What is Apple Enterprise Management? MDM

Mobile device management (MDM) is no longer enough for enterprises looking to maximize their Apple initiatives. See how Jamf delivers Apple Enterprise Management to fill the gap between what Apple offers and the enterprise requires.

June 29 2020 by

Daniel Weber

Mobile device management (MDM) is no longer enough for enterprises looking to maximize their Apple initiatives. Simply managing Mac, iPad, iPhone and Apple TV leaves IT and organizations lacking tools to:

  • Securely connect users to resources they need to be productive and self-sufficient
  • Automate every aspect of device and application management
  • Adequately protect devices, data and user privacy

Jamf goes beyond management to fill the gap between what Apple offers and the enterprise requires. As the only Apple Enterprise Management solution of scale that automates the entire lifecycle of Apple in the enterprise — without negatively impacting the end-user experience or requiring IT to physically touch the device — Jamf preserves the native consistent Apple experience that people expect at work, while fulfilling the security, compliance and privacy needs of the enterprise.

What does Apple Enterprise Management offer?

At the highest level, Apple Enterprise Management helps organizations — including businesses, hospitals, schools and government agencies — connect, manage and protect Apple products, apps and corporate resources without ever having to the touch the device.

As the standard in Apple Enterprise Management, Jamf delivers:

Zero-touch deployment

Deploy devices to any employee, anywhere. Integrate with Apple deployment programs to automate enrollment and configuration providing a scalable, yet personalized, zero-touch experience with every shrink-wrapped box.

Identity-based access

Provision devices with business-critical applications based solely on an employee’s cloud-identity credentials. Through a single username and password, users enjoy a seamless experience when accessing their device and applications. And with multifactor authentication enabled for every login, rest easy knowing the right person is accessing the machine and resources.

Curated resources on demand

Add bookmarks, policies and workflows to a branded Self Service portal to give users instant access to resources they need; empowering them to troubleshoot common issues on their own.

Device management

Leverage advanced workflows through remote management and the use of configuration profiles, policies, smart targeting and scripts to automate Mac, iPad, iPhone and Apple TV management. Plus, enhance the value of your existing technology stack with a robust API and 300 third-party integrations.

Inventory management

Automatically collect user, hardware, software and security device data or customize inventory specifications. Leverage automated inventory data to trigger management actions like operating system upgrades.

App management

License, deploy and manage apps in bulk right from the Apple or B2B App Store. Assign apps to users or devices (no Apple ID required) and re-assign licenses as needs change. Build custom app and software packages and automatically keep third-party software up to date.

Threat prevention and remediation

Receive real-time alerts on-device to analyze activity, then choose whether to proactively block, isolate or remediate threats. Prevent known macOS malware, including those threats and attacks unique to Apple’s architecture.

Security management

Enforce native Apple security features such as encryption on macOS and passcodes on iOS/iPadOS, run policies to turn on FileVault for macOS, restrict malicious software and patch all of your Apple devices without any user interaction.

Extended visibility

View dashboards, real-time alerts, and extensive reporting on built-in Apple frameworks such as XProtect, Gatekeeper and MRT to ensure you know when suspicious activities occur.

Who needs Apple Enterprise Management?

Long story short, any organization that strives to deliver the best experience with Apple. And as Apple continues to grow in the enterprise through user demand and employee-choice programs, the need to go beyond basic management becomes essential.

See the difference Apple Enterprise Management makes.

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