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BeyondTrust and Jamf to enhance Mac endpoint security

BeyondTrust, the intelligent identity and access security provider, has announced its integration with Jamf to enhance Mac endpoint security. 

This collaboration marks a significant step towards strengthening global Mac endpoint security for organisations.

In today's fast-evolving business landscape, the rise of Apple devices within enterprises has made securing endpoints a top priority.

BeyondTrust, with its 20,000+ customers across 100+ countries, joins forces with Jamf, an expert in managing and securing Apple at work and a trusted partner to over 73,500 organisations managing 31 million Apple devices.

At the core of this partnership is integrating BeyondTrust's Privilege Management for Mac with Jamf's new Jamf Cloud Distribution Point (JCDS), including an official API endpoint for uploading packages. 

The combination of BeyondTrust Privilege Management for Mac and Jamf provides combined customers with a reliable method for automated package uploads. This streamlines the deployment of privilege management and application control capabilities across Apple devices, offering organisations enhanced security and productivity.

The integration also features the BeyondTrust Rapid Deployment Tool, a user-friendly solution that empowers organisations to easily onboard distributed macOS endpoints managed by Jamf. It eliminates manual configuration, providing Apple PKG files ready for rapid deployment. 

The tool offers three deployable packages, ensuring seamless setup and consistent management. The Base Platform package deploys settings relevant to Privilege Management for Mac. The Privilege Management Console package configures settings for the Privilege Management for Mac management platform. Lastly, the BeyondInsight package configures settings for the BeyondInsight management platform. 

Jayesh Makwana, Senior Manager, Technical Partnerships, Jamf, says: "We are excited to partner with BeyondTrust on managing Mac endpoints for our joint customers to increase end-user productivity while enforcing IT security policies and protecting their infrastructure."

"This integration equips organisations with the means to achieve and enforce least privilege, removing uncontrolled admin rights while granting just-in-time access to applications. It also enhances security by preventing untrusted applications from executing."

Benefits of the integration include improved access control in which users can dynamically elevate privileges as needed. The integration will also reduce service desk Inquiries, enhance access prompts and contribute to smoother user experiences.

Moreover, streamlined management due to the integrations means easy policy management across Windows and macOS systems through a single interface.

David Manks, VP of Global Strategic Alliances at BeyondTrust, says: "As the adoption of Mac devices continues to grow, the Rapid Deployment Tool and integrated Privilege Management for Mac offer organisations a flexible solution to align with corporate access policies."

"The result is real-time visibility, actionable intelligence, and comprehensive reporting for troubleshooting and proactive policy management."

The BeyondTrust and Jamf integration supports enhanced Mac endpoint security. It aligns with Zero Trust security posture principles by eliminating uncontrolled admin rights and enforcing the least privilege across macOS devices.

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