Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.3.2 for Mac - System Requirements

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This article details the System Requirements for Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.3.2 for Mac OS X.

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Mac OS X System Requirements

The minimum system requirements to install Symantec Encryption Desktop on your Mac OS X system are:

  • Apple Mac OS X 10.8.4, 10.8.5, 10.9, 10.9.1
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 80 MB hard disk space
     

Note: Starting with the release of Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.3.2, Symantec Encryption Desktop will not be compatible with Apple Boot Camp on any Apple Mac OS X system. For more information on upgrading Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.3.2 on Macintosh systems enabled with Apple Boot Camp, see article TECH212700 in the Symantec Knowledgebase.

Symantec Drive Encryption is not compatible with any third-party software, other than Apple Boot Camp, that could bypass the Symantec Drive Encryption protection on the Master Boot Record (MBR) and write to or modify the MBR. Boot Camp needs to modify the MBR before installing the Windows OS and cannot be used on a Macintosh system that is already encrypted with Symantec Drive Encryption.