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May 11, 2022 by Laurie Mona

Jamf Fundamentals and Jamf Business Plan: Which one is better for your business?

Learn about the Jamf plans that help you manage and secure your Apple devices and see which one is right for your organization.

Apple is growing in the enterprise, as employees want to be able to use Mac, iPad, iPhone and Apple TV for their work. In turn, companies are looking for the best solution to simplify work with their Apple ecosystems. Jamf helps organizations succeed with Apple by offering plans, solutions and products that meet the needs of any size organization.

As the leader in managing and securing Apple at work, Jamf helps more than 60,000 organizations manage more than 26.5 million Apple devices worldwide. For a purpose-built solution that goes beyond Mobile Device Management (MDM) to help organizations manage and secure Apple devices, Jamf offers the new Jamf Fundamentals plan or the Jamf Business plan.

Read on to learn more about each plan to help figure out which may be right for you.

Jamf Fundamentals plan

The Jamf Fundamentals plan is ideal for growing small- and medium-sized businesses that need to deliver more power with a lean IT team. This plan extends beyond the MDM framework with unique capabilities for connecting, protecting and empowering your workforce. This plan helps provide the security and identity functionality businesses need to defend against modern threats, all within Jamf Now’s easy-to-use, intuitive platform that gets you up and running quickly.

The Jamf Fundamentals plan features include:

  • Password sync: Keep Mac passwords in sync with cloud credentials using a single identity, including enforcing password policies from Microsoft Azure AD and Okta.

  • Custom applications: App deployment and management for any iPad and iPhone app, including custom apps developed in-house or by a third party.

  • Custom profiles: Unlimited configurations with the simplicity of Jamf Now Blueprints.

  • macOS packages: Deploy an app not currently listed in the Mac App Store or a package you built yourself.

  • Self Service: Users can choose from pre-approved App Store and third-party apps with an on-demand Mac app catalog powered by Jamf Self Service.

  • Malware prevention: Prevent malicious software and other threats from running on your devices.

What does it cost? You can get the Jamf Fundamentals plan for your company for a flat price of $4 per device per month; the first three devices are free. There are no device minimums.

Jamf Business plan

Many organizations with a dedicated IT admin or team are looking for robust management and security workflows to improve efficiency and the end-user experience. When it comes to managing and securing Apple devices, Jamf is the gold standard.

The Jamf Business plan helps organizations automate the entire lifecycle of Apple in the enterprise, including device deployment, management and security. 

Jamf Business plan features include:

  • Automated enrollment and configuration for personalized zero-touch or BYOD deployment

  • Robust device management through configuration profiles, policies, smart targeting and scripts

  • Identity-based account provisioning, multi-factor authentication and password sync*

  • A branded Self Service app catalog that empowers users to get on-demand resources

  • Central location to license, deploy and manage App Store and third-party applications with the ability to automatically update some third-party Mac apps

  • Endpoint protection and remediation ensures Macs are always ready to defend against threats

  • Behavioral and macOS-specific threat detection

  • Removable Storage Controls ensure that only approved or compliant external storage devices can be connected

The Jamf Business plan includes Jamf Standard Support (chat, email or phone during business hours) along with access to the full Jamf online training catalog. The Jamf Business plan is only available for Jamf Pro instances hosted in Jamf Cloud.

*Cloud identity provider use is required. Supported identity providers include Okta, Microsoft Azure, Google, OneLogin, Ping Federate and IBM Security Verify.

What does it cost? You can sign up for the Jamf Business plan for $12.60 per month per user billed annually. $151.20 per user per year. Minimum purchase of 25 licenses.

Not sure which plan is right for you?

Whether you’re looking for a lightweight, streamlined solution or a robust management and security solution, you can’t go wrong with choosing Jamf. Our team is happy to walk you through your options to help you identify the solution that best fits your needs.

Our 96% Jamf Pro customer retention rate and industry-leading customer satisfaction scores speak for themselves. If you’re ready to take one of our solutions for a spin, get started below.

Jamf Fundamentals plan

Jamf Business plan

If you are a large organization and looking for something more, Jamf also offers the Enterprise plan that contains everything in the Jamf Business plan along with enterprise-grade customer support and cloud-hosting, the ability to mix user and device-based licenses and optional add-on solutions to meet the specific needs of your organization.

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