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.
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.