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Apple scoops up Fleetsmith, which provides automated Apple device management solutions

Fleetsmith — a provider of “secure, automated Apple device management” solutions — has announced that it’s been acquired by Apple.

Among Fleetsmith’s products are FleetSmith Intelligence, Dashboard, and Audit Log. FleetSmith Intelligence With Fleetsmith Intelligence, IT administrators can answer critical security and compliance questions such as which devices are assigned to each employee, which devices are running out-of-date OS versions, and whether requirements like disk encryption, strong passwords, and screen lock are being met across the fleet.

Dashboard proactively surfaces issues across the entire corporate device fleet so that administrators can pinpoint and address problems in a few clicks. It’s included in the free Fleetsmith Intelligence product, letting admins see the state of their device fleet at no cost.

Audit Log is a record of actions taken within Fleetsmith that helps teams stay accountable and simplifies compliance with standards like SOC 2. The log will include: actions taken and a description of what was performed; who made a change (username of the administrator taking an action in Fleetsmith); and when the action happened (timestamp).

Fleetsmith offers a free trial for up to 10 devices. Afterwards, you can opt for the free version of Fleetsmith or pay $8.25 per device per month for enhanced settings and more control over each device.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.