Sep 18 2023

JNUC 2023: Jamf Security and Configuration Features Take Center Stage

Apple administrators will gather in person and virtually to learn best practices and workflows to manage their Jamf environments.

Apple admins will gather virtually and in Austin, Texas, Sept. 19 for the 2023 Jamf Nation User Conference. For three days, IT and InfoSec leaders will see the latest Jamf features demonstrated, hear success stories from customers and partners, and learn best practices to get the most out of their Jamf experiences.

“Any business across the board that has Apple devices should be coming to this conference because it showcases the latest technology for managing your Apple devices,” says Vince Kasparian, technical architect for CDW. “With Jamf being a leading provider in that, you get firsthand information about what’s coming down the line, what’s needed to stay up to date, and how to manage those devices and keep them protected.”

Kasparian will lead a session on the exhibit floor Sept. 19 titled “CDW Top 5 Recommendations in Device Management with Jamf Products,” highlighting five best practices for customers looking to make the most of their Jamf environments.

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Security and Integration Streamline Operations for Apple Admins

At this year’s conference, sessions on security, including identity and access management and authentication, will take center stage.

“I think security is going to be a very hot topic,” Kasparian says. “We’ll see more things around mobile threat defense and integration with Jamf Protect and Jamf Pro and how we integrate those to remediate alerts on devices effectively and efficiently.”

Jamf experts will present with industry partners such as Google and Okta to discuss the latest updates to Jamf Connect’s authentication and identity management features. Nick McGillivray, senior sales engineer for Jamf, and Sean Rabbitt, senior consulting engineer for Jamf, will outline how business users can get secure zero-trust network access to their apps right out of the box.

The keynote session “The Power of AND” will feature IT leaders from the education sector and Fortune 500 companies discussing the future of managing and securing Apple products for businesses.

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Learn More About Configuration and Deployment of Apple Devices

Jamf can help businesses deploy and configure devices, and several sessions will explain the features and benefits of managed configuration and deployment using Jamf Pro and outline real-world examples of how organizations have set up their Mac environments.

Kyle Hammond, principal software engineer for Jamf, and Emily Kausalik, manager of client platform engineering for Jamf, will explain how managed app configuration allows seamless deployment of organization settings for apps on Apple devices.

Businesses can achieve zero-touch mobile device management via Apple’s Automated Device Enrollment. Dan K. Snelson, senior engineer for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Leslie Helou, consulting engineer for implementation at Jamf, will discuss how to simplify initial device configuration using Jamf Pro features. 

Dan Lawrence, Mac endpoint engineer for Medical Mutual of Ohio, and Kat Garbis, senior channel program manager for Jamf, will also look at how to create a zero-touch environment while accommodating hybrid work.

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What to Know Before You Go to JNUC 2023 

Kasparian offers advice for JNUC attendees, whether it’s your first conference or you’ve attended in the past: Before heading to Austin or logging on to the virtual event, attendees should review their organizations’ priorities and select sessions to attend based on their needs.

Technology changes so quickly and rapidly, so stick with what your priority is today and go to those sessions,” he says.

After the conference, attendees should meet with their teams to share what they’ve learned and identify opportunities for change.

“Get your team together and debrief on what you learned and quickly get that information out,” Kasparian says. “Then, they can take proper steps to go out to maybe purchase something or look at it and get that ball rolling to get started doing whatever you need to do.”

For those attending in person, don’t forget to visit the exhibit hall, where Jamf representatives and partners will showcase their expertise and answer attendee questions.

“Hit the booths,” he says. “Think about your priorities and talk with those people in the exhibit hall, whether you’re in IT or on the business side of things. You might get information that answers your questions or solves a problem to help you make the right move going forward.”

To keep up with our coverage of JNUC 2023, bookmark this page and follow us on X (formerly Twitter) at @BizTechMagazine or check out @JamfSoftware or #JNUC23.

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