Jamf, the standard in Apple management, announced it is prepared with both compatibility and key feature support for Apple’s spring release. When users of iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV devices upgrade, IT administrators using Jamf Pro or Jamf Now can be confident their management workflows will be uninterrupted and their end users can leverage the latest features. For over a decade, Jamf has offered day-zero support for all Apple releases, ensuring customers can take advantage of new Apple technology as soon as it becomes available. Today, Jamf helps more than 26,000 organizations succeed with Apple.
Jamf Pro Supports Operating Systems’ New Management Functionality
Jamf Pro, Jamf’s flagship mobile device management (MDM) solution designed specifically for professional Apple IT administrators, supports Apple’s new functionality around MDM commands across all OS platforms, including:
- Toggle personal hotspot – This feature empowers companies to control data usage. Some carriers charge for the ability to turn off personal hotspots; with this command, admins are able to turn off hotspots for free through MDM, preventing staff from overusing that feature and racking up data charges.
- Managed contacts – This security improvement helps keep personal and business data segregated on a device. Previously, some business applications would incorrectly share business contact information with non-business apps that would then try to use that data for non-business purposes. This command will help enforce separation between business and personal contact information.
- Apple Remote Desktop – This release gives companies the ability to disable Apple Remote Desktop, assuring companies that a local user cannot use a Mac’s Remote Desktop feature to access and share their screen.
- Deferred software updates for tvOS – In fall 2018, admins were given the ability to defer software updates for up to 90 days on macOS and iOS. This release provides the same functionality for tvOS.
Self Service for iOS
In addition to supporting functionality introduced in Apple’s spring release, Jamf launched Self Service for iOS custom branding. On the login screen, admins are now able to set a custom logo and color palette. Within the app, admins can also set a custom header image.
“For a decade, Jamf has given our customers peace of mind and the optimal operating system upgrade experience by supporting Apple OS upgrades at release,” said Dean Hager, CEO, Jamf. “In lockstep with Apple, we are excited to bring these MDM and security features to our customers so they’re better able to empower their end users to get the most from their device safely and securely on day zero.”