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Helping Organizations Succeed with Apple: From Scrappy Startup to Enterprise Elite

Jamf, the standard in Apple Enterprise Management, extends the legendary Apple experience people love to businesses, schools and government organizations through its software solutions and the more than 100,000 members of Jamf Nation, the world’s largest community of Apple IT administrators.

Jamf was born from the desire to create a better technology management solution for the hundreds of Mac devices on the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire (UWEC) campus. As a student at UWEC, Zach Halmstad, Jamf co-founder worked full-time in the IT department deploying, updating and tracking over 400 student and faculty Mac computers.

After years of wishing there was a smarter, more efficient way of doing his job, he decided to create one himself. As Halmstad worked, went to class and studied, he coded a solution that revolutionized Apple management and changed the perception of Apple in education and enterprises around the world. Halmstad then met Chip Pearson, a Minneapolis IT consultancy leader, in 2002.


Around the same time Halmstad and Pearson met, Apple was leading an industry transformation. Through its focus on creating a superior consumer experience, Apple has revolutionized the way people access and utilize technology. Employees have come to expect the same high-quality Apple user experience at work as they enjoy in their personal lives, but oftentimes these expectations are not met due to organizations using legacy, Windows-centric solutions or not offering their employees a choice in their workplace technology.

Jamf has a straight-forward mission:Help organizations succeed with Apple.
Jamf helps organizations, including businesses, hospitals, schools and government agencies, connect, manage and protect Apple products, apps and corporate resources in the cloud without ever having to touch the devices. Jamf solutions are purpose-built to provide both technical and non-technical IT personnel with a single software platform to administer their end-users’ Apple devices, while preserving the legendary Apple experience end users have come to expect.

  • Jamf Connect: Provides secure user login and resource access with a single identity.
  • Jamf Pro: Purpose-built enterprise device management, delivering everything IT needs to maximize Apple investments.
  • Jamf Now: Simplified Apple device management so organizations can set up, manage and secure Apple devices with ease.
  • Jamf School: Device management for modern classrooms and includes Teacher, Parent, and Student apps to simplify education technology workflows.
  • Jamf Protect: Safeguards Mac users from malware and costly breaches with on-device activity analysis and real-time alerts to proactively block, isolate or remediate threats.

Today, more than 38,000 global customers rely on Jamf. This includes:

  • 8 out of 10 largest companies, as ranked by the Fortune 500
  • 23 of 25 most valuable global brands, as ranked by Forbes
  • 10 of 10 best global universities, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report
  • 9 of 10 largest U.S. banks, by total assets according to bankrate.com

With 1,100+ employees in 10 different countries—and strategic partnerships and integrations with Microsoft, Google, Okta and many others—Jamf is positioned to remain the standard for Apple in the enterprise.

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