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Acronis teams with Jamf to secure the Apple-centric enterprise

Because the Mac safety journey turns into ever more difficult, there’s recent exercise within the Mac safety and enterprise infrastructure area: Acronis Cyber Shield Cloud now integrates with main enterprise administration platform Jamf.

Acronis and Jamf: Higher collectively

That’s a big step ahead when it comes to higher native Mac assist from Acronis, which has been working to widen its assist for Apple’s platform since at least 2014 when it launched Mac assist for Acronis Entry. It’s additionally a big indicator that regardless of the existence of some hold-outs, most enterprises now acknowledge that the way forward for work is distant.

The newest iteration of Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud integrates with Jamf and is the primary Apple integration from Acronis. The concept is that Managed Service Suppliers (MSP’s) will have the ability to remotely deploy Acronis’s backup, restoration, safety, and endpoint safety utilizing native Jamf instruments and workflows.

“The Acronis Cyber Shield Cloud integration is tailored for MSPs that handle macOS units on the Jamf platform, serving to to ascertain our credibility and affect on the earth of Apple,” Jan-Jaap “JJ” Jager, board advisor and chief income officer at Acronis, said in a statement.

The corporate notes that greater than half (55%) of all small and medium-sized companies are Mac pleasant, which implies there’s a rising want for instruments of this nature. The assist works on each Intel and M1 Macs and is suitable with Jamf’s personal safety options.

Apple within the (safe) enterprise

“We all know we’re higher collectively as companions, and we labored cooperatively with Jamf to create an integration that may be a pure extension of the Jamf Professional platform and makes use of workflows which can be intuitive to Jamf customers,” stated Jager. “This integration creates important worth for macOS admins.”

“We’re thrilled to welcome Acronis Cyber Shield Cloud to true Apple Enterprise Administration for macOS, with this integration that’s now out there on the Jamf Market,” stated Josh Jagdfeld, senior director of accomplice advertising and marketing at Jamf. “This integration makes it attainable to seamlessly and securely work throughout units and platforms. We’re so excited to be bringing these two highly effective platforms collectively.”

The combination makes use of ordinary enrollment and administration strategies for Macs. Meaning service suppliers can select their goal techniques and the answer will routinely deploy Cyber Shield Cloud. They’ll additionally handle a number of Jamf Professional accounts from inside one single Acronis account. There’s an amazing deal extra about implementation and use of the two integrated services out there on-line.

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So, what does Cyber Protect Cloud do?

Cyber Protect Cloud provides full-image and file-level backup and recovery, anti-ransomware, enhanced anti-malware and antivirus capabilities, and a centralized approach to protection management.

The product is designed to provide IT with powerful security protection and monitoring tools. You use it to identify, monitor, and secure attack surfaces that can attract cybercriminals, such as the growing fleet of Macs in the enterprise.

However, most companies use multiple approaches to this, which is why Acronis has made it possible to harmonize both Jamf and its own solutions.

Apple’s software engineering chief, Craig Federighi, recently conceded that Macs aren’t yet as secure as iOS devices. More than 130 different strains of malware have affected as many as 300,000 Macs, he said.

Now, in the great scale of things that may not seem too bad, given there are around 200 million Macs in use globally. But no company wants to be in the small team of hacked Macs. That’s why integrations such as this new one between Acronis and Jamf make sense.

The fast-growing Apple in the enterprise market

The maneuverer comes as activity in the Apple/enterprise space flows at an increasingly rapid rate. Addigy recently reached a remote tech support deal with Splashtop; Mosyle now provides Screen View for distant admins; and Jamf just lately up to date its Setup and Reset choices to make it simpler to handle and deploy shared iOS units in class and enterprise — together with a brand new Unlock solution that brings iOS biometric safety to Macs.

There’s additionally Appogee and Truce Software program, who now present totally managed iOS deployments for enterprises. As Truce Software program CEO Joe Boyle just lately famous: “It seems like Apple and the enterprise are virtually synonymous right this moment.”

And within the wider enterprise ecosystem we see extra supporting applied sciences being dropped at bear from throughout the area, prompting established names reminiscent of ArcGIS, SAP, IBM, Deloitte, Cisco, and others to ramp up out there apps and providers for Apple’s platforms.

Apple acknowledges its rising attain into enterprise IT. The corporate launched a variety of tangible enhancements to its offer to the sector at WWDC 21, reflecting its embrace of partnerships in an attempt to empower use in the enterprise.

“We’ve put [a lot] into the operating systems to make that process of bringing these devices into the office or now taking them back out to your house, but doing work on them as easy as possible for IT,” said Jeremy Butcher, Apple’s enterprise and training product supervisor, in 2020.

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