I have been a Shaw customer for many years and LOVE Shaw Secure. Now that I have a MacBook, I cannot use Shaw Secure. When can I expect Apple products to be supported?
Good morning ronladlorne,
Currently there is not a Mac compatible version of Shaw Secure available (a Mac version could be offered in the future, unfortunately I don't have any confirmed dates to share with you on this).
If you've recently switched over to the Mac platform and you're concerned about security, I do suggest searching around a bit to learn more about security concerns for the Mac, which are unique. As a Mac user myself, I don't personally feel the need for security software (but that's definitely not to imply you don't). If it's viruses you're concerned about, Gatekeeper is built in to the Mac OS and makes getting a virus pretty difficult. That being said, a Mac version of Shaw Secure could definitely still be made available to Shaw internet customers in the future.
Hope this helps,
I didn't know about Gatekeeper, but I have been very impressed with the stability of the Mac platform. I've had my MacBook for almost 2 years actually and never once had an issue with anything. I wish I could say the same thing about my previous 25 years of PC experience...oh the time I've wasted.
I'll learn more about Gatekeeper until SS for Mac is available.
There are a few free virus protection programs on the Mac App store. If you'd like more coverage, then there are programs you can upgrade with a small amount of coin.
I run a couple programs regularly on my MacBook at home. Gradually as Mac's take over more of the market share we will begin to see more virus's and ransom programs developed for them. There are exploits in the OS that can still be susceptible to malicious programs, but because the market share is still relatively small, the risk is also minimal.
Thanks for that...
We did offer F-Secure for Mac when they were our partner, but it had an extremely low uptake. So with the switch to McAfee (mid-2011) it was decided to not to include a Mac version in our agreement. I have not heard any discussion at this time regarding plans to offer a Mac OS version.
As mentioned by others viruses on Mac's do exist, however they are rare due to the small user market (about 10% of PC's). I have never run (or considered running) antivirus on my Mac for the almost 10 years I've used them. Just be sure to keep installing your updates for the OS and your installed applications (Firefox, Chrome, Flash Player, Office, etc).
If you are interested still in an AV for your Mac... there are free offerings from Avira and Sophos to name a few.
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