Kandji, which launched in 2019 as next-generation device management software for Apple device fleets, has announced its new Device Harmony platform, which, in the company’s terms, “tears down the wall between enterprise IT and InfoSec teams, so they can truly work together to keep every Apple user secure and productive.”
“Historically, IT and InfoSec teams pursued their mandates independently — InfoSec secured the company and its users, while IT made sure all the technology worked,” says Adam Pettit, founder and CEO of Kandji, in a press release. “But today, IT and InfoSec teams must work together to keep their company and users both secure and productive. To win now, these teams need shared data and systems.”
Kandji’s new Device Harmony platform connects IT and InfoSec capabilities that were previously spread out across five different product categories: Device Management, Vulnerability Management, Endpoint Detection and Response, Endpoint Visibility, and Endpoint Compliance. Pettit says the new platform bridges each of these capabilities with shared intelligence, automation, and workflows designed for the cross-functional manner in which these teams now work.
Kandji’s Device Management capabilities are now a core pillar of the new Device Harmony platform, and will soon be joined by two new pillars — Vulnerability Management and Endpoint Detection and Response.
Kandji’s Vulnerability Management capability provides a full view of security vulnerabilities across macOS, the description, history and severity of each, what software is affected, and the devices on which that software resides. From there, teams can immediately take action to eliminate or mitigate the vulnerability by using Kandji to upgrade apps, block apps, or run scripts to uninstall apps as needed.
Pettit says that Endpoint Detection and Response will provide performance and extensive threat detection for Mac from day one. The proprietary Kandji Agent monitors all files and applications on the Mac in real time and provides a detailed view of all events detected, including threat name and classification, along with any relevant actions and their dates. From there, the Kandji Agent terminates any malicious processes and quarantines the file.
Vulnerability Management and Endpoint Detection and Response are currently available to select preview customers, and general availability will be available to all customers in the coming weeks. Endpoint Visibility and Endpoint Compliance – two additional pillars of the Device Harmony platform – will be available for preview in early 2023.