Credant Technologies has announced the release of the Mobile Guardian Enterprise Edition.

It now includes full disk encryption and protection for all Mac OS X environments, including Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger and v10.5 Leopard Systems.

The company claimed that it adds key data protection enhancements in deployment, management and compliance reporting capabilities, all while improving usability transparency and manageability for end-users of Windows and smartphone devices. It also enables Apple iPhone users to synchronise with their exchange servers securely.

It offers data protection support for Intel-powered Mac laptops, desktops, handhelds and external media and encryption of all data on physical and logical Mac drives, including multi-partition configurations.

Chris Burchett, Credant CTO and co-founder, said: “We have seen a dramatic rise in the number of Macs in corporate environments creating real challenges for enterprises to manage and secure their data.

“Adding Mac support to the same central management console as used for all other endpoint devices enables our customers to close an important data protection gap, and satisfy the compliance regulations that drive such urgency for data security solutions.”