It’s that time of year again: time for all the latest and greatest from our friends in Cupertino. Last week, Apple released iOS 11 and this week Apple released the latest update for macOS, the 10.13 High Sierra release. We here at Centrify are excited for the new capabilities, new look of iOS 11 and the significant performance improvements with macOS High Sierra; so, we have made sure that our customers are able to move forward with day one support for both offerings. Our day one support for is effective across the product line, including our Centrify Endpoint Services, Centrify Application Services and Centrify Express for Mac Smart Card offerings.
We are committed to delivering day one support for the latest operating systems and updates, ensuring our customers can confidently embrace the latest technology and devices all while knowing sensitive corporate data is accessed only from devices that are trusted and secure.
This year is especially exciting for those in the Apple ecosystem as the latest devices from Apple have got everyone talking. Rest assured whether you use touch ID on the latest iPhone 8 or face ID with the all new iPhone X, Centrify’s multi-factor authentication (MFA) solution will work seamlessly ensuring easy access for end users and confidence for IT admins that access is limited to intended users. And, I’ll admit it, I am actually excited to try out the new Animojis on the iPhone X.
With the High Sierra release for macOS, Apple seems to have been largely focused on performance. MacOS now supports the Apple File System for vastly more efficient disk usage. Apple has added support for the HEVC (h.2.65) video format and introduced Metal 2 and external GPU support for massive improvements to graphics performance including VR support. And my favorite, Safari now enables you to prevent videos from auto-playing when you load a new page! Thank you, Apple. In addition to all of the new great features from Apple, it has been a busy year for Centrify as we have added rich application management into our offering by seamlessly integrating Munki into our Mac management stack and we have addressed a significant security concern for those managing fleets of Mac systems by ensuring IT admins can do away with the practice of using the same local administrator account and password for all of their Mac endpoints. Our local administrator password management solutions ensures you have a unique local admin password on each Mac that is rotated per your policy requirements.
You can read more about the exciting updates to the macOS operating system, you can visit Apple’s High Sierra page.
For more information regarding our support of High Sierra and to ensure your organization is ready to embrace this release, please visit Centrify’s macOS High Sierra page.