Automatically Assign Apple Devices to Policies with Addigy’s Flex Policies
MIAMI — August 31, 2022 — 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 employees’ macOS, iPadOS, and iOS devices from a single location, has released Flex Policies. Flex is designed to save IT admins even more time by eliminating the tedious and time-consuming task of manually assigning Apple device policies to new or existing devices.
Flex enables IT admins to configure device attributes that describe a set of criteria that will automatically assign the devices meeting that criteria to the appropriate policies. Once configured, Addigy will automatically assign those Apple devices to the policy. With Flex Policies, IT admins can assign a device to multiple policies at once without modifying existing policy structures. Flex compliments the power of the standard Addigy Policy hierarchy in place today.
With Flex, IT admins can also exclude groups or individual machines. Flex enables IT to install a critical system update without interrupting an executive in a high-level meeting. Flex lets your organization’s IT push the system update to everyone in the organization, except for the executive.
Flex also enables IT teams to enhance automated monitoring and remediation. For instance, an admin can create a Flex Policy that identifies any device with FileVault disabled, and have the policy enable FileVault, allowing for fully automated workflows with an easy-to-follow audit trail.
Other use cases for Flex Policies include assigning user group-based policies; deploying advanced conditional software; assigning items to all devices across policies; building custom reports; building small test groups of devices; and migrating settings shared in an organization’s policy hierarchy.
IT admins can use Flex in conjunction with other Addigy tools like Addigy Identity to create workflows. For example, automatically assigning a user to a policy based on what department they belong to allows IT teams to onboard new employees much more quickly.
“Addigy’s Flex Policies is a game-changer for not only IT admins managing Apple devices but also the industry,” said Jason Dettbarn, CEO of Addigy. “By making it easier for IT teams to onboard Apple devices, we’re destigmatizing Apple devices in the workplace. The reality is Apple usage in the workplace is expected to grow over the next several years, and whatever we, as a company, can do to assist IT admins and MSPs with managing these devices is a win for everyone.”
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