macOS devices are often used in organizations to allow employees to perform their work tasks, so IT admins need to manage these devices withMDM for macOS.MDM for MacEUSoftware MDM para Macallowing IT administrators to register, assign andmanage macOS(including OS X) used by your organization, distribute apps and content to those devices, and apply security policies and restrictions to them. ManageEngine Mobile Device Manager Plus is a comprehensive solutionMDMsolution that makes it possiblemanage macbooks, in addition to facilitating the managementiOS, tvOS, Android, Chrome and Windows. Using Mobile Device Manager Plus asMac MDM Solutionallows administrators to manage devices across multiple platforms from a single console.
How to manage macOS (and OS X) machines with macOS MDM?
ManageEngine's Mobile Device Manager Plus (MDM) is freeMac MDM Solutionsupports the following macOS machine management features:
Register non-MDM devices for MacBook
The ManageEngine MDM solution for MacBook allows administrators to automatedevice registrationdeploying macOS devices without user intervention. This Mac device manager also makes it easy for IT admins to:
- Register machines that are already deployed:
Enrollment is the first step in managing your Mac devices. macOS machines that are in use prior to setting up ME MDM can be enrolled in MDM. Entries can be made throughinvitationswhen managing machines in your inventory. For personal computers owned by employees, usingself registrationit's perfect. The enrollment URL can be accessed on a Mac that needs to be managed by macOS MDM solutions.MDM compatible for macOS 10.7 and later.
- Inscreva-se no Apple Business Manager:
Apple Business Managerintegrates with Mac device management solutions for easy out-of-the-box deployment, thus simplifying the first step in managing your Mac devices. New machines can be enrolled and managed with Mac MDM solutions before being handed over to employees.Sustainedand MDMfor macOS 10.9 and later.
- Automate creation of local administrator accounts on Macs:
When registering through Apple Business Manager,local administrator accountcan be created on Mac computers to simplify device maintenance, configure system applications, add/remove user accounts and troubleshoot problems.MDM compatible for macOS 10.11 and later.
Associate profiles with devices using MDM for OS X
Administrators can associate security settings and policies with a fileprofile managementfeatures of macOS MDM solutions
- Access code:
Protect managed machines and data by setting password policy parameters.Sustainedand MDMfor macOS 10.7 and later.
- Device limitations:
If your organization's security policy prevents users from installing unapproved apps, you can restrict this with ME MDM. You can also apply restrictions related to device functionality, security, location settings, etc.Sustainedand MDMfor macOS 10.8 and later.
- WiFi Configuration:
You can configure Wi-Fi and proxy settings for managed computers. You can also prevent computers from connecting to unapproved Wi-Fi networks (or networks not configured by macOS MDM) by setting up Restrictions.Sustainedand MDMfor macOS 10.7 and later.
- VPN Configuration:
VPN and proxy settings can be configured using Mac device management solutions. To learn more about VPN types supported by MDM for Mac,Click here.Sustainedand MDMfor macOS 10.7 and later.
- App VPN:
Configure a VPN connection for specific business applications and protect corporate data.Sustainedand MDMfor macOS 10.7 and later.
- Web Content Filter:
Configure application and network traffic management plug-ins.MDM compatible for macOS 10.15 and later.
- App Notifications:
Enable or disable alerts and critical notifications for specific apps, and limit the display of notifications on the device's lock screen to avoid exposing sensitive data. Configure persistent notifications to ensure that users recognize important notifications.MDM compatible for macOS 10.15 and later.(Video) Migrate MacOS devices to Intune
- FileVault Encryption:
Data stored on all managed Macs can be protected by encrypting them on a single console using FileVault encryption.Sustainedand MDMfor macOS 10.9 and later.
Protect your Mac devices from online threats by setting up a firewall, restricting incoming Internet connections, and blocking or allowing certain apps to receive incoming network connections.
Set up AirPrint to print documents, images, etc. wirelessly via Wi-Fi from your Mac to AirPrint compatible printers or unsupported shared printers without installing any additional apps on your device.Sustainedand MDMfor macOS 10.7 and later.
- Proxy HTTP Global:
Ensure data security and protect corporate and personal data on managed Macs by configuring a global HTTP proxy and routing all HTTP traffic through a specific proxy.Sustainedand MDMfor macOS 10.7 and later.
