Hybrid and remote work formats are no longer exotic. Job seekers prefer them for maintaining a work-life balance. Employers – for the opportunity to hire talent from anywhere in the world. It is also a great tool to increase loyalty to the company because remote work is an important benefit for many people.

How to organize the safe work of the team in conditions of remote work? And how do you protect important data? This will help Jamf – a solution for centralized management of Apple corporate devices.

Hybrid work – a new business format

After the COVID-19 pandemic, people are no longer in a hurry to return to their offices. Some workers are leaning towards a remote work format, while others are leaning towards a hybrid one to alternate office and home. The position of applicants is transparent: for the work to be done well, it does not have to be done in any particular place.

But on the part of the employer, not everything is so clear. The larger the staff, the more difficult it is to manage the IT infrastructure. Especially if it is scattered across different countries. At a distance, it is more difficult to build communication within the team; the issue of monitoring efficiency and maintaining discipline is acute. It is also important to ensure the security of devices used by employees: this will prevent data leakage.

Jamf, a solution for large and small businesses from ASBC, will help to build business processes in the company.

Transfer employees from offices to apartments without loss

One of the most effective ways for internal optimization of IT resources is the implementation of MDM (Mobile device Management). These are systems that allow the company’s IT support to remotely manage employees’ corporate devices. And not only computers but also tablets, mobile phones, and other equipment that is used for business purposes.

The market leader in MDM solutions is Jamf software from the American developer of the same name. Jamf helps IT companies, hospitals, schools, government agencies, and other organizations connect and manage devices remotely. With the Jamf platform, you can automatically set up and personalize your MacBook the first time you turn it on. As well as continuously manage it throughout its service life and quickly respond to cyber attacks.

6 reasons to choose Jamf

  • Instant installation of applications without a visit to the office. Your employee will immediately be able to start working, as the administrator will remotely prepare his computer: download the necessary programs and provide access.
  • Timely update. As soon as a new version of the operating system is released, it will immediately be available on all corporate devices of the company.
  • Automatic inventory of all devices connected to the system. Special smart groups track all important changes in the computer-user connection. Including the release of software updates, the expiration of the warranty, disk encryption, and even password data: is it complex enough and when was it last changed. This information is collected in one click.
  • Vulnerability detection. For example, a software developer has announced that all but the latest version contains a vulnerability. Companies need to find out as quickly as possible which computers are running dangerous versions and urgently update them. With Jamf, it’s easy: the system will show how many devices with discredited versions you have, where they are located, and who owns them. And then the information security department will start the process of forcing the program update.
  • Purchasing and deploying applications in bulk. Jamf Pro integrates with Apple Business Manager, a tool for the remote management of Apple devices. Therefore, you can easily assign apps to users or devices without using an Apple ID. Install apps from the App Store, B2B App Store, or in-house store. And if necessary, your employees will be able to request application licenses for reuse on another device.
  • Remote erasure of data in case of force majeure. MacOS is one of the most secure operating systems in the world. And in tandem with Jamf, your data is in maximum security. Even if an employee’s computer is stolen or lost, your support engineer can remotely format the device.

MacBook protects your business

M1 Pro or M1 Max chips are the best choices in terms of quality, security level, and price for the IT segment. These computers are powerful and reliable. They allow you to control Apple devices at scale. They also have a high residual value and protect sensitive data.

Since remote work is gaining popularity, companies are forced to introduce new digital solutions to organize remote jobs. And they can be the target of hackers. It is also worth remembering that a leak can occur unintentionally: due to the imprudent behavior of users on the Internet. To minimize this risk, Apple equips MacBooks with security features. They work on several levels at once.

  • MacOS is a master at detecting and defending against threats. To do this, XProtect is built into the computer – an anti-virus system that detects and removes malware. It works invisibly for the user and does not affect the performance of the computer. Another built-in technology is Gatekeeper. It prevents the app from running if it hasn’t passed Apple’s security review or hasn’t been signed by a registered developer. The programs themselves, when first opened, run in an isolated environment (“sandbox”) and do not have access to important system settings.
  • The FileVault 2 data encryption system encrypts the information on the boot disk and prevents unauthorized access to it.
  • Apple collects minimal data. Many tech giants make money by selling information about their users to other firms. But not Apple: the company collects only the data that is necessary for the correct operation of its own services and transaction processing. This may include contact information, device and account information, and payment information, depending on how you interact with Apple. All information is stored in encrypted form and is not transferred to third parties.
  • A large amount of data is processed directly on the device. Apple independently develops both hardware and software for its technology. It optimally complements each other in terms of security and allows you to process transactions without contacting the server. For example, the Siri voice assistant is not tied to an Apple ID and does not share information with Apple or other companies. Requests are processed right on the device using the Neural Engine.

 Security features are already built into macOS. The MacBook comes with the Safari browser, which warns of potentially dangerous pages and prevents brokers and advertisers from identifying users or tracking their behavior. By default, Safari has Tracking Prevention enabled, which hides the IP address from trackers.

Employees of companies often connect to the corporate network from different points. To protect data during this time, macOS provides standard network protocols that provide authentication, authorization, and encryption. macOS supports WPA2 Enterprise, App Transport Security, Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocols, and also VPN. It also has a built-in firewall to protect your Mac from network access and denial-of-service attacks.

Briefly about the main

MacBook Pro on M 1 Pro and M 1 Max chips together with Jamf is the best combination of product and service. Especially for businesses that practice hybrid or remote work formats. Mac provides amazing productivity for your team and protects the data stored on your computer.

With the help of MDM solutions, MacBooks and other Apple devices are easy to connect and configure, as well as protect the information stored on devices. By connecting Jamf, your support team will be able to manage devices automatically and remotely. That’s why the Mac is so popular in the business environment.

Don’t take my word for it – try it yourself

See the benefits of JAMF in your office. ASBC offers testing to help you understand the possibilities this MDM solution opens up. Employees of the company will tell you about the features of JAMF, help you choose the right type of license, and implement the software in your business. It’s completely free during the trial period.

Learn more from ASBC managers – (+995) 32 223 53 23

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