Mac OS X and Supported Versions of Symantec Encryption Desktop (Formerly PGP Desktop)
|Article:TECH174563|||||Created: 2011-11-16|||||Updated: 2013-12-06|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH174563|
Which versions of Symantec Encryption Desktop (Formerly PGP Desktop) are supported on Mac operating systems?
Mac OS X and Symantec Encryption Desktop :
Mac OS X 10.9 - Mavericks
CAUTION: Do not attempt to install any version of Symantec Encryption Desktop prior to 10.3.1 MP1 on Mavericks, as this is unsupported and may cause a system to become unbootable as well as other unexpected behavior.
NOTE: Symantec Drive Encryption 10.3.1 MP1 is supported on Mavericks, however BootCamp support with Symantec Drive Encryption has been removed from this version. BootCamp will still be fully supported on Mac OS X 10.8 with 10.3.1 MP1. Starting with the release of Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.3.2, Symantec Encryption Desktop will not be compatible with Apple BootCamp on any Apple Mac OS X systems.
Mac OS 10.8 - Mountain Lion
Mac OS X 10.8.0 through 10.8.2 -Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.2.1 MP5*
Mac OS X 10.8.2 - Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.3.0 through 10.3.1 GA (Recommended for both Mac OS X 10.8.2 and 10.8.3) .
Mac OS X 10.8.3 - Supported with Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.2.1 MP5 (build 5033) through 10.3.1 GA
Mac OS X 10.8.4 - Supported with 10.3.0 MP2 (Build 9269) through 10.3.1 MP1. All previous versions of Symantec Drive Encryption should not be used on this version.
10.8.5 - Supported with 10.3.1 (Build 13100) through 10.3.1 MP1 - Any prior versions of Symantec Drive Encryption should not be used with this OS version.
*In order to install a Customized, or Managed Encryption Desktop 10.2.1 MP4 installer for Symantec Encryption Management Server (SEMS - formerly PGP Universal Server) communication on Mac OS X 10.8, special steps must be followed. See KB HOWTO79578 for more information. This is not necessary for 10.2.1 MP5 and above.
NOTE: BootCamp will still be fully supported on Mac OS X 10.8 with 10.3.1 MP1. Starting with the release of Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.3.2, Symantec Encryption Desktop will not be compatible with Apple BootCamp on any Apple Mac OS X systems.
Mac OS 10.7 - Lion
10.2.0 (not recommended for Lion)
10.2.1 MP3 (Recommended for 10.7.4 and below)
10.3.0 (Recommended if running Mac OS X 10.7.5)
Mac OS 10.6 - Snow Leopard
10.2.1 MP3 (recommended)
10.2.1 MP4 (not recommended)
10.2.1 MP5 (not recommended)
10.3.0 (not supported)
* NOTE: Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.3.0 (formerly PGP Desktop) is not supported on OS X 10.6.
Mac OS 10.5 - Leopard
10.2 MP5 (recommended)
*10.2.1 (not supported)
*Mac OS X 10.6.8 and above is recommended for Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.2.1. The Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.2.1 Release Notes incorrectly state Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.2.1 is supported on Mac OS X 10.5. Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.2.0 MP5 is recommended for Mac OS X 10.5.
Mac OS 10.4 - Tiger
Mac OS - PowerPC
Please note that the "PowerPC" platform is only supported until PGP Desktop 9.12. Support was removed since 10.0 which only runs on the Intel platform.
This is documented in the release notes for 9.12 and 10.0:
9.12 supports Apple Mac OS X 10.4.x, 10.5.x (Intel or PowerPC)
10.0 supports Apple Mac OS X 10.5.x or 10.6.x (Intel)
Please refer to the Release Notes of each build for more details.
Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH174563