Nowadays, corporate data is under constant threat, as it can be manipulated, overwritten, published and/or sold through unsolicited access by third parties. Apple's supervised setting is a special configuration mode that uses certain accesses to monitor iOS devices to provide greater data security to Apple devices. As a result, these devices qualify for secure use in a corporate context. Strict guidelines for the protection of sensitive data can thus be adhered to without individual employees being solely responsible.
With the supervised configuration, device usage can be channelled for business-specific processes, increasing productivity and reducing costs, while protecting company data and ultimately the employer and his employees. This helps prevent the loss of personal information and the resulting problems such as legal disputes, damaged reputation or existential concerns.
Which devices allow the supervised feature?
The supervised configuration can be executed on any Apple device. These devices already have numerous hidden tools in their operating system, which increase the security of the device. However, they can only be used in supervised mode and this mode is normally set to inactive. The supervised configuration is therefore a permission to enable these functions.
What are the differences to unsupervised mode?
In the following the most important features of a supervised vs. an unsupervised iOS device are shown: