Privileged user access macOS environments – locally delivered and centrally managed

A large number of organizations every year suffer breach into their internal data or their customer’s data due to employee access. While employee access to sensitive data can’t be entirely blocked out, it’s possible to manage it as privileged access. There are a lot of solutions available to provide employees secondary windows privileged access work environments. However, there are not any solutions for macOS.

Almost all of the existing solution takes the approach of completely locking down users’ primary macOS work environment to the extent that impacts their productivity. As an example, Macbooks of iOS developers in financial enterprises are generally entirely locked down and affects their ability to download any early/beta versions of third party software for R&D purposes. As more and more employees migrate from Windows-based systems to Macs, there exists a gap in delivering secondary privileged access macOS work environments for these users. Anka Secure fills this gap.

Anka Secure is built on top of Anka macOS native virtualization engine and uses it to create and run lightweight macOS VMs on user’s mac workstations. It exposes services to prepare privileged users/groups, manages their access with VM policies, and delivers the privileged access secondary macOS work environment(VMs) on end-users mac workstations. The privileged access macOS VM based work environments run locally on the user’s primary mac workstations. This approach provides a local secure, sandbox, privileged macOS environments with best user experience and performance.

Who can benefit from Anka Secure :
  1. Technical and customer support who have access to privileged data from their mac workstations.
  2. Developers in enterprises with access to corporate developer/application certificates and other privileged data from their MacBooks.
  3. iOS developers working in secure enterprise setup and need isolated secondary mac environments for research purposes on their MacBooks.
  4. Environments for Malware and other sensitive analysis and testing tasks for macOS.
Discover more and try it at https://veertu.com/anka-secure/.

Anka version 2.0

Anka version major release is now out and available for download. We are very excited to announce the availability of Enterprise and Enterprise Plus tiers of Anka, along with several other exciting improvements and features.Here is a shortlist of some of the new features and improvements. For a complete list, visit the release notes and product documentation.
  • Up to fifteen percent improvement in performance inside Anka VMs – Significantly closes the performance gap between Anka VMs running on 2018 mac mini and running on native hardware.
  • Support for Catalina Beta 3 VMs – Create and test with Catalina beta macOS VMs.
  • Native Mac App package to for controller/registry – Install and run Controller and Registry on Mac.
  • Unified single Anka package – Deploy the same package for Build or Flow and activate features with the license key.
  • New Queue management module in the Controller – Provides more flexibility for future improvements and scales well.
  • Support for single user Controller Portal authentication – Admins user access to the Controller Portal.
  • Support for multi-user access control and management through OAUTH based SSO integration – Multi-user access to the Portal.
  • Secure, policy managed, and encrypted VMs – Configure Security policies and encryption on the Build VMs.
  • Management of testing on real devices attached to the VMs through the cOntroller REST APIs – Enables creation of a local device cloud.
  • Certificate-based authentication between Plugins, Controller, Registry, and Nodes – Enables a secure setup.
To make it extremely easy for users to deploy Anka Build, we now have a Mac Application package to install Controller and registry services on Mac hardware.If you are new to Anka, visit the products page and register for the Anka Build trial.