Apple MDM solutions allow organizations to better leverage devices such as iPads, iPhones and Macs which have started finding exponential level of usage in organizations due to their varied functionalities and inherent security. Apple MDM solutions or just iPad/iOS MDM solutions can simplify bulk deployments of iPads and iPhone in organizations while providing the means to secure corporate data stored on these devices
Most mobile device management solutions have the capabilities to double up as an Apple MDM solution and handle iPad management and iOS device management along with managing Android, Windows and Chrome devices. ManageEngine's Mobile Device Manager Plus is one such iOS/iPad management software that lets you manage all Apple devices such as iPhones, iPads, Macs, Apple TVs and even Apple iPods. Let us look at the varied features provided by MDM for Apple device management:
One of the pre-requisites for iPad/iOS device management using an iPad/iOS device manager is creating an APNs certificate. This certificate is required to secure the communication with Apple Push Notification service. Learn how to create an APNs certificate.
Next, the iPads/iOS devices can be enrolled into Mobile Device Manager Plus using Apple Business Manager(ABM) or Apple School Manager (if you're an educational institution). Enrollment using ABM/ASM is completely automated and also has the added advantage of mandating management on devices.
Once the devices are successfully enrolled, create Groups based on departments and automate the distribution of security policies, apps and documents. Organizations can also lock down iPhones/iPads into Kiosk Mode and configure policies to manage OS updates.
Lost and stolen devices can also be remotely located, locked and wiped to ensure complete data security and prevent unauthorised data access with Lost Mode.
In addition to the iPad device management capabilities, Mobile Device Manager Plus also supports extensive features for managing devices running macOS. Learn more about Mobile Device Manager Plus' Mac management capabilities.