Apple enterprise management firm Jamf Holding Corp. today announced a new integration with Amazon Web Services Inc. that helps companies elevate their security posture.
Announced at AWS re:Invent 2022, the new Jamf AWS integration is pitched as increasing organization security through improving threat prevention measures and reducing the risk of data breaches. The integration does so while simplifying security controls and allowing AWS Verified Access users to define a set of policies or criteria in Jamf that allow end users and their devices to gain access to internal services on AWS.
The integration with AWS Verified Access allows organizations to verify that devices are managed and meet an acceptable risk threshold before providing access to sensitive or critical internal services. Customers can define flexible policies that align with their organizational requirements and overall level of security risk tolerance.
In one example, a customer may want to only allow managed devices that originate from a specific internet protocol address range, have a certain device risk score present, or have a minimum operating system version. The integration allows customers to go deeper with management and security, bringing together Jamf Pro, AWS and the Jamf Trust app.
“We are excited to continue working with AWS… to help our joint customers increase organizational security while simplifying security controls,” Dean Hager, chief executive officer of Jamf, said in a statement. “With this integration, organizations can use the AWS infrastructure they have invested in, empower users with the devices they love and depend on security workflows that IT and security teams trust.”
The new AWS Jamf integration is not the first time Jamf has worked with Amazon on combined services. Jamf announced in April that it was working with AWS to create a streamlined and powerful workflow to manage and provide an added layer of security to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud Mac instances at scale.
The combination leverages the power of Apple and AWS to take the concept of zero-touch deployment “further than before.” Seven months later, Jamf customers are provided with trusted access to virtual Mac computers in a similar manner to physical Macs. Doing so provides flexible resource allocation to organizations relying on Mac for their business’s critical components.
Jamf, which was floated in an initial public offering in 2020, was more recently in the news in September when it debuted new features for managing Apple Inc. devices in the enterprise. The set of features enables enterprises to maintain and secure their employees’ Apple Inc. devices more easily.