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July 2018, Vol. 2, No. 4

How Apple DEP works and why it's important

Apple DEP is a convenient way to make sure that IT can enroll enterprise and school-owned iPhones, iPads, Macs and Apple TVs into mobile device management and keep them in a locked-down state, no matter what. Apple's Device Enrollment Program (DEP) is also the forerunner of an important change that is beginning to sweep through all types of endpoint management: Cumbersome manual imaging and enrollment processes are being replaced with what's known as an "out of box experience," or more automated, standardized methods. How Apple DEP works The Apple DEP was announced in 2013 and rolled out in 2014. It combines features of prior Apple device management concepts, including Apple's over-the-air management protocol, configuration profiles, the Apple Configurator desktop utility and Supervised Mode, a set of more powerful mobile device management (MDM) controls intended for institutional devices. The key aspect of Apple DEP is that enrollment is automatic and continuous. Apple's previous management tools required end users or ...

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