March 8, 2019

How to Change Your Mac Security Settings On the Go

Apple products such as iPhones, MacBooks, and iPads are gaining in popularity among enterprise businesses. In fact, according to data cited by ComputerWorld.com, “91 percent of organizations are now using Mac and a phenomenal 99 percent are on iPad and iPhone.” While most organizations are not using macOS devices exclusively—there is one Mac user for every ten Windows 10 users—the number of organizations that use both macOS and other operating systems is significant.

Much of this is driven by the familiarity employees have with Macs and the spread of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies. More and more employees are bringing their macOS devices to work and using them for work-oriented tasks.

Given the popularity of macOS devices, it’s necessary for organizations to have the capability to effectively manage security for Macs. Additionally, because many of these macOS devices are mobile devices, it’s necessary to control their security settings remotely.

So, how can the IT security team control Mac security settings while on the go? One way is to use Kandji for macOS.

How Does Kandji Enable Security Setting Changes On the Go?

  1. Administrator Mobile-Accessible Dashboard. Kandji for macOS allows organizations to remotely control their Mac security settings from a single centralized dashboard. This dashboard can be accessed from a web browser on a laptop or tablet computer—allowing admins to check the security status of their entire fleet of Mac computers from virtually anywhere they have an internet connection.
  2. Security Blueprint Change Rollouts. If there’s ever a change in the regulations governing the necessary security settings for Macs being used for a specific role, users can make modifications to the security blueprint for that role. Once changed, the updated blueprint can be automatically rolled out to every Mac that uses it the next time they connect to the internet. So, instead of having to physically bring in every Mac for a security settings update (or clumsily trying to distribute Mac security updates via email), Kandji users can simply update the security blueprint from their browser.
  3. One-Touch Security Setting Control. Many security configuration solutions require custom coding to create and enable (or disable) specific security parameters. Trying to do this on a touchscreen device on the go is tiresome and clunky at the best of times. Kandji for macOS simplifies the enabling or disabling of a security parameter to the tap of a button. With more than 130 different pre-made security parameters to choose from (and new ones being developed), Kandji makes customizing your Mac security on the go incredibly simple.
  4. Mobile Security Alerts. The “Alerts” tab of the Kandji platform allows users to quickly sort through a list of major security events. These events can be sorted by the security parameter governing the event, the computer’s name, the blueprint name, or by the date/time the alert was created. This helps mobile IT managers quickly spot issues with their security settings so they can be remediated ASAP.

Controlling security for Macs should be easy—Kandji for macOS helps simplify your Mac security setting management to make it easier to maintain strong security even while on the go.

Try Kandji for free today. See how it simplifies your management of Mac security settings even while you’re on the go! 

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