Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger provides one of the most secure default installations of any desktop operating system. The operating system also includes numerous features and additional tools to help users
manage the security of their data. The install follows the accepted best practice of disabling all network services unless explicitly enabled and the default security settings should suit the needs of
most users in a workstation setting.
While the default installation provides a relatively secure system it may not always meet organisational security requirements. This guide is aimed at users in environments requiring stronger security controls in an operating system, making full use of the protection features offered by Mac OS X 10.4 It may also be of use to system administrators wishing to enforce an organisation wide
desktop security policy.
This guide is an updated version of the guide for Securing Mac OS X (10.3) Panther and covers the new security features offered by Tiger as well as incorporating additional security guidelines that were omitted in the original guide.
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