You can deploy an iOS device management system in several different ways. The management mode depends on the owner of the mobile device (personal or corporate) and corporate security requirements. You can choose the management mode that is most suitable for the company, and use several modes at the same time.
Unsupervised iOS devices are employees' personal devices that are connected to Kaspersky Security Center. In this mode, the user is allowed to use a personal Apple ID, work with any apps, and store personal data on the device. You can use a Kaspersky Device Management for iOS group policy to configure access to corporate resources, security settings, and other settings. By default, all iOS devices are unsupervised.
Supervised iOS devices are corporate devices that are connected to Kaspersky Security Center. Initial configuration of the mobile device is performed in Apple Configurator. Apple Configurator is an application designed to prepare and configure iOS devices. Apple Configurator is installed on a computer running OS X. For more details about working with Apple Configurator, please refer to the Apple Technical Support website. You can use a Kaspersky Device Management for iOS group policy for further configuration. On supervised devices, you can access an extended selection of settings. For example, you can configure Global HTTP Proxy and additional restrictions (for example, blocked use of iMessage and Game Center), and you can block user account modifications.
To work with supervised and unsupervised iOS devices, the iOS MDM Server must have an APNs certificate installed, and an iOS MDM profile must be installed on the mobile devices of users.Page top