macGuardian
Performance Enhancement Package

Full service management using the Casper Suite.

With the ability to modify end-user environments and Managed Preferences from a central location, your IT department can to respond to a variety of demands as rapidly as they arise. macGuardian manages both system and user-level preferences through a simple user interface, scoping preferences to Computer Groups, User Groups from a directory service, Buildings, or Departments. Managed Preferences (also known as MCX) allow you to natively enforce the individual settings on any client computer.

Changing passwords for both user and administrator accounts is crucial to the security maintenance of your computing environment. The ability to determine when screensavers are activated and set password requirements to wake up computers can greatly strengthen security. In addition, the ability to sleep or shut down idle machines can be helpful to those organizations trying to combat rising energy costs.

The control of end-user environments is important to maintaining continuity and keeping machines clean, especially in educational environments. By resetting user environment settings upon login or logout, managers of kiosk machines can keep computers fresh and uniform from user to user.

Key Features

Key Differentiators

Remote execution of scripts Scope based Settings Management defined defined by User, Group, Department, Location or LDAP group
Management of local printers Over 400 Managed Preferences templates
Addition or removal of items in end user Docks Creation, application, enforcement and reporting on Managed Preferences via Apple’s native MCX
Creation or deletion of local accounts Self Service Portal allowing end users to initiate installation
Resetting of passwords on local accounts
Cache flushing
Permission fixing
Computer Name resetting
Verification of Startup Disk
Configure FileVault 2 settings
FileVault 2 automation
Certificate-based communication to validate and authenticate messages sent from jamf binary
Run remote lock, remote wipe, and remote unmanage commands on Mac OS X 10.7 computers
Searching for File by Path
Searching for File by Name
Spotlight searching
Execution of UNIX commands
Scope based Settings Management defined defined by User, Group, Department, Location or LDAP group
Open Firmware/EFI password management
Over 400 Managed Preferences templates
Creation, application, enforcement and reporting on Managed Preferences via Apple’s native MCX
Deploy Configuration Profiles
Self Service portal allowing end users to initiate installation