Everyone is now using a wide variety of devices in the workplace. From desktops and laptops to smartphones and tablets, employees essentially have the world at their fingertips anywhere and anytime. And while smartphones and tablets have been utilized in the mainstream for a while, businesses are just now starting to realize that they need to put processes in place to secure and keep track of such devices.
What is Mobile Device Management (MDM)?
Mobile device management is software that allows IT administrators to oversee, manage, and secure devices. Keeping track of all of those devices can be overwhelming, especially for smaller businesses who simply don’t have a dedicated team to do so. With an MDM solution in place, businesses can oversee and manage all devices from a single console.
All this talk about MDM brings us to Jamf, a leading MDM solution that enables your IT team to handle your business’ Apple devices. This not only includes mobile iOS, but also MacOS! Their enterprise-level management system is called Jamf Pro, and it helps automate device management through a single console.
Managing an array of devices is no easy task, but with Jamf, your system administrator can:
- Deploy and maintain software
- Respond to security threats
- Wipe devices remotely
- Create policies and configure settings
- Analyze inventory data
What you can do with Jamf MDM
Keep track of devices
First and foremost, Jamf MDM integrates directly with Apple’s device enrollment program (DEP) so administrators can add devices straight out of the box. With zero-touch deployment from Jamf, devices are automatically enrolled the moment a user turns on their iOS device. Once enrolled, administrators can see a device’s operating system, detailed hardware info, security, and which applications are installed.
Jamf MDM helps save a lot of time, energy, and resources, by automating device configurations. Administrators can automatically enforce passcodes and set up Wi-Fi passwords and VPN configurations, among other things. They can also restrict users from renaming their device or changing settings.
Updates and upgrades
Many companies struggle with getting their users to keep their devices up-to-date. But with Patch Management, your administrator can keep tabs on patches and security updates straight from the Jamf dashboard. Even better, you can remotely administer OS upgrades and security updates.
Apply management commands to individual devices to secure sensitive data. If a device gets lost or stolen, your administrator can remotely lock and wipe the device. Administrators can also generate an Activation Lock Bypass Code to unlock devices that are enrolled in the MDM server, in case a device is locked to a previous Apple ID.
Jamf Self Service
Jamf Self Service allows administrators to customize a catalogue of approved applications, profiles, maintenance scripts, and more. This means that employees can browse through the catalogue and access the resources they need without having to submit a support ticket. It also means that they don’t need an admin to approve app installations and patch updates.
These are just a few examples of what you can do with Jamf's world-class MDM solution, and it’s why Jamf is Electric’s top choice when it comes to mobile device management for Apple devices. Just like Electric, Jamf scales with your business — this is also the why Electric partners with Jamf to serve our clients in real time with remote access! When you have Electric on your team, you also get to reap the benefits of Jamf. To learn more about all the programs we deploy to help increase your IT operational efficiency, schedule a demo today.