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Managing iOS Devices with OS X Lion Server by Arek Dreyer

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Why Use the Lion Server Profile Manager?

For just the cost of Lion Server (and optionally a signed SSL certificate from a trusted Certificate Authority), you have the ability to manage your users’ iOS devices for three main purposes:

• Help your users access resources

• Restrict users from prohibited activity

• Enforce security, including the ability to remotely lock, and in the worst case, wipe (erase the contents of) an iOS device

If the Profile Manager’s Mobile Device Management features don’t meet your needs, plenty of commercial products offer more features, such as more robust reporting capability and dedicated technical support. Apple provides a list of third-party MDM products at www.apple.com/ipad/business/integration/mdm/. However, ...

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