Startup Security - Tool to enable firmware security
Version: 1.3The Startup Security application enables firmware security on your Macintosh. Available for Mac OS 9 and X, you can protect your computer from harmful use by changing a few simple settings. When Startup Security is combined with a physical security solution, your machine virtually becomes an impenetrable fortress!
License: Free To Try $19.95
Operating System: Mac OS X
Combined with recent Macintosh firmware updates, you can use Startup Security to provide a greater level of security for your system.
Here are some key features of "Startup Security":
· Set a firmware password so that boot device settings and other machine parameters cannot be changed without authorization.
· Completely prevent boot-up of a machine without the proper password.
· Enable three different modes of security -- Off, Default Boot Device Only and Full.
· On Mac OS 9, install an extension that can be used to ask for the password on startup and wake from sleep, as well as prevent shift-booting to disable extensions.This helps increase security on Mac OS 9 installs as well as dual boot Mac OS 9 and X systems!
· 15 days trial.
What's New in This Release:
· Beefed up security for Mac OS 9 installations (which also benefits dual boot
· Mac OS 9 and X systems):
· Added support for asking for a password when waking from sleep on Mac OS 9 systems.
· Changed Extension to load before all other Extensions to make it more difficult to bypass.
· Apple Firmware Update, version 4.1.7 or later.*
· iMac, iBook, G4 Tower, G4 Cube or G4 Powerbook.
· *Some of the Mac OS 9 security features can be used on machines that do not have the latest firmware updates, such as the extension.