Jamf Blog
September 17, 2020 by Sam Weiss

Trusted partnerships to power your Work Anywhere strategy

In just a few months, companies have seen transformations that would have normally taken years. Creating a tightly integrated IT stack allows an organization to fully automate on-boarding and off-boarding while saving time and beefing up security.

Automate the fundamentals of Apple mobility with Jamf, OneLogin and BetterCloud

The transition from cubicles to home offices have forced organizations to innovate the way they support and on-board employees. Zero-touch deployments and a secure, cloud-first mentality was necessary to keep businesses moving forward in a way that was safe for admins and end users.

In just a few months, companies have implemented transformations that would have normally taken years. Managing this sea change requires an agile approach to the three core areas of mobility: devices, identity and applications.

Industry leaders Jamf, OneLogin and BetterCloud have revolutionized and empowered administrators with the tools they need to automate the work of device management, identity provisioning and SaaS application management.

Creating a tightly integrated IT stack allows an organization to reach the holy grail of fully automated onboarding and offboarding. By automating these processes, not only will admins save time that can be reinvested in other projects, but an additional level of security is created by perfectly executing and auditing every action.

According to a recent PwC survey[1], 55% of employers anticipate offering remote work even after COVID-19 is a concern. With their increased reliance on tools like Google, Office365, Salesforce, Dropbox, Zoom and Slack, admins need to put safeguards in place that govern how and with whom data can be shared.

The IT lessons learned from this moment will forever change the way companies think about the tools that enable a remote workforce. The “new normal” is a place where optimized IT processes thrive and legacy on-premises solutions fade away.

Organizations that invest in Apple do so because the platform is powerful and easy to use — benefits that can quickly erode with one-size-fits-all management platforms or outdated security practices.

To mitigate this issue, Jamf, OneLogin and BetterCloud are enabling IT administrators to create repeatable processes for deployments that support best practices for security and end-user experiences. The flexibility of these three tools allow for granular enforcement of device and SaaS application security through an identity-driven approach to management.

These combined solutions are helping organizations transform how they deliver technology with comprehensive automation and security across identities, apps and devices.

Combining these three platforms to enable employees to work anywhere will allow administrators to:

  1. Gain visibility and control: Jamf allows you to set policies across all of your Apple devices. OneLogin allows you to manage all of your users’ identities and access and BetterCloud gives you visibility across all your SaaS applications so you can take action and automate policies from a centralized platform.
  2. Deploy and offboard with zero touch: Provide a seamless onboarding experience to your new hires with automated workflows that set up corporate laptops, user profiles and permissions and applications. Automatically offboard a former end user to ensure they no longer have access to corporate applications or data on their personal or corporate devices.
  3. Protect against insider threats: Mitigate security risks with ongoing monitoring of suspicious activity at the device, login or in-app level and remediation workflows. If the solution identifies suspicious behavior, file sharing, content scanning or other interaction, it will trigger a remediation workflow such as forcing a user to re-authenticate or locking the user’s device.

The remote world has not stopped, and organizations still refining their remote business processes need to quickly evaluate options to find what meets their needs. Jamf, OneLogin and BetterCloud all offer free trials and Work Anywhere resources to get started.

If you would like to know more, don’t miss Virtual JNUC 2020 where you can catch OneLogin and BetterCloud either in the vendor hall or at several sessions.

In particular, JNUC331 “Empowering a remote workforce with Jamf” features Evernote, which has integrated all of these solutions. JNUC334, “SaaSOps: using the Jamf Pro API and connecting cloud systems to automate workflows." will also be a great way to learn more.

To learn more about how Jamf, OneLogin, and BetterCloud represent the foundations of a mobile workforce, visit Jamf.com/workanywhere.

[1] "When everyone can work from home, what’s the office for?" PwC’s US Remote Work Survey June 25, 2020

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