Installer for Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools, when the "EndpointSecurityforMac.pkg" and "installer.xml" files are on Desktop or in the Documents folder.

Users will be prompted by the following window: "Installer" would like to access files in your Desktop folder message. To continue Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools installation, they have to click OK. If they click Don’t Allow, installation will fail.


Notification pop-ups

macOS Catalina (10.15) users receive Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools notification pop-ups only if they allow them. After installing the security agent, the system will prompt users to allow notifications from EndpointSecurityforMac application. Not allowing them will not affect the product normal functioning. Users can configure these notifications later in System Preferences.


Full Disk Encryption

In macOS Catalina (10.15), Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools requires user’s approval to operate FileVault. After entering their credentials, users must click OK in a new window to start encryption. If they click Don’t Allow, Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools will prompt again users after a couple of minutes to enter their credentials.


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