Jamf announces its acquisition of dataJAR, a leading Apple technology managed services provider

Acquisition will help Jamf expand its partnerships with managed service provider partners through dataJAR’s proprietary technology that makes it easier for organizations to harness the power of Jamf’s leading management and security platform

MINNEAPOLIS – July 13, 2023 – Today, Jamf (NASDAQ: JAMF), the standard in managing and securing Apple at work, announced it has acquired dataJAR, a U.K.-based leading managed services provider (“MSP") focused on providing powerful Apple and Jamf services for businesses and educational organizations. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

dataJAR’s proprietary software provides a single pane of glass for Jamf MSP partners who assist in managing multiple organizations’ deployments, reducing support tickets, and allowing partners to more seamlessly manage devices. This acquisition will help Jamf partner more closely with its more than 600 MSP partners and expand the reach of its leading Apple-first and Apple-best management and security platform.

"Jamf’s acquisition of dataJAR confirms to anykey their determination to empower our MSP business,” said Tobias Linder, chief technology officer, anykey IT AG. “This will enable us to leverage enhanced capabilities and drive greater efficiency in our collaborative efforts to help people securely use Apple at work and school. We look forward to exploring the possibilities that this brings and delivering even more value to our mutual customers.”

In addition, there are many MSPs who have made and maintained their business by having a keener focus on Microsoft, and often don’t have the capacity to support Apple deeply or at all. With Apple growth on the rise, MSPs have been asking for a solution to help manage their customers’ Apple devices without diluting the intended and unparalleled Apple end user experience.

“We’re excited to welcome dataJAR to the Jamf family so we can empower our partners with this leading technology and help them better scale their own business with added Apple-focused workflows, expertise, and support,” said Dean Hager, Jamf CEO. “We believe dataJAR’s mission to make powerful technology simple is perfectly complementary to our purpose of simplifying the way works gets done. I’m excited to work together on bringing the power of Apple to even more partners, organizations, and workers.”

dataJAR: 10 years as the Apple service experts

Founded in 2013, dataJAR now manages more than 120,000 Apple devices from its more than 300 customers. dataJAR’s proprietary software provides a single pane of glass for partners who assist in managing technology and services for multiple organizations, streamlining workflows. Using dataJAR’s capabilities, partners can confidently begin to scale their support of Apple devices. dataJAR’s products include powerful functionality including:

  • Apple device management service - dataJAR supports customers with fully managed Apple device management as-a-service. With its team of Apple experts, dataJAR also offers professional services, technology assessments and Apple training.
  • Apple-first endpoint security - dataJAR offers Mac security as-a-service integrated into datajar.mobi, its management platform, along with managed Jamf services.
  • Automated application packaging and deployment - Automated application packaging and deployment - dataJAR provides a multi-tenant service that integrates seamlessly with Jamf Pro to provide fully automated application packaging, deployment and updating capabilities for the management of macOS devices.
  • Key integrations - dataJAR integrates with leading identity provider Okta so organizations can securely connect their employees with any enterprise application.

“Since 2013, dataJAR’s mission and core focus has been helping organizations succeed with Apple by combining the power of Jamf with the best skills and services,” said James Ridsdale, founder of dataJAR. “I couldn’t be more excited about the future unifying forces, to help more partners empower their customers with the best Apple device management and security.”

About Jamf

Jamf’s purpose is to simplify work by helping organizations manage and secure an Apple experience that end users love and organizations trust. Jamf is the only company in the world that provides a complete management and security solution for an Apple-first environment that is enterprise secure, consumer simple and protects personal privacy. To learn more, visit www.jamf.com.

Forward-looking statements

This release relates to the acquisition of Data Jar Ltd. (“dataJAR”) by Jamf Holding Corp. (“Jamf”, “we”, our,” or“us”). This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, regarding the anticipated benefits of the acquisition, and the anticipated impacts of the acquisition on our business, products, financial results, and other aspects of our and dataJAR’s operations. You can identify forward-looking statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. These statements may include words such as “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,”“plan,” “intend,” “believe,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “can have,” “likely,” and other words and terms of similar meaning in connection with any discussion of the timing or nature of future operating or financial performance or other events. These risks, uncertainties, assumptions, and other factors include, but are not limited to: the effect of the acquisition on the ability of Jamf or dataJAR to retain key personnel or maintain relationships with customers, vendors, developers, community members, and other business partners; risks that the acquisition disrupts current plans and operations; our ability to successfully integrate dataJAR’s operations; our and dataJAR’s ability to execute on our business strategies relating to the acquisition and realize expected benefits and synergies; and our ability to compete effectively, including in response to actions our competitors may take following announcement of the acquisition. Further information on these and additional risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from those included in or contemplated by the forward-looking statements contained in this release are included under the caption “Forward-Looking Statements” and elsewhere in our Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2023, and other filings and reports we make with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time. Moreover, both we and dataJAR operate in a very competitive and rapidly changing environment, and new risks may emerge from time to time. It is not possible for us to predict all risks, nor can we assess the impact of all factors on our business or the acquisition, or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements we may make. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date the statements are made and are based on information available to us at the time those statements are made and/or our management's good faith belief as of that time with respect to future events. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation, and do not intend, to update these forward-looking statements.

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