Safend has launched a Mac version of its Discoverer product that allows security administrators to locate sensitive data at rest.

Specifically for use on Apple OS/X desktops and laptops, it said that Safend Discoverer for Mac controls and generates audit logs for physical port access and removable device access to Leopard and Snow Leopard Macs.

According to the company, Discoverer for Mac helps identify gaps in data protection and compliance initiatives and provides insight into what policies should be implemented using other components of the Safend Data Protection Suite.

It also said that enhancements to Safend Inspector enable it to block and log data leakage in specific smartphone and tablet synchronisation programs, such as iTunes, using Safend's content aware application control technology. 

Edy Almer, vice president of product management at Safend, said: “Securing Apple devices for enterprises while enabling productivity has become paramount. Running in the background with minimal impact on productivity, Safend Discoverer for Mac allows companies to detect sensitive data stored primarily on Macs, such as video content or customer data.

“Safend Discoverer saves valuable time and improves efficiency by expertly mapping data and providing insight to unsecured data and faulty business processes. Armed with this information, administrators can then improve corporate security and compliance initiatives.”