Improving Security Postures, Simplifying Apple System Update Deployments Down to a Single Checkbox

Addigy | 12/16/2022

Securing endpoints is more critical today than ever before, as every IT professional knows. According to Check Point Research, cyberattacks increased globally by 28 percent in Q3 2022 compared to the same period in 2021. Keeping Apple devices up to date can sometimes be challenging for IT administrators, especially those without a robust MDM like Addigy since system updates require device-user interaction. But there’s some good ahead: Addigy has made it even easier to deploy Apple system updates via mobile device management (MDM). 

Giving more control to IT administrators enables them to make better decisions about the Apple devices they’re managing. For instance, IT administrators may not want to deploy a new operating system (OS) or instead may choose to immediately upgrade the devices they manage to the latest OS. Both scenarios offer IT administrators more flexibility and influence over their organizations’ policies.  

Until today, there has never been an Apple device management platform capable of providing such flexible functionality to IT administrators. Addigy’s System Updates via MDM is the first of its kind in the Apple device management space. 

Addigy’s new system update functionality makes it simple for IT administrators to manage Apple system updates for all of Apple’s OSs, including macOS, iOS, iPadOS, and tvOS. It doesn’t matter the type of Apple device under management Addigy’s System Updates via MDM can deploy whatever upgrade, update, or patch is necessary. When combined with Addigy Flex Policies, which automates the assignment of devices to policies, IT administrators have unprecedented control over how, when, and to what version of Apple OS their devices update. 

This functionality gives IT administrators more control in deploying updates amid a time when security vulnerabilities are top of mind. With Apple products becoming increasingly popular in the enterprise, cybercriminals are paying closer attention to exploits in newly released operating systems and Apple products. And Apple’s growth will continue to grow rapidly. To combat this, Apple has been putting more work into security. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), data breaches overall increased by 68 percent from 2020 to 2021. If Apple wants to win over business users, it needs to be able to provide the most secure platform, but it can’t do it alone.

Coupled with Addigy’s Apple device management platform, Apple’s ongoing efforts to improve security and privacy, including the company’s recent decision to encrypt iCloud storage, are strengthening the security postures of businesses throughout the U.S. Along with Apple, Addigy is continuing to focus its efforts on strengthening endpoint security on Apple devices and working to deliver new functionality to IT administrators.

System Updates via MDM is just one of the many updates Addigy has planned for IT administrators in the new year. Have more flexibility and control over system updates by utilizing Addigy’s new functionality today

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