September 20, 2021
MacOS Big Sur supported
Because third-party driver functionality is limited under this operating system version, Dr.Web for macOS had to be redesigned. Doctor Web’s programmers created the traffic-filtering and file-monitor modules literally from scratch, and now they both help keep macOS Big Sur protected. These components are installed on a computer as system extensions and can access all the operating system venues needed to maintain reliable anti-virus security.
Support for ARM64
Doctor Web does its best to keep up with the ever-growing popularity ARM64 enjoys among CPU makers and users. Back in 2020, support for ARM64 was implemented in Dr.Web 11.1 applications for Unix-like systems. Now Dr.Web Security Space for macOS also supports this platform. Thanks to this, Dr.Web can also operate smoothly on computers featuring Apple’s powerful M1 CPUs.
In addition, the product is also using the most up-to-date version of Dr.Web Virus-Finding Engine (7.00.51.06150) for ARM64.
Centralised protection mode
To connect to a Dr.Web Enterprise Security Suite or Dr.Web AV-Desk server, the new version relies on certificates, rather than public encryption keys.
Because Dr.Web Security Space 12.5 for macOS and Dr.Web 11.1 applications for Unix-like systems use the same set of components, the application can only be run in centralised protection mode as part of Dr.Web Enterprise Security Suite 11 and later releases or with the Dr.Web Anti-virus service subscription software linked up with the Dr.Web AV-Desk server 13.0. Ask your Dr.Web Anti-virus service provider to clarify the current Dr.Web Server version.
Dr.Web Security Space for macOS User Manual has been updated to include information about the new features found in version 12.5.
To upgrade to the new version, users will need to download a new distribution file and install the application.
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