The Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP) is all about accelerating the enrollment process of iOS devices into the mobile device management (MDM) client. This simplifies the enrollment process for the IT administrator and end users. Apple’s mobile devices (such as iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks) are seamlessly tethered with the organization’s MDM server, without the IT administrator ever having to touch the device. Apple DEP is a resourceful tool that’s perfect for both business and education sectors.
Earlier, the bulk enrollment of iOS devices meant IT admins spending a lot of time, effort, and attention. The devices had to be manually checked and configured into the MDM system and then finally allocated to the users. Furthermore, the supervision of iOS devices was exhausting because the devices had to be manually tethered to the server that runs the Apple Configurator.
Thanks to Apple DEP, that seamlessly collaborates with MDM, the enrollment is now automated. This, consequently, reduces the job of the IT admin to just assigning the users for the devices and distributing profiles through MDM. Then, the unopened devices can be directly handed over to the end users, who can effortlessly enroll them into the MDM server and start working in no time! This process also reduces the IT support calls.
Some key features of Apple DEP:
Eliminates manual device enrollment for IT administrators
Blocks the users from removing MDM from the device
Supervises devices over the air, without using the Apple Configurator
Lets end users skip setup assistant steps and start working on their devices quicker
To use this feature, your company must ensure that your MDM supports Apple DEP. ManageEngine’s Mobile Device Manager Plus is one such tool that is provisioned with Apple DEP. It is a single-point, enterprise mobility management solution that gives complete control over enterprise-owned Apple devices and makes monitored dispatchment more simple than it has ever been.