Fleetsmith launched in 2016 with a mission to handle Apple units within the cloud. It simplified an IT exercise that had beforehand been complicated with assist from Apple’s Device Enrollment Program. Over the final yr, the startup has beefed up its providing significantly, and at this time it introduced a $30 million Series B spherical led by Menlo Ventures.
Tiger Global Management, Upfront Ventures and Harrison Metal additionally participated. Under the phrases of the deal Naomi Pilosof Ionita, a accomplice at Menlo will be a part of the corporate board. Her colleague Matt Murphy will change into a board observer. With at this time’s announcement, the startup has now raised over $40 million, based on information equipped by the corporate.
Company co-founder and CEO Zack Blum says the unique mission was about fixing a ache level he and his co-founders have been feeling round discovering a contemporary method to managing Apple units. “From a customer perspective, they can ship devices directly to their employees. The employee unwraps it, connects to WiFi and the device is enrolled automatically in Fleetsmith,” Blum defined.
He says that this automated method, mixed with the product’s safety and intelligence capabilities signifies that IT doesn’t have to fret about units being registered and up-to-date, no matter the place an worker occurs to be on this planet.
It has moved from fixing that downside for SMBs to having a broader mission for firms of all sizes, particularly these with distributed work forces, who can profit from enrolling on this automated vogue from wherever. Once enrolled, firms can push safety updates to the entire firm’s workers and pressure updates if desired (or a minimum of ship robust reminders to keep away from updating in the course of a shopper assembly).
Over the final yr, the corporate developed a dashboard for IT to watch the entire units below its administration, together with offering an total well being rating with any potential issues it has discovered. For instance, there could also be plenty of MacBook Pros with out disk encryption enabled.
The dashboard ties into the identification administration part of Office 365 and G Suite. IT can import the worker listing into the dashboard from both instrument, and workers can signal into Fleetmsith with both set of credentials, offering a fast option to handle all of workers in a corporation.
Fleetsmith has additionally arrange a accomplice program with Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to develop its attain additional. MSPs handle IT for SMBs and constructing a…