Jamf Launches Jamf Protect Enterprise Endpoint Protection Purpose-Built for Mac in Australia and New

30-Sep-2020

Jamf, the standard in Apple Enterprise Management, has announced availability in Australia and New Zealand of Jamf Protect, its enterprise endpoint protection solution built for Mac.

Jam Protect leverages native Apple security tools and on-device analysis of macOS activity to create customised telemetry that gives enterprise security teams unparalleled visibility into their macOS fleet and the ability to respond and block identified threats. At the same time, it monitors for system-wide activity, enabling security teams to take action against Mac-based threats which may otherwise go undetected, all while allowing organisations to embrace new OS functionality.

“The launch of Jamf Protect in the region comes at a time when many businesses have transitioned to a blended workforce with employees working in a blended environment, both from home as well as in the central corporate environment. At the same time, this has created a perfect storm for adversaries to launch attacks against overstretched organisations across many different sectors from healthcare and academia to manufacturing and logistics.
Jamf Protect supports this new workforce in providing a granular view of native macOS security capabilities and an analysis of real-time events, all critical to helping security teams gain visibility into their Apple Mac environment,” says Jamie Davidson, ANZ Regional Sales Manager, JAMF.

Jamf Protect ensures enterprise security while upholding the Apple experience end users crave, along with the ability to:

  • Gain native tool visibility – Gain and extend visibility into macOS built-in security tools like XProtect and Gatekeeper for awareness and improved reporting, compliance and security posture.
  • Attain on-device activity analysis – Receive real-time alerts to analyse activity on the device and choose whether to proactively block, isolate or remediate threats.
  • Secure data control – Collect granular control over what data is collected and where it is sent, including directly into your existing SIEM.
  • Champion end-user experience – Through Jamf Protect’s kextless agent and minimal use of device resources, preserve an end-user experience that keeps employees productive and happy.
  • Support from day-one – Using Apple’s newly-released Endpoint Security Framework, teams can support the latest and most secure macOS experience from the first day a new operating system is available.
  • Proactively Prevent Malware Without Impacting the Apple Experience - Leverages on-device analysis of macOS activity and visibility into Apple security tools to create customised telemetry. This gives enterprise security teams visibility into their macOS fleet and the ability to respond and block identified threats. Users can prevent execution of known macOS malware and quarantine the applications to keep end users safe and gain central visibility of known malware infection attempts.
  • Simplify Compliance with Unified Log Forwarding - The Jamf Protect agent will collect targeted endpoint records from the macOS Unified Log and send it to an organisation’s SIEM. This allows companies that monitor endpoint activity for compliance reasons to gather authentication and other activity tracked by macOS into their system of record.

In addition, Jamf Protect has been issued CIS Benchmarks certification by CIS® (Center for Internet Security, Inc). Organisations that leverage Jamf Protect can now ensure that the configurations of their critical assets align with the CIS Benchmarks consensus-based practice standards.

The latest OAIC Notifiable Data Breaches report for the period January to June 2020 found that breaches continue to occur at a disturbing rate in Australia, up 16 per cent on the same period last year, with malicious attacks accounting for 61% of all notifications suggesting that nefarious activity remains one of the most urgent security agenda items for businesses to address. In New Zealand, CERT NZ experienced a 42% increase in security incident reports during the first six months of 2020, compared to the same period in 2019.

“As COVID-19 has forced many businesses to shift to a remote workforce, it is clear that they need to reform their traditional ways of working,” says Davidson. In reality, cybersecurity is not just a technology problem, it’s also very much a governance problem for many businesses who need to continue to invest in people, process and technology to build a robust cyber safe culture across their business supply chain. An organisation’s robust Mac security posture is required more than ever.
“We’re excited to bring the same Apple expertise to security for Australian and New Zealand businesses that we’ve brought to device management, and continue to fulfill our mission of helping organisations reap the benefits of the Apple environment.”

About Jamf

Jamf, the standard in Apple Enterprise Management, extends the legendary Apple experience people love to businesses, schools and government organisations through its software and the largest online community of IT admins focused exclusively on Apple in the world, Jamf Nation. To learn more, visit: www.jamf.com

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