Microsoft makes it easier for large organizations to manage Mac devices

Last month, Microsoft announced that both Azure Active Directory and Microsoft Intune now supports macOS for device-based conditional access. With this capability, IT Admins can restrict access to Intune-managed macOS devices using device-based conditional access according to their organization’s policies. Intune will enough for small businesses and organizations with less number of Mac devices, however large organizations with thousands of Mac devices will need a better solution for management. Today at Ignite, Microsoft announced a partnership with Jamf, a world leader in management of Mac devices. Over 12,000 organizations, including 20 of the top 25 most valuable global brands are using Jamf to manage Mac devices.

With this partnership, Jamf will offer an automated compliance management solution for Mac devices accessing applications set up with Azure AD authentication. Jamf will provide the information about the management state and health of Mac devices to Microsoft Intune’s device compliance engine, which integrates with Azure AD Conditional Access which allow organizations to identify unmanaged and non-compliant Mac devices and remediate them.

Organizations do not want to allow unprotected Mac devices to access Office 365 and other cloud and on-premises resources. EMS Conditional Access ensures that only trusted users, from compliant devices, using approved apps, are accessing company data.

“We see a growing need from our customers to use a unified cloud-based solution to manage all of their devices, including Mac devices,” said Brad Anderson, corporate vice president, Microsoft Corp. “We recognize this, and are excited to pair Jamf with Intune to provide companies with an integrated, enterprise-ready solution that users love and IT trusts.”

“Companies who enjoy full Mac lifecycle management from Jamf now have the ability to integrate with Intune and secure access to thousands of applications set up with Azure AD authentication,” said Dean Hager, CEO, Jamf.

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