iOS is built with comprehensive security features that protect both corporate data and personal information. By securing all data, iOS raises the level of protection across the device — so everyone benefits. Low-level hardware and firmware features protect against malware and viruses, while high-level OS features allow secure access to information, prevent unauthorized use, and help thwart attacks.
Protection without compromise.
Layers of protection in iOS provide a high level of security while ensuring a high-quality user experience. Many security features are enabled by default, so they require no configuration. Others are established and managed easily, to fit seamlessly into your organization without added complexity for users. AES 256-bit hardware encryption is always on. Data protection is enabled automatically, as soon as a device passcode is configured. And Touch ID is a convenient and fast way for users to unlock their iPhone 5s, making security truly effortless.
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Managing iOS apps and accounts using a mobile device management (MDM) solution helps IT manage corporate information, without interfering with personal data. Open in management, enterprise single sign on, and per app VPN features keep work email and documents safe in a way that’s invisible to users. For example, to edit a confidential mail attachment, a user is presented only with IT-approved apps to open the document. When the app is selected and launched, the user is seamlessly authenticated and a VPN connection is created that secures network traffic just for that app.
Intelligent control. Freedom to work.
The same features that keep corporate data in the right place also work to keep personal data from being seen or managed by an employer. IT can keep corporate data in corporate-managed apps without requiring users to make complex decisions about work containers or isolated workspaces. With fine-grain control that iOS provides behind the scenes, IT can closely manage corporate data while employees can focus on getting their work done.
iOS provides all the tools and technologies you need to control every aspect of iPhone and iPad — from enrolling devices for use on your corporate network, to configuring settings and managing corporate data, to deploying and managing apps.
Powerful. Flexible. Unobtrusive.
Thanks to iOS and built-in frameworks for third-party MDM solutions, IT can manage large deployments of iOS devices with ease and efficiency. Users can take advantage of corporate-provided apps and content without crippling the device with needless restrictions.
IT can also use MDM to orchestrate a range of activities beyond basic setup and configuration — including querying for settings and other configuration information, establishing security policies, and blocking or wiping devices that are out of compliance or lost. Learn more about managing iOS devices with MDM
Hands-free configuration for IT.
From ten devices to ten thousand, corporate-owned or BYOD, deploying iPhone and iPad in your organization can be a zero-touch effort for IT. With an MDM solution in place, users can enroll themselves by simply visiting a website on their iOS device and tapping once to accept the MDM installation profile. Once the device is enrolled, account settings, apps, and corporate policies are installed over the air. No further setup is required. Users can opt in or out of corporate services at any time, and MDM provides disclosure to users about what’s being configured and what IT is allowed to control.
Rapid delivery of content.
Once devices are deployed, additional apps and content can be provided through a self-service portal or delivered directly to users via MDM. iOS updates, apps, and content can also be cached locally, using Caching Server 2 in OS X Mavericks Server. This speeds up the download and delivery of content over your corporate network.
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The combination of iOS and great apps for business is transforming the global workforce. From ready-to-use apps available in the App Store to custom apps created either in-house or by a third-party developer, you have endless options to drive your business forward. No other mobile platform offers this kind of complete, trusted ecosystem.
By allowing employees to customize their devices with the apps they need, you can empower every line of business to be more productive. And with license management and wireless app distribution, IT can focus more on improving processes and less on deploying apps.
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