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Level 9

EMM installation/configuration

Hi all,

I am totally new to this product....

I have been tasked to install and setup EMM 9.7.1 to control tablets (android + ipad) in the organisation (+/- 600 users). We will roll out no more than 50 tablet devices.

I am still thinking which model I should choose (basic or enahnced). Few Qs as I go along the documentation (could only find EMM 9.6 pdf).

1) What would the risks be if I configured Basic Security Mode?

2) Is there any integration between EMM and ePO? We are running ePO 4.5 at the moment;

3)  Can I install EMM and then later add the Apple MDM certificate, as we have not enrolled to the Developers Program yet;

Help is much appreciate

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Level 9

Re: EMM installation/configuration

I'll answer 2 & 3:

2. Yes, you should see the ePO extension available for download

3. You no longer need to enroll in the developer program to get an MDM cert.  See

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Level 12

Re: EMM installation/configuration

Ill answer 1.

In basic mode you are putting all of your data and the components that communicate with your exchange server, SQL server, ad server and potentially pki server on the same server that is directly accessible from the web.  If someone hacks your web server they now have access to all of those servers.

In enhanced mode the web server is in the dmz and can only communicate with the hub server (the one that talks to all of your other servers) via ssl.  That is because the you set the firewall you put between the dmz and the hub server to only allow ssl traffic.  Now if they hack your web server they also have to hack your firewall and then your hub server before they can do any real damage.  It is immensely more secure.

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