McAfee Virex Adds Support for Tiger

McAfee Inc. on Wednesday announced the addition of support for Mac OS X v10.4 "Tiger" to the version of its anti-virus software Virex thatis aimed at corporate and small business users. Virex is centrally managed by McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO), which enables network administrators to enforce a consistent security policy across all their computers.

While Mac OS X users are largely immune to viruses, McAfee director of product marketing Steve Crutchfield said in a statement: "Although the Macintosh installed base is relatively small, it is still be a potential target for hackers, especially Macintosh systems that are connected to the corporate network." Mac users can also unwittingly pass along viruses to Windows users.

McAfee plans to ship this update on Aug. 29. Virex for Macintosh sells for US$40.21 per seat for 5 to 10 licenses, with discounts available for larger purchases. System requirements for each workstation call for Mac OS X v10.2.6 or v10.3.3 or higher, a G3 266MHz processor and 128MB RAM.