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Absolute Manage 6.7 Supports Zero-Touch Deployment

By: Absolute Team | 12/2/2014

Absolute Software, the leader in cross-platform device management, today announced the release of Absolute Manage 6.7, which offers extended Apple management functionality including zero-touch streamlined enrolment for corporate and BYOD devices as well as MDM for Mac enhancements.

Gartner recently gave Absolute Manage the highest score of 4.7 out of 5 for Cross-Platform Support in its Critical Capabilities for Client Management Tools Report. Absolute Manage has been included by Gartner in its Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) Software Magic Quadrant for two years running.

As Apple technologies for both client and mobile continue to evolve and integrate with enterprise systems and networks, Absolute Manage continues to lead the industry in managing the relationship between users, devices and apps. We help our customers navigate the Apple ecosystem and keep control over their deployments.

Absolute Manage 6.7 offers extended management functionality for iOS and Mac devices that highlight the new management features in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. These features include:

  • Yosemite Compatibility - Absolute Manage is fully compatible with OS X Yosemite, so organizations can plan migrations to that platform. Absolute Manage fully supports Apple’s new code designing framework for distributed apps
  • Zero Touch Deployment - Absolute Manage leverages Apple’s Device Enrollment Program (DEP) to enable a new best practices approach to deployment of new Mac computers. Rather than pushing heavy images, Administrators can now assign Enrollment Profiles at the time they purchase devices, and distribute devices to users in the box. Like DEP on iOS, this process ensures that the out-of-the-box experience for Mac includes the requirement to enroll in management, and as a result receive the apps and configurations appropriate to the assigned user’s role in the organization.
  • MDM for Mac Enhancements - Absolute Manage includes enhancements to the MDM enrollment of Mac computers and related commands
  • InstallEase 2.0 Support - InstallEase allows you to create customized installer software packages for Windows and Mac OS

Absolute Manage allows customers to remotely manage and secure all the mobile devices in their deployments including PC, Mac, Android, iOS, and Windows Phone devices, all from a single console. Absolute Manage 6.7 provides a number of significant features that extend the management of both iOS and Mac devices. Find more information here.