Casper Suite is a suite of software applications written by JAMF Software that allows ITSS to provide an enhanced user experience to Mac OSX and iOS users across UMD.
Casper enabled machines will now have a new Self Service icon in their Menu Bar. This icon is your gateway to content and downloads uniquely offered to Mac users. In addition, Casper allows ITSS to provide:
- Centralized patch management
- Software content
- Enhanced security and uniformity of applications
- Risk mitigation using Whole Disk Encryption (Filevault 2).
- proactive support partner
In addition to the enhanced experience offered to traditional OSX devices, ITSS now has the ability to offer iOS App Deployment and Management. Centralized purchasing of the apps through our Volume Purchase Program negates the need to purchase multiple copies on individual devices. Tax free app purchasing is also now available.
With the exception of certain instances on campus, Casper will not affect the ability of Mac users to run as a local administrator on their machines. Casper truly is an invisible presence on your machine that will assist ITSS in its mandate to provide a safe and secure computer environment while enabling end users to be efficient in their daily tasks.