SAN DIEGO, Oct. 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kanjiwhich was launched in 2019 as next-generation device management software for Apple device fleets, today announced its groundbreaking new Device Harmony platform, which is tearing down the wall between IT teams across the company and InfoSec, so they can truly work together to keep every Apple user safe and productive.
“Historically, IT and InfoSec teams pursued their mandates independently – InfoSec secured the business and its users, while IT made sure all the technology was working,” said Adam Pettit, founder and CEO of Kandji. “But today, IT and InfoSec teams need to work together to keep their business and their users safe and productive. To win now, these teams need shared data and systems. »
Kandji’s new Device Harmony platform deeply connects IT and InfoSec capabilities that were previously split across five different product categories: Device Management, Vulnerability Management, Endpoint Detection and Response, Endpoint Visibility, and Endpoint Compliance final. The new platform connects each of these capabilities with shared intelligence, automation, and workflows designed for the cross-functional way these teams now work.
“With Device Harmony, these teams can unlock a complete view of every endpoint and create a shared reality between IT and InfoSec, so they can recognize and remediate risks within a single platform, reducing thus the gap between problem identification and problem solving,” Pettit continued. “Now IT and InfoSec teams can work together to navigate their fleets and take action, while providing users with the most elegant Apple experience possible while maintaining a strong security posture.”
Kandji’s industry-leading device management capabilities are now a central pillar of the new Device Harmony platform, and will soon be joined by two new pillars: Vulnerability Management and Endpoint Detection and Response.
Device Harmony — Managing vulnerabilities
IT and InfoSec need intelligence about vulnerabilities connected to device management so they can resolve issues faster. Kandji’s Vulnerability Management capability provides a comprehensive view of security vulnerabilities on macOS, the description, history and severity of each, the software affected, and the devices that software resides on. From there, teams can immediately take action to eliminate or mitigate the vulnerability by using Kandji to upgrade apps, block apps, or run scripts to uninstall apps as needed. Instead of taking a periodic scan-based approach, Kandji uses a lightweight service built into the proprietary Kandji agent running on Mac. Kandji leverages Apple’s Endpoint Security framework and listens for application-related events to determine if new vulnerabilities have been introduced or patched, providing real-time vulnerability intelligence.
Device Harmony — Device detection and response
IT and InfoSec teams need shared data and systems to quickly detect and respond to threats, while maintaining user productivity. Endpoint Detection and Response will deliver industry-leading performance and broad threat detection for Mac from day one. Kandji Proprietary Agent monitors all files and applications on the Mac in real time and provides a detailed view of all detected events, including threat name and classification, as well as all relevant actions and their dates. From there, the Kandji agent terminates all malicious processes and quarantines the file.
Kandji’s approach to endpoint detection and response combines both pre-execution and post-execution methodologies. Pre-execution methodologies can apprehend almost any malware variant. This reduces the risk of the malware running and the security software not being able to stop it in time or at all. Post-execution methodologies detect threats without having to see the malware first. It is based on the typical actions malware takes when running.
All of Kandji’s Device Harmony features, including endpoint detection and response, device management, and vulnerability management, will be deployed through the Kandji proprietary agent. The lightning-fast Kandji Agent, built with Swift, keeps every Mac running at peak performance. Kandji uses Apple technologies that are available exclusively for mobile device management (MDM) solutions to ensure that the Kandji agent is always installed and active.
The first two pillars of the Kandji Device Harmony Platform – Vulnerability Management and Endpoint Detection and Response – are currently available to select customers in preview, and general availability will be available to all customers in the weeks to come. come. Endpoint Visibility and Endpoint Compliance – two additional pillars of the Device Harmony platform – will be available for preview in early 2023.
Join Adam Pettit, Founder and CEO of Kandji, Chaim Mazal, CISO and SVP of Technology, Weldon Dodd, SVP of Product Strategy, and others for the Device Harmony launch event to get a deeper look at the today’s announcement and see a demo of the platform today, Monday, October 3, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. PT on Kandji website.
Kandji, the Device Harmony platform for Apple devices in the enterprise, breaks down the wall between IT teams and InfoSec to keep Apple users safe and productive. In the past, these teams performed their mandates independently – InfoSec handled security, while IT handled user devices. But in a world where user security and productivity are C-level priorities, they need shared intelligence, automation, and workflow to win.
Kandji’s Device Harmony platform deeply connects IT and InfoSec capabilities that were previously split across five different product categories: Device Management, Vulnerability Management, Endpoint Detection and Response, Endpoint Visibility, and Endpoint Compliance . Kandji connects these capabilities with shared intelligence, automation, and workflows designed for the cross-functional way these teams now work.
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