Security lessons from a Mac-only fintech company

Apple remains a highly secure choice for enterprise professionals, but security threats remain and the environment requires sophisticated endpoint management tools, confirmed Build America Mutual (BAM) CTO, David McIntyre.

The Mac only bank

BAM is one of the leading U.S. municipal bond insurers and has insured over $65 billion since launch in 2012. It also has the rare distinction of being a fintech firm that is completely based on Macs.

It has been an Apple-based enterprise since the start.

“The founders all use Macs at home,” McIntyre explained. “We said, let’s try to build a financial firm that uses Macs.”

When the company launched, it also found most of its potential employees used Macs, so it made even more sense to standardize round Apple’s platforms.

“We thought it would be easier and would let a small team support the employees.”

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