JAMF Software, developers of the Casper Suite, a collection of
device management applications for the Apple platform including devices
such as iPhone, iPad and Mac computers, has announced plug-ins for
Windows management systems including Microsoft System Center
Configuration Manager 2012 (SCCM) and Altiris Client Management Suite.
The Casper Suite is the best-of-breed management software for the
entire Apple platform, enabling organizations to confidently manage and
secure devices as they respond to the incredible growth of Apple in the
enterprise. With the release of plug-ins that integrate with the latest
versions of the leading Windows management systems, enterprise
organizations are immediately able to manage the Apple platform by using
the Casper Suite alongside existing infrastructure.
Support for Microsoft SCCM 2012 and Altiris Client Management
In environments where Apple devices are flooding into
traditionally PC-based organizations, IT management is often faced with
the dilemma of settling on a single cross-platform product that has
lesser capabilities for one platform or training administrators to work
with parallel systems that have stronger platform-specific capabilities
but do not allow for centralized reporting.
With JAMF Software's plug-in architecture, the end result is truly
the best of both worlds. IT administrators can use the comprehensive
capabilities of the Casper Suite to manage their Apple devices, while
hardware and software data is synced in real-time to their existing
Windows management solution to ensure that inventory is always
up-to-date for compliance and auditing. By bridging the gap between
systems, plug-ins allow organizations to use the best tool for the job
on both the Windows and Apple platforms while providing a seamless
experience for end users without compromising on quality.
"We are increasingly hearing from enterprise organizations that
want the best solution to manage growing quantities of Apple devices,"
said Doug Rhoten, Development Manager, Plug-Ins at JAMF Software,
developers of the Casper Suite. "With these plug-ins, they are able to
choose the best-of-breed Casper Suite to manage their Apple devices,
without having to change their existing management infrastructure. The
plug-in architecture and compatibility with leading Windows client
management solutions means that organizations can have full management
capabilities for both platforms, while maintaining a single console for
their inventory and compliance reporting."
JAMF Software joins Microsoft System Center Alliance
JAMF Software also announced membership in the Microsoft System
Center Alliance, an online resource to help partners create solutions
for Microsoft System Center and deliver information about these
solutions to customers and channel partners. Customers and partners can
immediately access information about JAMF Software's SCCM Plug-In by
accessing the Microsoft System Center alliance portal.
For additional information about JSS plug-ins and using the Casper
Suite for iOS and OS X device management, please visit the JAMF Software
About JAMF Software
JAMF Software, founded in 2002 and headquartered in Minneapolis,
MN, is the creator of the Casper Suite, the only suite of Mac OS X and
iOS management software developed exclusively for the Apple platform. As
the best-of-breed management solution, the Casper Suite provides a great
breadth and depth of functionality for IT administrators including
software distribution, imaging, inventory, package building, image
management, remote updates, mobile device management, and a powerful
framework for automated support.
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