iOS and the new IT.

Progressive IT organizations are prioritizing productivity by empowering employees with iPhone and iPad. Apple makes it easy to manage iOS devices on corporate networks so that IT can focus on what’s most important — helping employees transform the way they work.

Corporate data protected, without the container.

iOS 8 management tools go even further to control corporate data while protecting and preserving the user’s personal data. Now IT can say goodbye to frustrating third-party containers and support the native iOS experience with confidence.
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Managed data flow.

Third-party mobile device management (MDM) solutions can build on the native management framework provided in iOS to manage the data flow between apps. This ensures that corporate data doesn't leak out to a user's personal apps and cloud services. Managed accounts and apps provide the foundation for keeping data secure without forcing employees to use clunky containers or workspaces.

All things managed.

Even the new extensibility features in iOS 8 like document providers and custom keyboards honor these managed data flow policies. Beyond managed accounts and apps, iOS 8 also provides new capabilities to manage and distribute books created in iBooks Author, PDF, and ePub formats. Safari domains can also be managed. Any document downloaded from a Safari domain is treated as a corporate managed asset, and all the data flow policies are enforced.

Features of iOS used to manage work and personal data:

  • Managed apps
  • Managed accounts
  • Managed open-in
  • Managed books new
  • Managed document providers new
  • Managed keyboards new
  • Managed Safari domains new
  • Per-app VPN
  • Single sign-on

Security that’s built in, not bolted on.

iOS devices offer enterprise-grade security right out of the box. Because Apple makes the hardware, software, and services that power all iOS devices, every element of the experience is built with security in mind.
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Expanded data protection.

iOS 8 takes security even further by protecting more data in ways that are robust yet seamless for the user. More built-in apps including Calendar, Contacts, Notes, and Reminders use file-level data protection to provide an enhanced level of encryption for all data at rest. This ensures that data stored in these apps are never accessible when the device is locked and are encrypted even when a device is compromised.

More secure and more productive.

Security shouldn’t just be about locking down a device or restricting the user. Security should also be productive — giving users confidence to work in a way that’s fluid and trusted. Enhancements to Mail in iOS 8 include support for S/MIME that can be enabled on a per message basis, as well as the ability to flag external email addresses to ensure only trusted colleagues receive sensitive messages. Touch ID is also more powerful than ever, and can be used to authenticate users safely and easily within apps. With iOS 8, security is never a burden for the end user or your IT team.

Features of iOS that secure devices, apps, and data:

  • Secure boot chain
  • System software authorization
  • 256-bit AES hardware encryption
  • Third-party app data protection
  • Touch ID framework new
  • Activation lock
  • Mail address filtering new
  • Per-message S/MIME for Mail new
  • Certificate single sign-on new
  • Data protection for additional built‑in apps new

Fast, simple deployment at any scale.

In today's landscape, it's not enough to secure a device. Users also need to know how IT manages devices and trust that their privacy is protected. With iOS 8, IT teams can offer the freedom of BYOD with the control needed for corporate-owned devices — all with one consistent toolset.
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BYOD without big brother.

iOS 8 offers a redesigned MDM user interface, providing total transparency to users on how MDM features and policies are enforced on their devices. MDM enrollment is also an opt-in process, so employees can bring their own devices to work or decide to remove the MDM relationship at any time. And with managed accounts, apps, and documents in iOS 8, users can be sure that only corporate data is managed while personal data remains intact and untouched by IT.

Complete control for corporate devices.

In addition to supporting employee-owned devices, companies of all sizes are providing iOS devices to their users. iOS 8 provides a broad range of features to ensure total control of corporate-owned devices. With the Device Enrollment Program, devices can be auto-enrolled in MDM and supervised to ensure they never leave the control of IT. Once a device is supervised, additional controls such as global proxy and always-on VPN can be enabled. With iOS 8, IT teams can provide the freedom needed for BYOD and the control needed for corporate-owned devices using one consistent toolset.

Features of iOS for supporting BYOD:

Features of iOS for corporate-owned devices:

  • Opt-in enrollment
  • Over-the-air configuration
  • Managed accounts, apps, and documents
  • Managed books, domains, and extensions
  • MDM user interface for greater transparency
  • Selective wipe of corporate accounts, apps, and documents
  • Device Enrollment Program (DEP)
  • Lockable MDM, supervised mode
  • Global proxy
  • Always-on VPN new
  • Advanced content filtering new
  • Extensive device queries with full remote wipe

Inspiration is the new app standard.

IT can empower every line of business to be more productive by providing employees with the apps they need — whether off-the-shelf or custom apps.

Buy and distribute apps in volume.

The Volume Purchase Program (VPP) for Business makes it easy to buy and deploy apps and books in volume for employees. The program lets companies purchase apps from the App Store and assign them to users while retaining ownership. Participating businesses can even purchase Mac apps from the Mac App Store and books from the iBooks Store — making it easy for organizations to stock up on content that delivers companywide productivity.
Learn more about buying and distributing apps

Unleash the power of custom apps.

IT can make it their business to build game-changing apps for employees. The iOS SDK opens up a world of possibilities for developing native, custom apps for iPhone and iPad with the same tools used by Apple engineers to build iOS. Many organizations use in‑house talent to create innovative apps with the iOS Developer Enterprise Program or outsource app projects to a third-party developer with custom B2B apps.
Learn more about custom apps

Features of iOS for managing apps and content:

  • Volume Purchase Program (VPP)
  • Custom B2B apps
  • iOS Developer Enterprise Program for in‑house apps
  • Free productivity apps from Apple
  • VPP managed app distribution
  • Over-the-air in-house app distribution
  • Managed apps
  • Managed books new
  • App configuration
  • Caching Server for optimized delivery
  • Auto-install of apps on supervised devices