Apple too has increasingly moved to make OS X more enterprise-friendly, following the strategy used in iOS to make the iPhone and iPad trusted devices in most businesses. For example, OS X Mountain Lion has exposed its FileVault whole-disk encryption capability to third-party management tools, so companies can now manage Mac encryption through a central tool, rather than manually configure each Mac. Last year's Mac operating system, OS X Lion, added support for XML-based configuration profiles similar to those used in iOS that let third-party tools, as well as OS X Server, manage Mac settings over the air. This year's OS X Mountain Lion also adds support for FIPS 140-2 security, required by many government agencies and high-security businesses.
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