Brown’s Bytes – What Problems does Apple’s Device Enrolment Programme (DEP)* solve?
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10th March 2017
DEP has been around for a while now and we’re finally seeing it as a deployment option from multiple suppliers around the world. DEP is great for Enterprise for several reasons:
1. The devices are Supervised by default – this unlocks a greater level of access for the admin to control the device
2. DEP streamlines and simplifies the out of box experience for the end user
3. It locks the device to your enterprise. It cannot be used elsewhere without your permission. This controls the End of Life better and allows recovery of the Residual Value
All these are great, but it also controls a risk that often gets overlooked – How do you know the device is in a Trusted State BEFORE it arrives in your environment (think of Jailbreak or malicious Apps installed before activation). Apple is guaranteeing the device is shrink-wrap fresh when it arrives. THIS IS UNIQUE!
To understand more about DEP and how to control this with EMM get in touch.
*DEP provides a fast, streamlined way to deploy your corporate-owned Mac or iOS devices.