Hardening and compliance options for iPhones and iPads
The company is introducing its first endpoint security solution for IT administrators who oversee fleets of Apple mobile devices. The idea is that the product, Mosyle Hardening and Compliance, ensures that employee devices are protected, compliant and follow the latest cybersecurity benchmarks.
“Over the past several years, Mosyle has extended its reach beyond Apple device management and has merged innovative endpoint security solutions into our platform,” said Alcyr Araujo, Mosyle’s founder and CEO.
Apple’s growth continues to drive expansion
Apple’s expanding place in the enterprise market is generating renewed interest among hackers in undermining enterprise security models in the pursuit of money. Last week, Apple identified and applied protection against the ninth zero-day vulnerability used against iPhones this year.
Araujo believes that Apple’s enterprise adoption is growing rapidly. recently explained: “Enterprise customers continue to expand their Apple fleets in a way that makes us believe that we are only now in the early days of a migration era.”
There are numerous trends driving Apple’s growth. These include the consumerization of ITthe movement towards employee choicefrom Apple security reputation, product reliability Y lower running costs overall. Interestingly, Apple recently revealed that more than half of the Macs it sold in the last quarter were to people new to the platformfurther suggesting the depth of Apple’s renaissance.
Mosyle cites his own research from 2022 to back this up, noting that 81% of employees rely on an iPhone at work and 65% use an iPad device for business. The solution is part of the Moysle Fuse package, which the company introduced in May after its $196 million Series B funding round.
“Larger companies, after listening to employee preferences and learning about the sophisticated business tools offered by Apple and Apple’s specialized endpoint software providers, are beginning to upgrade PCs to Macs, which should continue for the next few years. next years. Ultimately, Macs will become the business leader,” Araujo said.
one thing the transition to remote work what it has really shown is the need to protect endpoints, that once outside of traditional perimeter security protections, the iPhones, iPads and Macs that people use to work at home are vulnerable. At one point during the pandemic, it was shown that home wifi passwords They are not well insured I hope it has changed.
Like the industry, Apple is moving to address this; tools like Passkeys and new Apple APIs like Declarative device management Y Managed device attestation everything should be seen as evidence that you understand the need to make endpoints less vulnerable.
What Mosyle Hardening and Compliance no
Security features at Mosyle Hardening and Compliance include:
- Fully automated device security configuration using pre-built security controls based on leading security benchmarks.
- 24/7 monitoring of all iOS and iPadOS devices against each security control enabled, identifying non-compliant devices and applying the necessary corrective measures.
- Optimization and automation of security auditing and certification tasks, including the provision of logs for controlled devices.
Security, particularly endpoint security, looks set to continue to be a big differentiator among device management solutions for Apple. The industry already seems divided between three main focuses:
- Cross-platform solutions that may not prioritize the Apple experience over other platforms.
- More traditional, pure MDM options where security is provided through third-party solutions and partnerships.
- Evolving suites of integrated management tools that combine sophisticated device management with endpoint protection.
Such is the vitality of this space that it is predictable that we will see more innovation and more acquisitions it will take place as Apple becomes the dominant platform for the new workplace.
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