SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Fleetsmith, the provider of secure, automated Apple device management, today announced it was named a winner of the 2018 SaaS Awards for "Best SaaS Newcomer" as well as a finalist for "Best Security Innovation in a SaaS product." Now in their third year recognizing innovation in cloud and software solutions across the globe, the SaaS Awards celebrate the brightest and the best in cloud computing.
"We're honored to be recognized by the SaaS Awards—it's evidence of our market leadership and a testament to the progress we've made in our mission to make powerful, secure Apple device management available to everyone," said Zack Blum, Fleetsmith CEO and co-founder.
Fleetsmith automatically manages apps, settings, and security preferences across a company's Apple device fleet, combining world-class product and security engineering with a powerful, intuitive interface. Fleetsmith not only reduces business risk by giving companies insight into the health and security of their Apple devices, but also helps IT departments work more efficiently by automating management and security.
"We reviewed hundreds of global SaaS companies, from established organizations serving many customers to disruptive startups catering to a niche market, and this year's winners really do represent the entire globe," said Larry Johnson, SaaS Awards and Cloud Awards organizer. "Fleetsmith's technology stood out as a necessary solution for modern enterprises."
Fleetsmith was recognized by the 2018 SaaS Awards for being the first modern computer management product ideal for high-growth companies and SMBs. Tasks like setting up new employee devices, OS updates, and enforcing security and compliance settings are time consuming for growing organizations, but critical. By eliminating the grunt work that comes with managing and securing all devices, Fleetsmith saves time for IT and employees, bringing to market new levels of efficiency, cost savings, and security, and it scales smoothly to accommodate business growth.
Fleetsmith was also recognized by the 2018 SaaS Awards for its innovative approach to security. "Secure by design" is a core value at Fleetsmith, meaning security is not an afterthought but an inherent part of the company, its R&D process, and the ways it empowers its customers to take charge of their own security.
This latest recognition builds on Fleetsmith's accelerated company and product momentum. During the last year, Fleetsmith attained notable milestones including:
$7.7 million in Series A funding from Upfront Ventures, Index Ventures, and Harrison Metal to tackle Apple device management and security
The general availability of its flagship product and industry-first automation and security capabilities to provide painless management of Apple devices
Support for Office 365 customers, giving businesses who use Microsoft Azure AD via Microsoft Office 365 a proven solution to manage and protect their fleet of Apple devices
The launch of Fleetsmith Intelligence, the industry's first free product that provides Apple device administrators with real-time visibility and insights across their entire fleet of devices, and the first no-cost solution to include enrollment via Apple's Device Enrollment Program (DEP)
Support for iOS and tvOS device management, extending its Fleetsmith Intelligence and Fleetsmith Managed products to all Apple devices: Macs, iPhones, iPads, and Apple TVs
Fleetsmith automates device setup, fleet intelligence, app and OS updates, and security across a company's Apple device fleet. Founded by former IT and security leaders from Dropbox and Fandom, Fleetsmith combines world-class product and security engineering with a powerful, intuitive interface that makes advanced Apple device management available for everyone. Fleetsmith is based in San Francisco and backed by Index Ventures, Harrison Metal, and Upfront Ventures. Try it for free at fleetsmith.com.
About the SaaS Awards
The SaaS Awards is a sister program to the Cloud Awards, which was founded in 2011. The SaaS Awards focuses on recognizing excellence and innovation in software solutions.
About the Cloud Awards
The Cloud Awards is an international program which has been recognizing and honoring industry leaders, innovators and organizational transformation in cloud computing since 2011. The awards are open to large, small, established and start-up organizations from across the entire globe, with an aim to find and celebrate the pioneers who will shape the future of the Cloud. Categories include the Software as a Service award, Most Promising Start-Up, and "Best in Mobile" Cloud Solution.
Finalists are selected by a judging panel of international industry experts. For more information about the Cloud Awards and SaaS Awards, please visit https://www.cloud-awards.com/.