Jamf, which specializes in Apple management, is partnering with Google Cloud to provide both schools and enterprises with a simple, unified authentication process. With Jamf Connect, users can unbox their Apple device, power it on and access their corporate and learning applications after signing on with Cloud Identity (or G Suite) credentials.
Additionally, IT admins are more easily able to manage Mac accounts while knowing their hardware and information is secure. As Google Cloud is the dominant identity provider in education, according to Joel Rennich, director of Jamf Connect, Jamf. Jamf is creating a more seamless experience for schools that have both Google and Mac, he adds.
Jamf Connect is designed to simplify the provisioning process with Apple and is a streamlined way to manage accounts and authentication in organizations that leverage Cloud Identity credentials. The company initially stepped into the identity authentication space with the acquisition of Orchard & Grove, the makers of NoMAD.
The open-source solution, NoMAD, remains free while the commercial versions of NoMAD (including NoMAD Pro, NoMAD Login+ and PKINIT) were folded into a single solution and rebranded Jamf Connect. Jamf Connect is able to integrate with other mobile device management (MDM) providers, not just Jamf Pro, Jamf Now or ZuluDesk. And, in addition to Google Cloud, Jamf Connect now also integrates with IBM and OneLogin, along with Okta and Microsoft Azure Active Directory.
For more information on Jamf Connect, visit https://www.jamf.com/products/jamf-connect/.