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Acronis gets deeper into the Apple enterprise with Addigy partnership

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The burgeoning enterprise Apple space saw thousands of IT admins virtually attend this week’s JNUC event, and the week tails off with news from Addigy and cybersecurity firm Acronis.

Securing the Apple enterprise

Addigy has confirmed that its cloud-based Apple device management tools now integrate with Acronis. This integration means IT can use Addigy to extend Acronis security tools to Mac and iOS systems via Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud. The idea is to bring all this control inside one management tool.

The move reflects continued effort on the part of Acronis to provide tools that managed service providers (MSPs) can use to deploy its cyber protection solutions across the Apple ecosystem. The combination means IT admins can deploy strong security across their devices through a single console.

A new ecosystem needs new protection

We know that Mac deployment in the enterprise continues to climb. Jamf CEO Dean Hager this week pointed out that his company, another Apple management vendor, now serves multiple customers who have deployed more than 10,000 units of Apple equipment across their enterprise.

His company has also claimed that 90% of employees will take a pay cut or change jobs to use the platform they want — and that 62% of them will choose Apple when they can. Acronis and Jamf announced a similar integration earlier this year.

Addigy also stresses growing Mac adoption, saying “at least 55%” of small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) now support Macs in their business.

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