By Jon Griffin Posted July 11, 2017
In the modern day enterprise landscape, Mac machines are more prevalent than ever. Their massive climb in popularity was a result excellent engineering, user-friendly UI, and unrivaled marketing. With more big companies including Macs in their infrastructure (see IBM, Google, GE), alongside the addition of BYOD policies at work, Macs are in the workplace and here to stay.
But this has caused some difficulty for IT admins when it comes to system/device management. Even though Macs are on the rise, conventional management tools for macOS systems still leave a lot to be desired. Of course, this isn’t ideal for scalability and efficiency of a company, but the problem is greater than that. Having little to no management for Macs in your network is a huge security risk.
The Threat of Breaches for Macs
Macs have a reputation for being more secure than Windows machines, and while this may be relatively true, it does not mean that they are immune to being breached. With the growth in popularity in the office, Macs have become a much more desirable target for hackers. Plus, if a machine is ever lost or stolen, without the ability to remotely manage those credentials or the access the machine has, it can be a huge liability. This issue is part of the reason why we created JumpCloud’s Directory-as-a-Service®. The cloud-based directory is able to manage your Mac machines, as well as Windows and Linux machines, all through the cloud.
Better Control macOS Infrastructure
The security of sensitive information is crucial for the enterprise, and in order to help organizations understand methods that they can use to secure their Macs we created a webinar on the topic. In it, you will learn how you can regain total control over your enterprise’s Macs, all from one centralized cloud directory. You can easily manage all of the user accounts, set the levels of permission each end user gets, manage events, and manage policies for all of the Macs in your organization. In addition, you can learn about some Mac security best practices, like how implementing Multi-factor Authentication and full disk encryption can increase the level of security in macOS.
Watch the webinar Your Macs are a Security Breach Waiting to Happen above.
JumpCloud and Mac Security
If you would like to learn more about how JumpCloud’s unified cloud-directory can aid you in securing your enterprises Macs, drop us a note. We would be happy to answer any questions that you may have. Additionally, if you would like to try out Directory-as-a-Service, you can sign up for a free account. Your first 10 users are free forever, and there’s no credit card required, so there’s no reason not to give it a shot.