Gartner Research

Include macOS in EPP and EDR Planning

Published: 16 March 2018

ID: G00352353

Analyst(s): Ian McShane


macOS devices are in use within most organizations, even if they are not officially supplied or supported. Security and risk management leaders must not ignore the security posture of these endpoints, as they can pose as much risk as Windows devices.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Stop Treating macOS as an Exception to an EPP Strategy
  • Provide Guidance and Incentives Toward Modern, Trusted macOS Protection for Nonmanaged macOS Devices
  • Perform NAC Checks to Validate macOS Version and the Presence of Endpoint Protection Agents on Nonmanaged macOS Devices
  • Include macOS as a Core Component of the Organizationwide EPP Strategy, Incident Response and Containment Planning

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