Apple MDM solution is a unified console that simplifies the bulk deployment and management of various Apple devices such as iPads (iPadOS), iPhones (iOS) and Macs (macOS).
The exponential level of usage of Apple devices in organizations becuase of their inherent security and varied features, make remote iPad management and Apple device management a necessity. Apple MDM solutions or just iPad/iOS MDM solutions provide organizations the means to ensure that corporate or personally-owned can remotely be configured with the required security configurations and enterprise-approved app and content.
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 remote 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 and add it to ManageEngine's Apple MDM solution, Mobile Device Manager Plus.
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). Enrolling iOS, iPadOS and macOS devices using ABM/ASM allows organizations to completely automate the remote device management with the added advantage of mandatory management of 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, ManageEngine's Apple MDM, Mobile Device Manager Plus also supports extensive features for managing devices running macOS. Learn more about Mobile Device Manager Plus' Mac management capabilities.