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Datacastle brings laptop control, protection to OS X

updated 02:15 am EDT, Wed October 20, 2010

Relies on Microsoft's Azure cloud storage

Datacastle Red v4 is a single-agent policy-enforcement solution for laptop, tablet and desktop computers that allows system administrators to control backup, encryption, port access and remote deletion that operates in the cloud over Microsoft's Windows Azure platform, and now adds support for Mac OS X devices.

The program uses AES encryption and cloud backup to allow users to move and operate freely, but keep sensitive business data safe if a laptop is lost or stolen, for example. Port access control can turn on or off USB ports as needed to prevent data theft via thumb drives, and the service also offers a form of device trace and remote wipe -- enterprise features recently incorporated into Apple's own MobileMe service.

Remote backups are also encrypted and stored at Microsoft data centers which are ISO 27001:2005 accredited. New features in v4 include enhancements for silent deployments and deletions, better tracking of remote devices for administrative staff as well as self-management features for end users.The software allows administrators to configure policies by device, user id, or allow accredited users to control the program themselves.

Datacastle Red v4 is available now from Datacastle or its affiliates. Pricing information was not made available.

by MacNN Staff





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