Sunbelt Software, a provider of security software, has added VIPRE Enterprise for Mac to its VIPRE Enterprise product line. This new client software is designed to provide virus protection against a wide range of Mac-specific malicious threats, leveraging Sunbelt’s VIPRE engine.

VIPRE Enterprise for Mac supports Mac OS X versions 10.5.6 and 10.6. Users will be able to run both scheduled and on-demand scans and view quarantine and scan history. Definition updates are downloaded from Sunbelt across the Internet. The product will also be able to detect and clean any Windows-specific malicious threats that may find their way onto a Mac system.

“As the market adoption of the Macintosh platform continues to grow, so will the attention they receive from virus writers, making it all the more important to offer those users protection against threats,” says Alex Eckelberry, CEO of Sunbelt Software. “This is our first step in our support for the Mac platform, and is specifically targeted at enterprise customers. We are also planning for a release of a consumer/home version.”

New customers can purchase VIPRE Enterprise for Mac as part of VIPRE Enterprise on a per machine basis. Pricing includes the first year maintenance and starts at US$28.36 per seat for 100 workstations with a sliding scale volume discount based on number of machines. A 50% competitive upgrade program is also in effect for users of competing products. In addition to its new support for Mac OS X versions, VIPRE is also compatible with both 32 and 64-bit versions of Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. 30-day evaluations of VIPRE Enterprise are available on Sunbelt Software’s web site at .