Apple® devices work with common corporate security tools and services, ensuring the compliance of devices and the data that resides on them. Each platform supports standard protocols for VPN and secure Wi-Fi to protect network traffic, and securely connect to common enterprise infrastructure.
Apple devices have secure wireless network connectivity built in. iOS®, iPadOS®, and macOS® all provide the built-in security to access those wireless networks, including industry-standard WPA3-Enterprise and 802.1X.
When an Apple device is used on a Cisco network, Fast Lane prioritizes the most critical business apps so that employees have uninterrupted access. And enhanced roaming capabilities ensure that iPhone and iPad remain connected as they travel across access points.
Easily configure Apple devices for secure access to your corporate network through built-in support for VPN. Out of the box, iOS, iPadOS, and macOS support the industry-standard networks IKEv2, Cisco IPsec, and L2TP over IPsec. Apple devices also support VPN On Demand, Always On VPN, and Per App VPN for facilitating connections on a much more granular basis for managed apps or specific domains. Whatever method your business chooses, data in transit is protected.
iPhone®, iPad®, and Mac® work with Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, and other popular email services, like G Suite, for instant access to push email, calendar, contacts, and tasks over an encrypted SSL connection. And Exchange support is built right into the Mail, Calendar, Contacts, and Reminders apps on iPhone and iPad — making it intuitive for employees to perform common tasks such as accepting meeting invitations and finding contacts in the Global Address List.
The Files app in iOS and iPadOS and the Finder in macOS let employees instantly access their third-party cloud services — like Box, Dropbox, OneDrive, Adobe Creative Cloud, and Google Drive — so they have all of their files on all of their devices. The Files app and the Finder also have built-in support for file sharing with SMB and WebDAV, ensuring that employees can access the corporate file servers seamlessly on all their Apple devices.
Apple devices can access directory services for managing identity and other user data, including Active Directory, LDAP, and Open Directory. Some MDM vendors provide tools to integrate their management solutions with Active Directory and LDAP directories — right out of the box. And for organizations using on-premise Active Directory, a first-party Kerberos extension provides password management and Kerberos ticket management for signing in to internal apps and websites.
The latest versions of iOS, iPadOS, and macOS support a new single sign-on (SSO) extension framework, allowing users to sign in to a corporate application once without being asked again for other apps or websites. This feature enables advanced multifactor authentication, supported by participating identity providers, whenever users sign in to a corporate resource. IT teams can also now configure authentication from cloud identity providers during initial enrollment and device setup.
Apple’s partnership with Cisco provides enhanced security and productivity when paired together. Cisco networks provide enhanced security via the Cisco Security Connector and grant priority to business applications on Cisco networks.
Whether you have used Apple for years or you are just beginning to integrate Apple devices into your organization — Jamf and Jamf Pro make management simple, secure and cost effective. IT admins gain peace of mind and users get the experience they want.
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