Jamf, an Apple enterprise management company, has introduced Jamf Fundamentals, a new plan built to fit small and midsized businesses' unique needs.
Jamf Fundamentals combines the company's mobile device management (MDM) technology with new capabilities for protecting and connecting, with new tools for an organisation's end-users, including malware prevention, password sync, Self Service functionality for Mac, and the ability to deploy any iPad and iPhone app, custom profiles and macOS packages.
"Jamf exists to help organisations fill the gap between what Apple provides and what the enterprise requires," the company says. "Jamf Fundamentals is a complete and straightforward solution for growing small and midsized businesses that need to manage the entire Apple ecosystem while solving pain points around deployment, user access, and security."
Manage devices with a seamless and intuitive interface
Jamf Fundamentals combines the core MDM capabilities of Jamf Now with other features so administrators can easily manage their organisation's devices. These include
Management features: Jamf Fundamentals includes the core MDM capabilities small and midsized businesses need, including industry Blueprints, pre-built management templates that allow admins to customise groups of devices, deploy specific apps, restrictions and settings as they see fit.
Custom Profiles: Custom Profiles allows users to deploy unlimited configurations (including VPN configuration) without sacrificing the simplicity of Jamf Now Blueprints.
macOS Packages: Teams will be able to deploy macOS packages, including offering apps not currently listed in the Mac App Store.
Self Service: An on-demand Mac App catalogue, powered by Jamf Self Service, provides a list of organisation-approved Mac App Store and third-party apps, giving end-users instant access to resources and tools they need.
Custom applications: Custom app deployment gives the ability to deploy and manage any iPad and iPhone app for a team. Custom apps developed in-house or by a third party are easy to deploy.
Protect your organisation and users from outside threats
Apple-specific malware is on the rise, and Jamf Fundamentals brings in elements of Jamf's security solutions solely built for Apple. These include malware prevention, the ability to securely connect to company resources, regardless of where your users are, and Password Sync to help keep the Mac password in sync with cloud credentials.
"Jamf Fundamentals was created with growing businesses in mind, to create efficiency in everyday business operations through data security, remote management, and support," says Jamf senior vice president of strategy, Nick Amundsen.
"By providing the tools needed to go beyond mobile device management, we can help small and medium-sized businesses that need more than basic mobile device management. Jamf is the only platform available that will empower these organisations to truly scale with the entire Apple ecosystem, and solve pain points around deployment, user access, management, and security."