Tarmac Is iOS Management Tailored For Small Business [Mobile Management Month]

Tarmac Is iOS Management Tailored For Small Business [Mobile Management Month]

Tarmac focuses on core needs and low overhead

May is Mobile Management Month at Cult of Mac, where we will be profiling a different mobile management company every weekday. You can find all previous entries here  and read our Mobile Management manifesto here.

Tarmac is a fairly focused device management option from Mac and iOS developer equinux (makers of the Mac utility VPN Tracker). Tarmac focuses on delivering the core iOS management needs with low overhead. equinux’s narrow focus on just iOS allows the company to provide a wide range of enterprise systems integration options. Tarmac specifically targets the small business market with separate small/medium business and larger enterprise versions.

Company: equinux
Product(s): Tarmac
Type of solution(s): device management

Platforms supported beyond iOS: none

Licensing Model: perpetual and recurring licensing options
Includes/Offers Maintenance Updates?: Optional
Technical support options: 12/5

Deployment options: on-premise software (Mac and Windows)

Failover and load balancing options: supports server failover and load balancing

Scalability: supports multiple locations

Directory system integration: Microsoft Active Directory, Apple Open Directory, LDAP, MySQL

Administrative tool options: web/cloud

Data export capabilities: device hardware, installed configuration profiles, installed apps

Expense management features: track current carrier

Device enrollment mechanism(s): website
Support for secure/authenticated enrollment?: Yes
Security certificate features: Certificates for SCEP enrollment, Exchange, Wi-Fi, VPN

Remote/On Demand administrative actions: remove passcode, lock, wipe,

App management options: push apps to device, enterprise app store with custom and public apps

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Ryan FaasRyan Faas is a technology journalist and consultant living in upstate New York who has written extensively about Apple, business and enterprise IT, and the mobile industry. In addition to writing for Cult of Mac, he is a contributor to Computerworld, InformIT, and Peachpit Press. In a previous existence he was a healthcare IT director as well as a systems and network administrator. Follow Ryan on Twitter and Google +

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