Getting Started with the Modern Client Management

This section introduces the Modern Client Management (MCM) concepts, terminology, and explains how to get started with using the feature.

With MCM for BigFix 10, you can extend the management capabilities to modern devices by leveraging MDM technology. BigFix 10 provides visibility into modern devices that do not have a BigFix agent installed along with traditional devices that have BigFix agent installed by using a single tool. You can control the security and configuration settings through MDM policies and actions.

BigFix 10 facilitates the management of modern clients in your environment in the following ways:

Deploy BigFix agent
With BigFix 10 MCM, you can deploy BigFix agents on the enrolled macOS or Windows 10 devices.
Device inventory
With BigFix 10, you can view critical device information in the device list, regardless of whether the information is pulled from the native BigFix agent, MDM, or cloud instances.
Simplified Device Representations
On the WebUI, an icon indicates the type of each device on your network (native , cloud , or MDM ). When an endpoint has more than one representation, it shows multiple icons. A device that has multiple representations is called a correlated device.
Device Management
MDM provides additional capabilities and policies to help manage modern desktops such as macOS and Windows 10. You can apply these policies and capabilities that are captured in new BigFix artifacts called Policies.
Policy Management
MDM allows you to set common passcode policies, restriction policies, and certificate policies across your Windows 10 and macOS devices. You can also manage full disk access and kernel extensions policies in macOS devices.
Management of MDM devices
MDM supports actions such as lock, wipe, restart, shutdown, and remove policies.

For details on prerequisites Modern Client Management (MCM), see the BigFix Modern Client Management Admin Guide.