By Zack Blum, Jesse Endahl, Kenneth Kouot, and Stevie Hryciw
It’s been a busy seven months since we launched last November. Today, we’re excited to unveil what we’ve been working on, and how Fleetsmith helps companies of all sizes manage and protect their fleets.
First, we’re introducing a major change to our pricing: Fleetsmith Free. Fleetsmith Free is exactly what it sounds like—you can use Fleetsmith completely free with up to 10 devices for as long as you need. There’s no device minimum, and no credit card required to sign up.
Fleetsmith Free isn’t a pared down version of our product. It’s the full Fleetsmith experience, free for as long as you need. When you’re ready to manage more devices, all devices are still only $8.25 per device each month when you pay yearly.
Why are we doing this? We think powerful, secure, cloud-based Mac management should be available to everyone, whether or not they have the luxury of big company resources. That’s why we’ve been working hard to prepare Fleetsmith for companies of all sizes—from small teams of five to large teams with hundreds of devices or more.
Security & DevOps apps in the expanded Fleetsmith Catalog
We’ve also been listening to your feedback, and took note of the apps and settings you told us you needed in the Fleetsmith Catalog. Today, the expanded catalog includes new Security & DevOps apps and dozens of other new apps and settings.
Here are a few of the new additions:
All the apps listed above—osquery, Chef, Puppet, Malwarebytes Breach Remediation, and Filebeat—are configurable, meaning they can be configured to fit your company’s deployment type with custom settings. You can also deploy them to your fleet in seconds instead of the hours required for manual setup, and we handle all patching automatically.
In addition to the expanded catalog, we made a bunch of improvements to make Fleetsmith even easier to use. Here are a few highlights:
- We improved fleet insights, so you have a direct, real-time view into unmanaged devices and enforcement of FileVault and Firewall across your fleet.
- We also made improvements to device inventory—in addition to displaying hardware details like custom asset tag and serial number, we now show a device’s Computer Name and hostname.
- We added a product tutorial to guide you from downloading the Fleetsmith Agent to importing users through G Suite, approving devices, and managing apps and settings.
Welcome HackerOne and Fandom
Here’s what Craig Palmer, CEO of Fandom, had to say:
“We chose Fleetsmith because it's more than just a computer management tool for IT—it adds value to the entire business. With all employees on a uniform, up-to-date computing environment, they're able to be more productive. For IT, that also means additional strategic bandwidth.”
We’ve also been able to capture some interesting insights about how our customers are managing and protecting their Mac fleets. 70% of customers have upgraded to macOS Sierra using Fleetsmith, and their most frequently managed apps are FileVault, Firewall, and Google Chrome. It looks like security is top of mind!
We’re incredibly grateful to our customers and the MacAdmin community. They’ve given us invaluable feedback to ensure Fleetsmith is solving the most critical IT and security pain points for anyone in charge of company Macs.
If you made it this far, be sure to check out the new fleetsmith.com. We gave it a refresh to reflect our new company updates—we hope you find it useful and informative.
Next, we plan to continue building features to make Fleetsmith even better. We have big plans for the future of Mac management—if you’re interested in joining our team to tackle the challenge, we’re always hiring!