Jamf buys Kinobi to help IT manage Mac apps
Managing Mac apps
The idea seems to be that Jamf wants to integrate these technologies in order to make it much easier for IT admins to manage and remotely manage Mac apps.
Kinobi already integrates with Jamf Pro to manage the installation of software updates to Mac apps, which is essential when managing remote teams.
The Kinobi solutions aim to help organizations stay secure while taking away the headache of manually monitoring patch updates. On the one hand, you don’t want unverified patches being installed too early, nor do you want essential software updates being installed too late – and certainly not on devices carrying essential enterprise data.
Kinobi monitors software titles from thousands of smaller developers as well as the giants, Microsoft and Adobe.
The company demonstrated its solution at JNUC 2019.
What they said
“Mondada built the Kinobi solution around Apple and Jamf because we believe in the differentiated power of Jamf’s Apple Enterprise Management platform,” said Justin Clark, general manager and co-founder, Mondada.
“We are confident that this unique technology will significantly expand and accelerate Jamf’s application lifecycle capabilities in the future.”
Jamf CTO, Jason Wudi, said:
“We are excited to welcome Kinobi and the Mondada team to the Jamf family. Together, we will be able to save critical time for IT by streamlining the work required to maintain or update applications on macOS and provide additional visibility for compliance and compatibility while maintaining a seamless end-user experience.”