What is New in Parallels Device Management 9?

We are excited to announce the release of Parallels® Device Management 9! Over the past few weeks, our team here at Parallels has been totally immersed in putting the finishing touches on a value-packed update for one of the most popular solutions in our product lineup. Now, we’re finally ready to share our work with you.

For those wondering, Parallels Device Management is the new name for Parallels Mac Management, the powerful plugin that brings Mac management (as well as iPhone and iPad management) capabilities to Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM).

Parallels Device Management 9 is more than just a name change. It brings enhanced management capabilities for Mac computers, iOS and iPadOS mobile devices into MECM, enabling IT administrators to effortlessly manage Windows, Mac and Apple mobile devices from the same Configuration Manager console.

Here are some of the tasks your IT admins can now easily accomplish with Parallels Device Management 9:

Deploy VPP Applications to Apple Mobile Devices

Organizations who purchase iOS and/or iPadOS applications in bulk through Apple’s Volume Purchase Program (VPP) can use Parallels Device Management to deploy those VPP apps straight to their users’ Apple mobile devices. Once deployed, those same apps can be monitored and managed from MECM. This method, which streamlines mobile app deployment and provides centralized app administration, can dramatically improve IT staff productivity and overall user experience.

Enroll Apple Mobile Devices to MECM via DEP

Apple’s Device Enrollment Program (DEP) provides organizations an exceptionally fast and efficient method of deploying company-owned macOS, iOS and iPadOS devices. Parallels Device Management 9 leverages DEP to equip IT admins with the ability to enroll Apple mobile devices to MECM as well as configure them through a completely remote, zero-touch (admins need not interact with the devices themselves) process.

Configure User Accounts during DEP Enrollment

IT admins can use Parallels Device Management to remotely configure the local management account as well as specify the type of local user account (e.g., Administrator Account or Standard Account) on Mac computers and Apple mobile devices during DEP enrollment. Since it enables admins to restrict the local user account, this process can strengthen the security of the devices in question.

Install Configuration Profiles during DEP Enrollment

For IT admins in large organizations, having to set configurations (e.g., device feature restrictions, email server settings, user credentials and many others) for every single Mac and Apple mobile device can be daunting. Fortunately, they can accomplish this task in no time by installing Configuration Profiles. A Configuration Profile contains predefined settings for passcode policies, Exchange account configurations, network settings, etc. With Parallels Device Management, IT admins can choose which Configuration Profiles will be installed immediately after DEP enrollment.

Use the Integrated iMazing Profile Editor

Parallels Device Management 9 comes with the iMazing Profile Editor, which is integrated into the Configuration Manager console. Because the iMazing Profile Editor is already integrated into the MECM console, admins can easily create or modify Configuration Profiles without having to switch to a separate editor.

These are just some of the many features included in the newly released Parallels Device Management 9. For a complete list of features included in Parallels Device Management 9, head to our webpage.