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Macintosh Internet Security Guide

This page provides links to background information, security vendors, comparative and individual reviews of personal firewall, anti-virus, anti-spam, privacy and suites of software as well as hardware firewalls and anti-theft services to help you protect your Macintosh desktop or laptop computer.

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Background Articles

Comparative Reviews of Macintosh Security Software

Prices -- For current prices, see our custom Macintosh Security Products price list powered by or click on one of the product pictures below.

 Firewall Software for Macintosh

  • DoorStop X, Open Door Networks, also see "Who's There? Firewall Advisor" and their book "Internet Security for Your Macintosh"
  • Flying Buttress
  • IPNetSentry, Sustainable Softworks
  • Mac OS X Firewall

Free Anti-Virus Software for Macintosh

Retail Anti-Virus Software for Macintosh

Anti-Spam Software for Macintosh

Internet Security Suites for Macintosh

  • Intego Security Barrier X6 includes two-way firewall, anti-phishing, anti-spyware, virusbarrier, content barrier, personal backup, personal anti-spam, and fileguard.
  • Norton Internet Security 4 for Mac suite includes Antivirus, Anti-phishing, Identity protection, Internet worm protection, Two-way firewall, Vulnerability protection, Intrusion protection, Norton DeepSight™, Browser protection and File protection.
  • Trend Micro Smart Surfing for Mac -- two-way firewall, antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-rootkit, web threat protection, and more.

Privacy Software for Macintosh

Hardware Routers (Firewall, Internet Connection Sharing & Networking)

Anti-Theft Services for Laptops