Kandji adds new device management capabilities, including declarative device management for passcode policies

Kandji has announced several new innovations to its Device Harmony platform. These new features are intended to help businesses keep their Apple devices safe and productive by making it easier for them to manage and protect their devices.

Declarative device management

Kandji’s Device Harmony platform now includes Declarative Device Management, an industry first for active management on supervised devices. Declarative device management allows enterprises to apply configurations faster and receive real-time data from their devices. This update changes the passcode policies for iOS and iPadOS so that they are enforced using configuration statements instead of legacy configuration profiles.

Track Lost iOS Devices

Kandji’s platform now also includes Lost Mode, which allows businesses to track lost iPhone and iPad devices. This feature requires no iCloud, location services, or any action from the device user, making it easy for businesses to locate lost devices and protect their data. Lost Mode builds on the capabilities provided by the Apple MDM framework by adding additional automations. For example, it will alert the administrator if the lost device moves more than 50 meters and automatically activate Lost Mode in the event of a reboot. These and other features make Lost Mode a valuable addition for businesses that rely on iPhone and iPad devices. .

User attributes in assignment rules

Kandji now also offers advanced flexibility for administrators with user attributes in assignment rules. This feature allows administrators to use attributes such as departments, user groups, or job titles, as defined by their IdP, to determine if a Blueprint should be applied to a specific device. This additional level of customization allows a single Blueprint to be tailored to the needs of different users in an organization, reducing the number of Blueprints that need to be maintained. This can save administrators time and effort, allowing them to focus on other tasks.

New security enhancements

Kandji also announced several new integrations with third-party services to improve the security and productivity of its Device Harmony platform. The first of these is the integration of Okta Device Trust, which is based on Okta Identity Engine. This integration ensures that only managed devices can access apps protected by Okta, helping businesses implement a zero-trust security model. The Kandji integration will also be incorporated into other Okta products, such as its passwordless authentication via FastPass.

Another new integration is Kandji Passport support for Google Workspace. This allows users to sign in to their Mac computers with their Google Workspace credentials, streamlining the sign-in process and providing an extra layer of security. These new integrations bring valuable new capabilities to businesses using Kandji’s Device Harmony platform.

Learn more about what’s new at Kandji in their December webinar.

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