29.03.2023 BLOG

Use the built-in security and privacy protections of Apple iPhone, iPad and MacBook

Ready to take Apple forward as your business hardware product of choice?

A 2021 government survey reported four in ten businesses suffered cyber security breaches or attacks in the last 12 months, with medium and large businesses seeing a higher incidence than their smaller counterparts. That sounds intimidating, but the fact is, there is a lot a business can do to protect itself, from making careful choices when it comes to hardware, to endpoint security software, to developing a business continuity plan that prioritises protecting customer assets.

With Apple devices in your estate, you know your business can support multi-factor authentication, secure device boot, and granular device management – all key to keeping your users and intellectual property safe. But you can get even greater protection for large-scale deployments when you combine native protection and supplementary tools.

Why review security now? 

Organisations reliant on tech are at a critical point. Growing workforces, greater business demands, and the remote working revolution have led to an increased number of devices in the workforce and more complex systems – and all this means that now is the perfect time to review your security plans and ensure they’re ready to support the next phase of your business’s growth. The larger and more dispersed your workforce becomes, the broader the range of tools you should consider.

What are the potential costs of poor security? 

Before we look at how you can secure your devices and workforce, let’s take a moment to remind ourselves of the potential costs customers are seeking to avoid. Aside from poor productivity and loss of revenue while you recover your systems, leaked data can see businesses landed with regulatory fines and legal expenses, while damage to brand reputation can have long-lasting consequences.

The key to avoiding these is ensuring that security isn’t overlooked during IT upgrades. Or for IT teams to be bound by budgetary constraints or resistance to change. If there was ever a time to push back, it’s now. A modern endpoint security solution ensures employees’ devices, data – and ultimately the business – are protected across different networks, regardless of their location to allow complete flexibility and peace of mind.

Apple: Built on secure foundations

Apple devices have a strong security foundation across their hardware, software and services, which is part of the reason they’re increasingly popular in business. With native security features to manage device settings, restrict software and automatically install security updates, devices are secure from the moment they’re switched on. But your security solutions shouldn’t stop there. By getting to grips with the protection provided by Apple’s endpoint security features, you can understand how to strengthen this further with supplementary tools and safeguard your systems.

Multi-layer data security

Internal storage volumes are encrypted automatically, and file-level encryption ensures your data is secure. Thanks to Secure Enclave, data is safeguarded even if the Operating System or other parts of the security infrastructure become compromised. And if local storage is removed from the device, data remains inaccessible even if it’s placed in another Mac.

Touch-free roll out of the tightest security controls is a time-saver for IT teams. And automated updates to the latest operating systems and security tools mean no downtime for employees while settings are configured, or security updates installed. Disruption caused by security breaches become a thing of the past and less security-related IT support frees up the team.
Fast access to vetted, safe apps and tools makes lighter work of most tasks and helps to prevent viruses. And users can confidently collaborate and share files with internal colleagues and external partners without the risk of compromising data.

The entire Apple range offers an excellent user experience, too, with simple controls, a clear interface and built-in accessibility tools so users can customise devices to suit their needs. Armed with devices employees know and love, satisfaction, and productivity skyrocket. And an engaged workforce is priceless.

Ready to review your Apple security solutions?

Speak to us about security across your Apple devices. Buy or lease all Apple products from Active Digital, including using Apple Financial Services (AFS) with us. 

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