iOS and the new IT.

Progressive IT organisations everywhere are prioritising productivity by empowering employees with iPad and iPhone. Because it’s easy to manage iOS devices on corporate networks, IT can focus on what’s most important — enabling users and driving innovation.

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With all the comprehensive tools that only iOS provides, IT organisations have everything they need to deploy apps, secure devices and manage data with a user‑centric approach.


Secure by design.

iOS devices are secure straight out of the box and deliver a great user experience. This is possible because Apple makes the hardware, software and services that power all iOS devices — ensuring every element is built with security in mind.

Built in, not bolted on.

Advanced features in iOS protect the entire system and all apps on the device, seamlessly encrypting corporate and personal data. iOS has a secure boot process from the moment a device is turned on. Regular software updates protect iOS from any emerging security concerns. Safeguards ensure that both third-party and in-house apps access data only in ways that are authorised. And iOS devices connect to corporate networks smoothly and securely to protect data during transmission.

Freedom to work.

Effective security involves setting the right level of restrictions without impacting productivity. By personalising devices with their own apps and content, users take greater ownership and responsibility. The iOS management framework offers smart ways to manage corporate data and apps discretely, seamlessly separating work and personal data. As a result, IT retains control of business resources, and personal data remains private for the user.

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iOS features that secure the system, apps and data:

  • Initiate software updates via MDM
  • App trust security
  • System software authorisation
  • Touch ID and device pass codes
  • App entitlements
  • App extensions
  • File-level data protection
  • Encryption
  • Key classes
  • Per app VPN
  • Single sign-on

iOS features that enable users to be productive:

  • Mail
  • Contacts
  • Calendar
  • Notes
  • Reminders
  • Siri and Dictation
  • Maps
  • Messages
  • Safari
  • FaceTime
  • iBooks Store
  • App Store
  • iCloud

iOS Security paper

Learn about advanced security features for iOS devices.

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Management that doesn’t get in the way.

iOS has a built-in management framework that’s both powerful and scalable, making it easy for IT to manage corporate data. And employees still have the freedom and flexibility to use their iOS devices the way they expect — enabling productivity for all.

Manage data without containers.

iOS removes the need for containers and dual workspaces that frustrate users and hinder productivity. The native management framework provided in iOS effortlessly manages data flow between apps. Per-app VPN ensures separate network pathways for personal and corporate data, while managed open-in prevents corporate attachments from being saved to personal apps or cloud services. From a user’s perspective, it’s seamless. And because corporate accounts, apps and content installed via MDM can be managed by iOS, IT has the ability to remove or upgrade them without impacting personal data.

A better BYOD experience.

In the world of new IT, user-owned devices can coexist seamlessly with corporate devices. MDM keeps business resources separate from employee personal data and apps, safeguarding user privacy while protecting corporate data. By opting into MDM, users can access services like Wi‑Fi, email and calendars, and view what is being managed. When no longer needed, users have the option to opt out at any time by removing the profile from the device.

iOS features for managing work and personal data:

  • Managed AirDrop
  • Managed screen recordings
  • Managed apps, books, domains
  • Managed accounts
  • Managed Open In
  • Managed document providers
  • Managed keyboards
  • Managed actions
  • Managed widgets
  • Managed shared sheets
  • Managed photo editing

iOS features for supporting user-owned devices:

  • Opt-in enrolment
  • Over-the-air configuration
  • Managed apps, books, domains
  • Managed accounts
  • Managed extensions
  • MDM user interface for greater transparency
  • Selective wipe of corporate accounts, apps and documents

Managed App Configuration

iOS provides a native framework that MDM solutions can use to configure apps even after they’ve been deployed. With Managed App Configuration, employees can start using apps straightaway and IT can rest assured that data within apps is handled properly.

A standard approach to configuring apps.

Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution providers have established a standard schema that all developers can use to support Managed App Configuration.

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Managing iOS Devices and Data

Learn more about iOS device and data management.

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Streamline deployment at any scale.

It’s never been easier to get users fully set up and running in minutes. With iOS and Apple programmes, organisations can deploy devices and content with greater flexibility and control. Both IT and users benefit from streamlined setup, while built-in support for key technologies enables IT to quickly integrate iOS devices into an existing infrastructure.

Fully automated setup for company devices.

With the Device Enrolment Programme (DEP), IT can automate enrolment in a third-party MDM solution, enabling zero-touch configuration on iPad and iPhone. Once a device is wirelessly supervised, additional controls like global proxy and always-on VPN can be enabled.

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App distribution made simple.

IT can empower every line of business to be even more productive by giving employees the apps they need. The Volume Purchase Programme (VPP) makes it easy to find, buy and distribute or assign apps from the App Store to your users. With iOS 10, businesses can now assign and distribute apps directly to devices without the need for an Apple ID. And VPP apps can be assigned to users or devices in any country where the app is available.

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iOS features for managing corporate-owned devices:

  • Enrolment optimisation
  • Streamlined setup with DEP
  • Lockable MDM, supervised mode
  • Global proxy
  • Always-on VPN
  • Advanced content filtering
  • Extensive device queries with full remote wipe
  • Manage Home screen layout

iOS features for managing apps and content:

  • Device-based app distribution
  • Multinational support for VPP
  • Enterprise app trust improvements
  • Network usage rules
  • VPP managed app distribution
  • Over-the-air in-house app distribution
  • App configuration
  • Caching Server for optimised delivery
  • Auto-install apps on supervised devices
  • Show/hide specific apps on the Home screen
  • Per-app notifications

iOS Deployment Overview

This document offers important considerations for getting the most out of your iOS deployment.

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iOS Deployment Reference

Use this reference guide to deploy and manage iOS devices in large-scale organisations.

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