Legacy vs Newgen Safetica ONE for macOS

macOS 10.15 brings wider options for endpoint protection, so we introduce NewGen Safetica Client for macOS 10.15 and newer. 

In this article, you will learn:


How it works: 

  • Legacy Safetica Client is used for macOS 10.10 - macOS 10.14
  • NewGen Safetica Client is used for macOS 10.15 and newer
  • One installer contains both clients. Client for deployment is chosen automatically from the detected OS version
  • NewGen Safetica Client contains all Legacy features
  • During installation, customer is informed about the limited features for older OS (and an update to version 10.15 is recommended)
  • Critical bug fixes will be included in both Legacy and NewGen Safetica Clients
  • Newly developed features will only be included in NewGen Safetica Client


Legacy feature set

  • macOS installation package is included in Safetica Universal Installer. It can also be exported from Safetica Management Console
  • Discovery (individual features can be disabled in Functions settings)
    • Application audit
    • Website audit (supported browsers: Safari, Google Chrome)
    • Device audit (supported type: USB Mass Storage)
    • File audit (recorded operations: Create, Rename, Copy, Move (recorded as Rename), Delete)
  • Device Control
    • USB Mass Storage (with support for zones)
  • Maintenance
    • Automatic update of Safetica Client and Safetica Agent from Safetica Management Console
    • Safetica Client deactivation 
    • Safetica Client and Safetica Agent uninstallation from Safetica Management Console 
    • Debugging information collection from Safetica Management Console
    • Server redirection from Safetica Management Console
    • Local management
  • System protection
    • Safetica processes and folders are protected


NewGen feature set (contains all Legacy features + the following)

  • Discovery
    • File audit (Open file, IM sent, Web download, Web upload)
  • Sensitive content classification and detection

    • Safetica for macOS can only classify and detect sensitive content in outgoing files. Data discovery (i.e. searching for sensitive content in stored files) is not supported.
    • In DLP policies, just the Log only mode is supported. The results of sensitive content detection can be found in DLP logs. The Log and notify and Log and block modes will be supported in the near future.
    • Supported file formats: .txt,.xml,.html,.htm,.rtf,.zip,.xps,.csv,.pdf,.doc,.docx,.docm,.xls,.xlsx,.xlsm,.ppt,.pptx,.pptm,.pps,.ppsx,.ppsm,.msg,.eml,.one,.odt,.ods,.odp,.md,.epub
    • Supported formats for OCR: .png,.tiff,.tif,.jpg,.jpeg,.jpe
    • Supported destinations for sensitive content detection in outgoing files:
      • External devices (USB Mass Storage)

      • Instant messaging clients (MS Teams, WhatsUp, Facebook Messenger, Slack, Skype)

      • Web upload (Safari, Chrome)

      • Cloud drive (iCloud, Google drive, DropBox, OneDrive)

      • Network drives