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Apple Configurator

This definition is part of our Essential Guide: Enterprise mobile security smackdown: iOS vs. Android vs. Windows
Contributor(s): Colin Steele

Apple Configurator is a free Mac OS X tool for configuring and deploying iOS devices in the enterprise by using a physical USB connection.

The main purpose of the Apple Configurator app is to allow IT administrators configure settings on iPhones and iPads before rolling them out to end users. Administrators can create configuration profiles, import existing profiles from the iPhone Configuration Utility, install specific operating system versions and enforce mobile device security policies.

The Apple Configurator tool also provides some basic mobile device management (MDM) capabilities, including device wipe

TJ Houston provides a overview of Apple Configurator.

This was last updated in December 2012

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