Case Study: Unmatched benefits of Mac-specific security at Scrive

How Scrive, a rapidly-growing global electronic signature and ID business, ramped up from eight to more than 100 remote employees around the world in a flexible and secure as "First-class citizens" on a platform built for Macs with Jamf Protect.

December 11 2020 by

Haddayr Copley-Woods

What do you do when you need to securely scale up your operations from eight to more than 100 global remote employees?

This was the dilemma facing Tim Ellis, Scrive CISO, and he found the solution to do exactly that: Jamf Pro and Jamf Protect.

Issues with past endpoint protection

Scrive, a rapidly-growing global electronic signature and ID business, was struggling with their endpoint protection that resulted in significant productivity delays.

Tim realized that their security solution was designed for Windows. Mac users were being treated as second-class citizens. According to Tim, "We wanted to be a first-class citizen on a platform built for Macs."

Jamf Pro already a great help

Jamf Pro's zero-touch provisioning had already been been an enormous boon to the global company with a far-reaching workforce that was hiring aggressively.

"We save upwards of a day per laptop, as compared to provisioning manually," says Scrive CTO Tage Borg. "All we need to get a new employee up and running is to create a username and password."

Because he was already a happy Jamf Pro customer, Tim Ellis decided to put Jamf Protect, specifically built for Mac, through its paces.

Jamf Protect delivered

"We were really happy to see that Jamf added malware prevention to Jamf Protect, and it was a deciding factor in our purchase," says Tim.

Scrive developers, who clamored to get into the test group due to frustrations with their previous product, were incredibly happy with the speed at which they could perform builds — and they felt comfortable with the security the product afforded.

"We threw malware assets at the test group, and Jamf Protect successfully detected the valid threats, which was good," says Tim.

They purchased immediately.

Jamf made ISO27001 certification smooth sailing

Jamf made its mark when Scrive sought ISO27001 certification. With the use of Jamf Pro’s configuration profiles to enforce different security settings on the Mac like FileVault screen lockouts, endpoint protection with Jamf Protect, the use of Jamf patch management and the ability to create dashboards in Jamf Pro, Scrive not only passed inspection but made a sale to the inspectors.

Learn more about how Scrive safely expanded.

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