EMS and Jamf Collaboration Helps Corporations Enforce Mac Compliance Without Compromising User Experience
MINNEAPOLIS – Oct. 24, 2017 – Jamf Nation User Conference – Organizations are continually working to address security vulnerabilities, ward off cyber threats and protect intellectual property. Announced at Microsoft Ignite, Brad Anderson, corporate vice president, Microsoft Corp., today demonstrated Jamf’s integrated solution with Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) that provides automated compliance management for Mac devices accessing applications set up with Azure AD authentication.
"Organizations are often overexposed today. More and more, corporations have Mac devices, but they aren’t necessarily managed,” said Joe Bloom, product manager, Jamf. “Further, leveraging only traditional login methods makes it hard for organizations to ensure that all of the data and email passing through Office 365 or other corporate applications is indeed secured. With Microsoft EMS and Jamf Mac management, organizations can validate user credentials, while also confirming a Mac is managed and compliant before granting access.”
Together, Jamf and EMS prevent an authorized user from using a personal Mac, an unmanaged Mac or a managed corporate Mac that is not compliant with security policies and therefore is more vulnerable to security threats. Jamf and EMS address this by requiring the user to register devices they want to use to access applications connected to Azure AD, including Office 365. First, compliance criteria is established in Intune, and then the criteria is measured on the Mac device by Jamf. The device information collected by Jamf is then sent to Intune. Finally, Intune computes the device’s compliance state and feeds the status into Azure AD for Conditional Access policy evaluation. If the device is not in compliance, a notification is sent to the user, requiring remediation in Jamf Self Service.
This integrated solution will be available in late 2017. Talk with your Microsoft or Jamf account executive to find out more about how to leverage this to secure your organization or register for the public beta, by visiting Jamf Nation.
Since 2002, Jamf has been solely focused on helping organizations succeed with Apple. Jamf is committed to enabling IT to empower end users and bring the legendary Apple experience to businesses, education, and government organizations via its Jamf Pro and Jamf Now solutions, and the 50,000+ member Jamf Nation community. Today, more than 13,000 global customers rely on Jamf to manage over eight million Apple devices. To learn more, visit https://www.jamf.com.