Deploying macOS Mojave? Why You Need to Deploy Workspace ONE First
Across the broad Workspace ONE install base, we increasingly see enterprise Mac device growth and the emergence of Mac in corporate device programs. Businesses that have already deployed Workspace ONE realize the benefits – future-proof deployments, efficient out-of-box experiences, single sign-on, conditional access, per-app network security and industry security certifications…the list goes on. Workspace ONE even solves the Windows-based enterprise app gap – virtualized Windows apps are as easy to access as any other native or SaaS app on macOS. Ultimately, modern management lets businesses deliver the best user experience across devices, with a single pane of glass that simplifies administration and lowers costs.
macOS Mojave 10.14.0 Release
With the macOS Mojave 10.14.0 release, one of the notable changes is with Transparency Consent and Control (TCC) to ensure even tighter security. This technical blog provides a great summary of what you should know about TCC – and while the TCC changes are great for security, we know that increased security can impact user experience when not managed correctly. These TCC changes provide improved security and transparency for the end-user because apps cannot access sensitive data without the user being aware. With our MDM capabilities, you can embrace the added security for end-users, but also enable corporate apps to continue to run without the authorization prompts that can frustrate users and impact their productivity. If you’re an admin who is using legacy management, you need to get ahead of this. Common applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Google Chrome, WebEx, Microsoft Outlook and Jabber can all trigger the authorization prompts as shown below:
Fortunately, Workspace ONE is designed with “Consumer Simple, Enterprise Secure” principles in mind – and can bring the power of MDM to shine in this situation. The smart admin can simply configure the apps appropriately (or “whitelist” them) so that the apps are granted all the necessary permissions that they require. This means no more multiple authorization prompts for the user. Users will get the upgrade they want and the admins have the security they need.
Managing Macs at scale becomes increasingly easier with MDM, as the new capabilities with every OS release are aligned with modern management. There’s no doubt about it – as macOS becomes increasingly prevalent through corporate device choice programs, it’s not a question of if businesses should move to MDM, but when. With the Mojave release of macOS – there’s no time like the present.