- Certificate Policy:
Distribute CA certificates to managed computers to secure and verify network communications.Sustainedand MDMfor macOS 10.7 and later.
- Simple Registry Certificate Protocol (SCEP):
For large organizations where manually distributing certificates is a chore, SCEP can be configured for scalable and streamlined distribution of unique client certificates.Sustainedand MDMfor macOS 10.7 and later.
- Linking AD Resources:
Traditionally, linking Mac computers to an organization's Active Directory (AD) has been a tedious task that requires manual intervention by an IT administrator. With an MDM solution, an administrator can configure an AD resource linking policy to remotely link managed Macs to AD without any manual administrator or user intervention.Sustainedand MDMfor macOS 10.9 and later.(Video) iOS and macOS Management - How to setup Apple Business Manager with Intune
- AD Certificate Policy:
Simplify mass certificate distribution by leveraging Active Directory and ensuring all devices have the necessary certificates for secure access to company resources.
- Lock password/recovery firmware:
The recovery/firmware lock password is a security feature that prevents the device from booting from an internal or external drive other than the default boot drive. This is important to prevent theft of physical devices. This password can be set in bulk on computers using MDM.Sustainedand MDMfor macOS 10.13 and later.
- System extensions:
Configure system extensions to allow kernel and system extensions, including network, driver, and security extensions, and allow access to those extensions.Sustainedand MDMfor macOS 10.13 or later.
Configure Privacy Preference Policy Control (PPPC) in MDM to remotely manage security preferences/permissions such as accessibility, camera, etc. With PPPC, you can allow or restrict permissions required by Mac apps on behalf of users.Sustainedand MDMfor macOS 10.14 or later.
- Custom configuration:
To configure policies that MDM does not currently support, create custom configuration profiles using third-party tools such asapple configuratorLubprofiler.The OS version supported depends on the policy configured in the custom profile.
Secure managed devices with macOS MDM
Mobile Device Manager Plus offers comprehensive supportsecurity managementfor macOS devices running remote commands on managed devices
- Remote verification:
Detailed information about managed computers can be viewed using the remote scan command. You can also get information about installed applications, blocked applications in the list, and restrictions placed on computers.Sustainedand MDMfor macOS 10.7 and later.(Video) Apple Business Manager Walkthrough and Demo - 2022/2023 Update
- remote lock:
The IT administrator can remotely lock down managed machines to increase data security as well as protect any machines that might be lost.Sustainedand MDMfor macOS 10.8 and later.
- Remote shutdown/restart:
Remotely shut down standalone Macs or remotely restart computers to fix issues.Sustainedand MDMfor macOS 10.13 and later.
- Complete cleaning:
Suppose you want to hand over a machine to another employee and all data and settings on the managed machine can be completely deleted. The device will be like new.Sustainedand MDMfor macOS 10.8 and later.
- Company cleaning:
Only company data and settings transferred via MDM can be deleted from managed computers without deleting any personal data.Sustainedand MDMfor macOS 10.7 and later.
- Geographic tracking:
You can download the location of your Mac, which allows you to know the whereabouts of the remote worker at work, as well as protect the device.Sustainedand MDMfor macOS 10.7 and later.
Unlock user account:If a user has forgotten their password on their Mac and has been locked out after a certain number of unsuccessful login attempts, you can unlock the user's account remotely from the console.Sustainedand MDMfor macOS 10.13 and later.
Manage apps with Device Manager for Mac devices
By integrating MDM with the ABM portal, administrators can seamlessly manage app purchases and distribution using location tokens. Location tokens can also help administrators purchase apps for a specific location/department, distribute apps based on the number of licenses they own, and track the number of app licenses purchased. Simplify the installation, update and uninstallation of enterprise applications without user intervention usingapplication managementMac Device Manager Features
- Silent installation of the application:
Applications acquired through ABM can be silently installed on computers managed from the MDM server without user intervention.Sustainedand MDMfor macOS 10.10 and later.
NOTE: Before managing Apple devices with mobile device management (MDM) solutions macOS and OS X, it is mandatory to configure the APNs certificate. To learn more about APNs certificate setup steps for Mac device management tools,Click here.
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