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Jamf unveils new technologies for business security

By Zach Thompson
Wed 4 May 2022

Jamf has showcased new technologies it has developed to assist organisations in offering an enterprise secure and straightforward environment for consumers.

The company adds that its new network security capabilities for macOS make it the only provider that manages and secures the Apple-first enterprise.

“Organisations should not have to choose between comprehensive security and exceptional usability in today’s work anywhere environments,” Jamf portfolio strategy vice president Michael Covington says.

“That’s why we are excited to expand on the security capabilities available in the enterprise-secure, consumer-simple platform our customers know and love.

“At Jamf, we are rethinking endpoint security to meet the needs of the modern enterprise. We want organisations to confidently send devices into the world that have good baseline configurations that can detect and stop malware compromise, and that are equipped with preventative measures to block inbound attacks like phishing from impacting worker productivity.”

Jamf’s new functionality includes improvements to Jamf Protect, making the company the only comprehensive endpoint and network security platform built for Apple.

Furthermore, Jamf announced a new set of endpoint protection technologies for macOS to offer all of the tools an organisation needs in a single platform to maintain strong device security hygiene, detect attacks, and prevent malware from compromising endpoints.

In addition, with these new technologies, the company also aims to stop incoming threats before they put users or devices at risk.

Improvements to Jamf Protect include:

Network threat prevention

To address the need for threat prevention on macOS, Jamf announced that it is extending its macOS endpoint protection feature to include threat prevention capabilities that add network-based indicators of compromise into the solution.

Powerful analytics

Jamf explains that its endpoint protection provides comprehensive logging for both endpoint and network security events, allowing InfoSec teams to isolate and remediate detected threats, investigate incidents using data both on the device and from the network, and experience visibility into their environments.

Removable storage

New removable storage controls have been introduced to ensure that sensitive business data is only written to encrypted USB mass media drives, protecting against physical loss and unauthorised data access.

In addition to these improvements, Jamf also announced the launch of Jamf Trust, an intuitive app designed for employees to power workflows associated with Jamf’s security products, such as Jamf Threat Defense, Jamf Safe Internet, Jamf Data Policy, and Jamf Private Access.

Launching across iOS, iPadOS, macOS, Android and Windows this month, Jamf Trust will also allow users access to powerful security capabilities without impacting device performance or productivity.

Another addition is Jamf Safe Internet, which is designed for students and combines content filtering and network threat prevention features that block unsafe content and malicious attacks, including malware and phishing attacks.

The company explains that Jamf Safe Internet is powered by a vast content-filtering database and includes lightweight technology to filter results without invading student privacy and without sacrificing the learning experience that Apple devices provide.

Jamf Safe Internet will be available for macOS and iOS this winter.

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