Casper Suite updated

Macworld Australia Staff
18 August, 2016
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JAMF Software has announced a new release of Casper Suite (, which includes cloud-based content distribution and patch management services. This release also improves enterprise integration, combining the benefits of cloud-based management with a seamless user experience.

JAMF’s focus on cloud-based device management aims to simplify the most frequent and time-consuming IT tasks, including software deployment and patching. With JAMF’s cloud distribution service, IT can distribute software packages regardless of what network or location they are connecting from.

The latest release of Casper Suite also includes a first-of-its-kind patch management solution. Subscribing to JAMF’s cloud patch service lets IT automatically receive notifications when a third-party patch is available. This eliminates the manual processes associated with patching software for widely used applications such as Microsoft Office 2016, Adobe Creative Cloud, and Google Chrome. IT no longer has to spend time searching for patches and can focus on more strategic priorities. Armed with this information, IT can take action by making a patch available to users through JAMF’s Self Service ( application, or by pushing a patch to install automatically. Both methods help ensure all third-party applications are current and organisations are secure from software vulnerabilities.

“This new feature will be a game changer for many of us,” says Mike Morales, senior Mac systems engineer, Worldcom Exchange Inc. “It will handle 90 percent plus of the now manual patching we need to do. Pure brilliance.”

“Patching third-party software can be a tedious and manual process, requiring significant time and resources from IT,” says Dean Hager, CEO, JAMF Software. “JAMF reimagined this process, giving IT organisations an automated way to combat security vulnerabilities. It ensures end users always get the latest and greatest software without disrupting their work, ultimately making them more productive.”

With a new data centre located in Frankfurt, Germany, companies now have their data hosting region of choice in the US or EU JAMF also encourages customers to leverage Casper Suite to test the macOS Sierra and iOS 10 betas in preparation for general availability this fall. For more information on this release, visit:

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