Google has today announced the launch of its new integration between Google endpoint management and Apple Business Manager, making it possible to securely distribute and manage company-owned iOS devices from the Google Admin console.
The new integration will enable G Suite Enterprise, G Suite Enterprise for Education, G Suite Enterprise Essentials, and Cloud Identity Premium customers to set Google endpoint management as an MDM server on Apple Business Manager.
To use the feature, admins will need to enable advanced mobile management for iOS devices in applicable OUs and have an Apple Business Manager account set up. Once done, the integration will offer the following benefits:
- Admins can manage company-owned iOS devices directly from the Admin console, in the same location as they manage other devices that access their organization’s data.
- Admins can control a wider range of features including app installation, Apple app usage, authentication methods, and more, as shown in this table of supervised company-owned iOS device settings.
- Apple Business Manager and Google endpoint management automatically sync for seamless device management.
- Users follow a simple device setup and enrollment through the built-in setup wizard.
The integration is being rolled out gradually to G Suite Enterprise, G Suite Enterprise for Education, G Suite Enterprise Essentials, and Cloud Identity Premium customers.