iOSGuardian
Mobile Device Management

Over-the-air (OTA) distribution of apps and eBooks

Self Service management is a concept well-known to IT administrators who use iOSGuardian for OS X management. Self Service is extremely popular with end users, who enjoy the ability to install applications to their machines on demand and without interaction from IT departments.

iOSGuardian brings the same concept to iOS with app and eBook distribution, allowing administrators to deploy apps with VPP codes directly to devices, or by making apps and eBooks available in Self Service. As new devices are enrolled, the appropriate apps and eBooks are automatically offered based on smart group settings, ensuring that end users immediately have access to all apps, eBooks, and Provisioning Profiles with a single tap install. As new apps and eBooks are released, users can install and update through the same interface.

Increasing the power of iOSGuardian‘s efficient Self Service interface is the ability to manage Apple Volume Purchase Program (VPP) manifests and distribute app and eBook vouchers to end users. While distributing iOS apps and eBooks to many devices was previously a time-intensive proposition requiring hands-on management, Apple has introduced the Volume Purchase Program, allowing registered organizations to purchase apps and eBooks in bulk. Automating the process of managing and distributing VPP codes, iOSGuardian gives IT administrators the ability to easily manage apps, eBooks, and licensing compliance across thousands of devices from a single console.

App Distribution

Over-the-air (OTA) distribution of in-house and App Store apps

Self Service management of applications is a concept well-known to IT administrators who use iOSGuardian for OS X management. Self Service is extremely popular with end users, who enjoy the ability to install applications to their machines on demand and without interaction from IT departments.

iOSGuardian brings this same concept to iOS app distribution, allowing administrators to distribute App Store apps and in-house apps to individuals or groups of end users. As new devices are enrolled, the appropriate apps are automatically offered based on smart group settings, ensuring that end users immediately have access to all in-house apps and provisioning profiles with a single tap install. As existing in-house apps are updated or new in-house apps released, users can install updates through the same interface.

Increasing the power of iOSGuardian‘s efficient Self Service interface is the ability to manage Apple Volume Purchase Program manifests and distribute app vouchers to end users. While distributing iOS apps to many devices was previously a time-intensive proposition requiring hands-on management, the Volume Purchase Program allows schools, universities and colleges to purchase apps in bulk. Automating the process of managing and distributing VPP codes, iOSGuardian gives IT administrators the ability to easily manage apps and ensure licensing compliance across thousands of devices from a single console.

Whether created in-house or purchased from the App Store, the broad range of capabilities introduced by apps has played a crucial role in helping iOS devices become valuable assets in the enterprise. With iOSGuardian, app distribution is simple, efficient and enables IT administrators to keep an inventory of the installed apps across their network.

Features

Key Differentiators

Self Service interface Familiar App Store-like Self Service interface unifies app distribution
Highlight important App Store apps Make in-house and App Store apps available to end users for OTA installation via Self Service
Highlight important iBookstore eBooks Scope app recommendations to individual devices, Smart Mobile Device Groups or LDAP groups
Automatically deploy Self Service web clip Install all in-house apps with a single “Install All” button
Automatically deploy Provisioning Profiles If updated versions of in-house apps are available, users will be notified when the Self Service application is launched
Scope app availability by device details and LDAP groups
Scope eBook availability by device details and LDAP groups Distribute Volume Purchase Plan (VPP) codes for recommended apps **
Upload, distribute, manage and track Volume Purchase Program (VPP) codes Easily upload, manage and track VPP codes
Deploy in-house and App Store apps with VPP codes to devices Volume purchasing centralizes accounting
Deploy in-house eBooks and iBookstore eBooks with VPP codes to devices
Automatically deploy App Store apps to iOS 5 devices

**VPP code management capabilities are limited to eligible organizations that have registered for Apple’s Volume Purchase Plan (VPP).

eBook Distribution

Over-the-air (OTA) distribution of in-house and iBookstore eBooks.

iOSGuardian automates distribution of the three major types of eBooks: iBook, ePub, and PDF. Because eBooks are making a big appearance in education, it would be a time-consuming task for IT administrators to manually install eBooks on numerous student iPads. With iOSGuardian, administrators can publish approved eBooks for students to download on their own; continuing to provide assistance for end users, without exhausting IT resources.

Apple’s Volume Purchase Program (VPP) allows organizations to purchase eBooks in bulk and distribute them from a central location. Using iOSGuardian, IT administrators are able to distribute VPP codes so students can redeem them when they download an eBook from the iBookstore.

With Apple’s iBooks Author tool, organizations can now create their own eBooks and distribute them efficiently across school districts. Whether an eBook is created in-house or purchased from the iBookstore, iOSGuardian helps IT departments ensure eBooks are available on-demand, to those who need them.

Features

Key Differentiators

Self Service interface Familiar App Store-like Self Service interface unifies eBook distribution
Highlight important iBookstore eBooks Make in-house and iBookstore eBooks available to end users for OTA installation via Self Service
Automatically deploy Self Service web clip Scope eBook recommendations to individual devices, Smart Mobile Device Groups or LDAP groups
Automatically deploy Provisioning Profiles Distribute Volume Purchase Plan (VPP) codes for recommended eBooks **
Scope eBook availability by device details and LDAP groups Volume purchasing centralizes accounting
Easily upload, distribute, manage and track Volume Purchase Plan (VPP) codes
**VPP code management capabilities are limited to eligible organizations that have registered for Apple’s Volume Purchase Plan (VPP).