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What iOS 9 Means for Enterprises Using EMM

Published: 21 December 2015

ID: G00292771

Analyst(s): Rob Smith, Manjunath Bhat

Summary

Apple released a significant mobile OS update with iOS 9. Mobile strategists responsible for enterprise mobility management need to consider five key impacts that iOS 9 will have on their enterprise, and leverage appropriate EMM controls to take advantage of the new features.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • iOS 9 introduces new EMM controls that mobile strategists can use to improve the process of distribution, manageability and security of apps on BYODs and corporate-owned devices
  • Apple's VPP now allows EMM leaders to distribute apps directly to devices without the use of an Apple ID, which makes it easy to manage shared devices
  • iOS 9 introduces EMM policies that mobile strategists can enforce to prevent three sources of data leakage from managed devices
  • iOS 9 provides the capability to force OS upgrades on supervised devices managed via Apple's DEP so EMM administrators can ensure devices have the latest security patches installed
  • New network policies in iOS 9 provide IT leaders with more granular control over cellular data usage for managed apps

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