Fleetsmith Launches Apple Mobile Device Management
As Apple move deeper into the enterprise market, IT departments often struggle to monitor and manage Macintoshes, iPhones and iPads.
The quest to get Apple devices under control won’t slow down anytime soon. By 2023, 75 percent of organizations will likely have at least one
Amid that factoid, iOS and tvOS devices.combined with the Fleetsmith Catalog and automatic macOS account creation powered by enables zero-touch deployment for the millions of G Suite users that need to manage and secure their fleets, the company says.
According to the prepared statement, businesses already spend millions of hours per year setting up MacOS, iOS and tvOS devices manually, which is a highly inefficient and costly process – for example, a
This latest product release includes:
- Zero-Touch Deployment via G Suite Integration and DEP Support – Automated Apple user account setup through G Suite and Apple DEP allows organizations to ship Apple devices directly to employees without IT intervention, and manage apps, settings and security preferences from the moment a user connects to WiFi.
- Upcoming Support for iOS and tvOS Devices – Building on existing support for macOS, Fleetsmith will expand to help organizations manage their entire fleet of Apple devices, including iOS and tvOS products.
- WiFi and Printer Configuration – Fleetsmith users can now preconfigure new-hire laptops with company WiFi credentials and printer drivers, including for remote offices. Whenever WiFi settings are updated or new printers are purchased, organizations can deploy the updated configurations worldwide via Fleetsmith, securely over the Internet.
- Automatic Kernel Extension Whitelisting for Managed Apps – Now, apps that IT has chosen to manage via Fleetsmith have their kernel extensions whitelisted automatically, while other extensions still require user approval.
- Remote Lock and Wipe – Through Apple Mobile Device Management (MDM) support, Fleetsmith now offers an ITcan now ensure corporate security regardless of timing or location.
Indeed, the company is looking to improve its platform and grow further in 2018. The company recently announced
Within the MSP sector, many of the major RMM (remote monitoring and management) software providers already support macOS. But more competition could be on the way.
For instance, Jamf may extend its enterprise-focused Apple management software into the MSP market. And Addigy has been gaining momentum with its Apple Mac management platform for MSPs and IT professionals.