A maker of enterprise software program for Apple’s ecosystem introduced a half-dozen new merchandise and enhancements at an on-line occasion Tuesday. Jamf maintained the brand new choices would assist organizations create an enterprise-secure, consumer-simple surroundings that protects private privacy.
Three new options had been added to the corporate’s endpoint and community safety platform, Jamf Protect. They embody community menace safety, which permits endpoints to report network-based indicators of compromise, complete logging of endpoint and community safety occasions, and detachable storage controls to make sure that delicate data is written to USB mass media drives.
Those options create three key touchpoints to gather security-relevant data, Jamf Vice President for Product Strategy Michael Covington tells CSO. “We’re making all that information available to security teams to give them visibility into what these devices are doing day-in and day-out.”
“That’s been a blind spot when it comes to Macs in the past,” Covington continues. “There’s a lot of good tools for the Windows-minded CISO to get deep into the kernel, to extract signals from the device. We haven’t had those tools for the Mac.”
Another new app, Jamf Trust, will work throughout all Apple’s working techniques, in addition to with Android and Windows, and makes it simpler for end-users to work with the corporate’s safety packages, and a brand new web and community security providing, Jamf Safe Internet, combines content material filtering and community menace prevention to dam unsafe and malicious content material.
A single dashboard, catalog of vetted functions
Another new providing, Jamf Fundamentals, provides new capabilities to its machine administration expertise for safeguarding, connecting, and empowering small to midsized companies with options akin to malware prevention, password sync, and self-service performance.
Jamf additionally unveiled a brand new BYOD workflow that preserves private privacy by stopping IT from having an excessive amount of management over an worker’s machine but addresses IT considerations by permitting them to adequately handle and safe the machine whereas it is accessing firm sources.
In addition, a function referred to as App Installers has been added to the Jamf App Catalog providing. The function simplifies for IT the duty of putting in and updating macOS functions not present in Apple’s App Store. “We give the business one dashboard where there’s a catalog of applications that we’ve curated, vetted, and approved,” Covington says, “and another dashboard that shows what applications are in use in their fleet, what might need updates, and through that one console action all the changes that need to happen across devices.”
“It automates the monitoring and the download of applications into the business and makes it much easier for IT to get the apps updated on their endpoints so users are always using the most up-to-date version of the app,” Covington provides.
The Mac now a convergence level for enterprise functions
While not the biggest participant within the enterprise house, some developments have accelerated Mac adoption there within the final two years, Covington says. One of these developments is Apple silicon. “A lot of businesses are looking at the performance they can get from Apple silicon and viewing it as a very acceptable platform for their businesses,” he notes.
Another improvement is the help of iOS on macOS machines, in addition to the flexibility to run Windows in a browser on a Mac. “You suddenly have the Mac as a convergence point for applications in the enterprise, which can make it super compelling for a lot of businesses looking for a one-stop shop for the different services that they want to run,” Covington says.
The pandemic has additionally performed a job in Mac having access to the enterprise. “When people were forced to work from home, businesses said, use what you have,” Covington explains. “In many cases, the consumer device of choice was the Mac, and that’s what people have been working on for the last two years. It really changed the tide in Apple’s favor.”
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