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 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.
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.
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
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