Addigy Simplifies Apple System Update Deployments Down to a Single Checkbox
MIAMI — February 1, 2023 — Addigy, the only cloud-based, multi-tenant Apple device management software that makes it easy for managed service providers (MSPs) and corporate IT teams to monitor, manage, and secure Apple devices from a single location, has made it even easier to deploy Apple system updates via mobile device management (MDM). Operating System (OS) updates are critical to the health and security of an organization’s equipment and their environment. Addigy is focused on making it simple for IT teams and MSPs to deliver OS updates when their managed networks are ready.
Addigy’s new System Update functionality makes it simple for IT administrators to manage Apple System Updates for macOS, iOS, iPadOS and tvOS for all the devices they manage. When combined with Addigy Flex Policies, which automates the assignment of devices to policies, IT admins have unprecedented control on how, when, and to what version of Apple OS their devices update. With Addigy System Updates, IT administrators can set upgrade rules: always upgrade to the latest (which Addigy recommends), or set a maximum OS version they wish to install.
IT administrators can set the maximum version number of an OS to install, which will allow the device to receive all minor patch versions within the current OS, but not deploy any major OS updates that may have shipped. For instance, if a device is running macOS 12.x, all macOS 12.x.x releases will be installed, however no macOS 13.x Ventura upgrades will be installed. Not only can administrators control which versions of Apple’s OSes are delivered, Addigy allows them to choose from three timing options: nightly at 2 AM UTC (default, automatic), on-demand by admins (manual), and scheduled.
“Addigy’s System Updates via MDM is a first in the Apple device management space,” said Jason Dettbarn, CEO of Addigy. “This new functionality gives techs more control over when they deploy updates amid a time when security vulnerabilities in Apple products are top of mind. With Apple products becoming increasingly popular in the enterprise, cybercriminals are paying closer attention to how they can exploit vulnerabilities in newly released operating systems.”
More than 4,000 organizations across the globe trust Addigy to help their IT teams manage Apple device security, inventory, reporting, mobile device management, policies, and troubleshooting. Addigy is the only cloud-based, multi-tenant Apple device management software that makes it easy for managed service providers and corporate IT teams to monitor and manage employees’ macOS, iPadOS, and iOS devices from a single location, anywhere in the world. Learn more at www.addigy.com.
Christopher Joseph (CJ) Arlotta
CJ Media Solutions for Addigy