Apple has acquired Fleetsmith which has its own Apple Device Management Software
Apple has announced the acquisition of Fleetsmith, a San Francisco-based company that specializes in Apple devices management software. Fleetsmith was founded in 2016 and specializes in enterprise device management software.
It had received a $30 million Series B funding last year to expand its Apple device management Software. The Fleetsmith software offers enterprises a one-stop solution for managing all the Apple devices they have. The services include patching, intelligence. and security for Macs, iPhones, iPads, and Apple TV devices. It can be used by enterprises to make sure their employees don’t waste time on social media websites or chatting during work. It also provides enterprises with a central system to patch all Apple devices with software updates and security fixes.
“We’re thrilled to join Apple. Our shared values of putting the customer at the center of everything we do without sacrificing privacy and security means we can truly meet our mission, delivering Fleetsmith to businesses and institutions of all sizes, around the world,” Fleetsmith said in a blog post.
Apple is said to have shelled out nearly $100 million for Fleetsmith though details are sketchy at this point. Fleetsmith’s website now proudly proclaims “Fleetsmith is now part of Apple.”
Fleetsmith says it will continue to service the existing customers. Fleetsmith had recently made it to the CNBC’s upstart 100 list for most promising startups.