What is Apple’s MDM Solution?

  • August 8, 2019

What is Apple MDM?

Apple MDM is a cloud-based device management solution to streamline device deployment, enrollment, security and collaboration for iOS devices such as iPads and iPhones. Apple MDM solutions are available for iPads, iPhones and macOS devices used for business or education. These devices can be corporate-owned, corporate-shared or employee-owned. With the Apple MDM solution, enterprises can manage their company-owned Apple devices as well as BYO (Bring your own) devices. Using an MDM for Apple devices, company IT can enforce security policies and distribute applications and content irrespective of device location.

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How to get started with Apple MDM?

To start managing Apple devices for work, IT admins need to use Apple DEP (Device Enrollment Program) within the Apple Business Manager. Devices purchased from Apple, authorized reseller or authorized carrier can be added in Apple DEP. For devices purchased from other sources, IT needs to manually supervise devices using Apple Configurator 2.

Once the devices are supervised, they can be enrolled in Scalefusion Apple iOS MDM.

iOS as well as macOS devices can be enrolled into Scalefusion iOS MDM using Apple Business Manager.

Learn More:
Apple Business Manager: All That You Need to Know
How to Manage Apps on macOS Devices
How to Manage Corporate-Owned Apple Devices with Scalefusion
Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP): A Beginner’s Guide

What can IT do with Apple MDM Solution?

Using Scalefusion Apple iOS MDM, IT admins can effectively enroll, deploy and manage iPads and iPhones in an enterprise environment. IT admins can leverage a variety of capabilities of Scalefusion Apple MDM solution and do the following tasks:

  • Simplify bulk enrollment & policy application out of the box
  • Apply comprehensive policies
  • Push email and exchange settings
  • Whitelist and blacklist applications
  • Whitelist and blacklist websites
  • Publish enterprise applications
  • Push network configurations and security settings
  • Remotely cast device screens to troubleshoot issues with an ITSM tool
  • Communicate over the air with encrypted messaging & VoIP calling
  • Configure the device to run in a single-app mode
  • Publish content and presentations on devices
  • Schedule recurring tasks such as reboot, lock/unlock and dynamic policy application
  • Schedule alerts for battery compliance and data usage compliance
  • Manage BYO devices without compromising on user privacy

What can IT do with Apple macOS MDM?

By using Apple Mac Device Management IT admin can:

  • Enroll bulk devices and apply policies out of the box with Apple DEP
  • Allow or restrict applications, set app preferences
  • Whitelist websites and enforce content filters
  • Apple curfews to limit device usage
  • Restrict media and sharing
  • Configure email and exchange settings
  • Manage employee-owned devices without compromising on user privacy

Manage Apple devices easily with Scalefusion Apple MDM solution that accelerates the employee’s productivity while making use of the versatile capabilities of Apple devices.

Thousands of businesses rely upon Scalefusion for managing their mobile device, desktops, laptops and other endpoints

Renuka Shahane is a Sr. Content Writer at Scalefusion. An engineering graduate, an Apple junkie and an avid reader, she has a 5+ years of experience in content creation, content strategy and PR for technology and web based startups.
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