What to consider when managing a device management solution

Joe explores some of the pitfalls & solutions to help Managing Hardware  When using Device Management solutions often organisations add every device possible to the system and think that’s it, the device is managed and is no longer a vulnerability. Sometimes they fail to realise ageing hardware affects what software / OS can be ran […]

Still using Fleetsmith? Here’s what you need to know.

Fleetsmith is a MDM solution that offers management capabilities for both macOS and iOS. It was one of the first cloud hosted MDM solutions dedicated to Apple products, even though other on prem solutions had been around a lot longer. End of life Apple acquired Fleetsmith in June 2020, and the tech world thought then […]

Mac Active Directory – time for a new solution

Why now is the time to cut ties with macOS Active Directory binding. At DARE we work with many organisations who have a blend of Windows and macOS devices within their fleet. In most cases we see, organisations who have a Microsoft infrastructure at their core naturally opt for binding their macOS devices to Active […]

Apple Software Update Issue

  At DARE we work with a number of organisations who adhere to Cyber Essentials or ISO 27001 certifications. As part of ongoing maintenance for these accreditations you are advised to make sure all security patches are applied to your devices in a timely manner – within 14 days of release is the standard. Software Updates […]

How to keep your Apple devices secure

You wouldn’t be alone in thinking that Apple devices are more secure than other options on the market. However, this does not mean they are immune to cyber-attack attempts. Let’s have a look at some of the things you can do to keep your Mac estate safe and secure. Set a secure Password/Passcode. Setting a […]

TeamViewer & Jamf

Does the Jamf & TeamViewer integration open up any security risks? With the recent release of Jamf Pro 10.31 the highly anticipated TeamViewer integration is now live for all Jamf Pro users. The integration allows a Jamf admin to initiate a remote support session directly from the Jamf Pro admin console. All an end user […]

Monterey security features

A host of new Security and Privacy features will be coming to a Mac near you with the release of macOS 12 Monterey. Below are some of the most anticipated features, furthering macOS’s lead as the most secure operating system available. 1 – On Device AI Processing For all Apple Silicon powered Macs live text […]

iCloud Private Relay

New in iOS 15 – What is iCloud Private Relay? One of the latest privacy features released with iOS 15, and available to paid iCloud subscribers, is iCloud Private Relay. This is a service designed by Apple to send your web traffic through two separate relays. It will hide your IP address, location, browsing history […]

We are hiring!

We are Hiring..again! ** Systems Engineer ** Due to fast and continued growth, DARE are looking to expand the team with an additional Systems Engineer. Working with businesses across Europe, DARE offer consultancy and support to organisations that have Apple technology. We live and breathe Apple, we’re part of the Apple Consultants Network and a Jamf Gold […]

CYOD is the new BYOD: Keep Your Devices Safe and Secure

Everyone has heard of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and it’s an approach that many companies were happy to take before the pandemic. BYOD devices were and still are popular choices with employees who worked part-time, freelance, or in the physical office for just one or two days a week. So what is the issue […]