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Encryption Desktop 10.4 for Mac OS X - System Requirements


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This article lists the current system requirements for Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.4 for Mac OS X.


The article will be updated as additional platforms or other system requirements are tested and added for Symantec Encryption Desktop for Mac OS X.

System requirements for the 10.4.0 GA

  • Apple Mac OS X 10.9.5, 10.10.x, 10.11.4

  • 512 MB of RAM

  • 80 MB hard disk space

For more information about Symantec Encryption Desktop for Mac OS X support for Mac OS X 10.11.4, see article

Symantec Drive Encryption is not compatible with any third-party software that could bypass the Symantec Drive Encryption protection on the Master Boot Record (MBR) and write to or modify the MBR.

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 about upgrading Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.3.2 on Mac OS X systems enabled with Apple Boot Camp, see article

Email client software compatibilty

Symantec Encryption Desktop will, in most cases, work without problems with any Internet-standards-based email client that runs on Mac OS X 10.9.5 to 10.11.4.

The following email clients have been tested for compatibility:

  • Apple Mail 8.x and 9.x

  • Microsoft Outlook 2011 for Mac

  • Microsoft Outlook 2016 for Mac

Note: Always ensure that the latest updates for Microsoft Outlook 2016 for Mac are installed.

Anti-virus software compatibility

Symantec Encryption Desktop has been tested for compatibility with:

  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 RU6 MP4