7th September, 2023
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It's 2023, and automation has penetrated every nook and corner of the tech ecosystem. Be it may, there are still a lot of redundant IT tasks that haven’t seen any sort of automation or optimization capabilities.
Managing devices with MDMs for 100s and even 1000s of users can become cumbersome. Tasks such as enrolling users to a device & group, enabling SSO device authentication, device locking, and application management i.e. provisioning & deprovisioning, are all critical but time-consuming.
This is where Zluri comes into play. With Zluri + Jamf, you get 360 device and application management. On top of this, you can control & automate hardware and software management tasks from one place. Let’s dive deep into how this works.
Zluri + Jamf helps organizations with
Auto-locking users and deleting users from the device
Register devices and enroll users
Running install/update scripts on devices
Monitoring installed software usage and licenses
Jamf MDM is a mobile device management (MDM) solution for Apple devices. It allows organizations to manage and secure their Apple devices, including iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple TVs.
Jamf MDM is a cloud-based solution that can be used to manage devices from anywhere. It is also scalable, so it can be used to manage devices for organizations of any size.
Jamf MDM can be used to:
Deploy and configure devices
Manage apps and content
Apply security policies
Track and report on device usage
Remotely wipe or lock devices
Approve or deny app installations
Manage user accounts
With Zluri, you can automate the onboarding & offboarding of users with the no-code playbooks, which seamlessly enables accurate provisioning and deprovisioning of users. This 360-degree onboarding and offboarding help with deep and multi-level provisioning across 200+ cloud applications.
Zluri + Jamf helps manage software and hardware management IT tasks from one single dashboard. Let’s look at the existing challenges and how Zluri + Jamf solves them.
Offboarding of users from apps and device
How often have we seen the news on ex-employees misusing company resources, leaking data, replicating patents, etc. In a survey by beyondidentity.com, 83% of respondents of 903 employees from the US and UK said they still had access to the digital assets of their previous employer.
So, once the employee moves on from the organization, how do you ensure the users are thoroughly offboarded from the device and all the cloud/locally installed applications?
With Zluri + Jamf, you can easily set up offboarding user/device workflows. For example, once the user is deleted from the IDP, an auto-trigger to lock the device can be initiated.
Zluri’s workflows are seamless, and here’s another example. Once the user is deleted from IDP, the workflow can be set up in a way where, once the IDP is deleted, the user will be deprovisioned from all applications.
Registering devices for an organization & enrolling users
Organizations usually bulk order devices that employees will use as and when they join. Some departments within the org could hire more aggressively than the rest, so allocating devices between departments must be streamlined.
How do you register the device to the org?
How do you smart-enroll devices based on departments?
With Zluri + Jamf, you can easily enroll devices to the org and users to specific devices. As Zluri seamlessly integrates with Jamf, you can create and auto-trigger enrollment workflows on JamF.
For example, as and when devices are bought, the IMEI numbers are allocated to specific groups. With Zluri + Jamf, you can trigger a workflow to add the device to a group/department.
When an employee joins the org, based on the department, the device will be allocated as per the set workflow(Zluri triggers an action via Jamf where only a specific work email ID is eligible to log into the device).
Running install/update scripts on devices through Zluri
In certain organizations, a list of applications needs to be installed on the user’s device or needs to be manually updated on a periodic basis. In such instances, nudging the users to install or update them is both time-consuming and possibly faulty.
With Zluri + Jamf, you can automate app installation and update processes with the help of scripts. A script is a collection of commands in a file that are to run in sequential order, which are used to automate processes that are often carried out manually.
You can create, update, and delete Scripts via Zluri, which can be run via Jamf on the user’s devices. Firstly, it saves a lot of time and effort as the entire process is automated. Secondly, overcomes faulty configurations and installations.
Monitoring installed software usage and licenses
How do businesses get visibility into locally installed applications, and how do they evaluate the usage metrics? Without software metering and effective license positioning capabilities, it is challenging to understand to what extent they are being used. In an ideal situation, organizations want to understand two things. How do businesses
Track and monitor software usage?
Evaluate ELP for business software?
With Zluri + Jamf, you can silently deploy agents into the user’s device. Once the agent is silently deployed, you can auto-authenticate without any manual intervention from the user. By doing so, Zluri helps you to measure individual utilization of licenses with Software metering, which tracks and monitors software usage on the user’s device.
(In the above image, you can find the applications sourced from MacOS Agent via Jamf. Understand usage and activity based on users specific to applications.)
On the other hand, you can reconcile usage against what you’re licensed for with Effective License Position to optimize your spending on licenses. Basically, you can lean stack your licenses based on usage. And here’s what stands out: You can manage it all from one dashboard. If you want to watch Zluri + Jamf Demo in action, access this link, zero-touch on/off-boarding for devices & applications.
To wrap it up, businesses find automating such device and software management tasks hard without a platform like Zluri that helps set up workflows in no time. Zluri enables you with 360-degree software and hardware management capabilities by seamlessly integrating with an MDM with Jamf. Find out more about the integration here.
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