JumpCloud Prepares Apple Admins for macOS Big Sur

Written by Leia Schultz on October 1, 2020

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JumpCloud® offers a number of resources to help IT administrators preparing for the Apple® macOS® Big Sur release. Any IT teams managing Mac® devices should prioritize getting an Apple MDM in place before Big Sur’s release later in 2020.

Anticipating Big Sur’s major, organization-impacting updates, JumpCloud, an Apple MDM, aims to help Mac admins continue to seamlessly manage and secure end user macOS devices, pre- and post-Big Sur, alongside their Windows® and Linux® devices from a single directory platform. 

How is JumpCloud Helping Admins Be Big Sur Ready? 

Ahead of macOS Big Sur’s release, JumpCloud is helping Mac admins get ready for their transition to support end users on computers running Big Sur with a number of resources:

“We know how much work goes into preparing to support new OS updates and wanted to help IT admins be as prepared as possible for Big Sur,” Reed said. “For our platform, we’ve been rigorously testing and working with developer beta versions for months to ensure compatibility.”

The JumpCloud Directory Platform offers a single solution for IT administrators who need a comprehensive technology to manage devices, user identities, and resource access. JumpCloud support across Mac, Windows, and Linux devices includes multi-factor authentication, cross-OS configurations (policies), commands, and more.

“According to Frost and Sullivan, the total Apple enterprise management market will more than double by 2024 to $23.4 billion,” Chambers said. “Analysts suggest that we are still in early stages of widespread enterprise adoption of Macs, and Big Sur will help spark growth as Apple continues to consumerize IT and ease of use. JumpCloud can help IT admins as they adjust to Big Sur and manage Mac devices within it.”

New to JumpCloud? 

JumpCloud reimagines directory services to transform how IT gives employees secure and easy access to technology. The rise of the cloud, web apps, and remote work made it hard for IT to secure employees while supporting their need to work however and wherever they want: As a result IT teams have wrestled with an increasing number of identity, access, and device management products as they try to recreate what Microsoft Active Directory® achieved in a Windows-centric, on-premises-only world.

The JumpCloud Directory Platform is a modern solution to securely manage and connect users to IT resources regardless of platform, provider, protocol, or location. With JumpCloud, organizations increase employee productivity and protect identities, while enabling convenient connection.

Get started with a JumpCloud Free account with up to 10 users and 10 devices, and free premium chat support for your first 10 days on the platform.

Leia Schultz

Leia is a product marketing manager at JumpCloud who focuses on the insights and device management products in the Directory Platform. A native Boulderite, she can be found frequenting local breweries, OZO coffee shops, and hot sauce suppliers, and enjoys seasonal outdoor activities like camping, biking, and skiing (which are all better when partnered with beer, coffee, and hot sauce).

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