Jamf and AWS are working to increase Amazon's EC2 Mac safeguards

Jamf and AWS are working to increase Amazon's EC2 Mac safeguards ...

Jamf, the popular Apple device management platform for schools and businesses, announced Thursday that it is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to make Amazon EC2 Mac instances even safer grace to a fresh layer of protection.

Jamfs Amazon EC2 Mac instances

For those unfamiliar, Amazon''s EC2 Mac instances allow individuals and organizations to run macOS workloads in the cloud based on Amazon Web Services. Customers may choose to run instances based on Intel (x86) or M1 (ARM) Mac minis. From now on, this option will be even more secure.

According to Jamf, the new team effort with AWS will enable Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) Mac instances to be faster and more manageable.

In a blog post, organizations can provide trusted access to virtual Macs just as they do to physical devices. Jamf insists that its Mac virtual machines are now just as secure as physical machines.

According to David Brown, vice president of Amazon EC2 at AWS, AWS has evolved into a cloud-first Apple Enterprise Management experience, ensuring a high level of product availability, quick and convenient software distribution to all endpoints, and the ideal environment to spin up and manage dynamic native Amazon EC2 resources on Apple for a wide range of organizational needs.

Starting today, Amazon Web Services and Jamf customers will get the new workflow. Prices and details are available on the official Jamf website.