Fleet Unveils The First Ever Open Source, Cross-Platform Device Management Platform

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Using a REST API, a programmable high-visibility platform with an easy dashboard and a dev-first approach offers mobile workstation security.

Fleet, today announced the release of a new programmable MDM that is intended to give medium- to large-sized businesses control over the security of distant workstations with unmatched GitOps and workflow automation. Because Fleet is an open-source MDM, it is not only more affordable for businesses looking to cut costs, but it also gives users the freedom to customise the platform to suit their needs without incurring extra costs or delays.

Fleet can be easily set up to share data across teams and is seamlessly linked with third-party platforms and DevOps processes via a REST API. Fleet offers out-of-the-box support for macOS, Windows, Linux, and ChromeOS. This makes it simple for IT engineers and administrators to access data, conduct queries, and modify the application development and delivery procedures. Additionally, it offers two-way transparency, enabling organisations to build and sustain employee confidence while preserving data security by letting end users see what is being watched.

The new platform’s salient features are as follows:

  • A consensus paradigm driven by GitOps allows for close coordination between the security, developer, and operations teams while ensuring the secure deployment of delicate write operations.
  •  “Bring your own” scripting and packaging tool features allow IT to utilise the tools they are accustomed to using while making sure organisational requirements are satisfied.
  • IT never needs to worry about whether the configuration made it to the machine thanks to closed-loop feedback on deployments.

IT can manage devices with Fleet’s user-friendly dashboard’s one-click visibility and management from any place or platform. It allows for remote locks and wipes, all of the CIS critical security controls for Mac and Windows, automatic enrollment of new employees with Okta or any identity provider, IT management of software updates and patching with any software manager (Puppet, Munki, Chef, etc.), disc encryption (for macOS using Apple FileVault). Additionally, Fleet enables numerous user accounts and thorough activity audits, allowing teams to seamlessly exchange data across departments without worrying about security or privacy issues.

Based on the open source project osquery, Wasserman founded Fleet while still employed by Meta in 2014. In 2016, Wasserman co-founded Kolide, and he also developed Fleet, an open source platform that facilitated osquery adoption in businesses. In 2019, the Fleet community took over project maintenance, with Wasserman acting as the primary maintainer. In 2020, Wasserman teamed up with FleetDM CEO Mike McNeil, who announced the company would become independent in November of that year. After announcing its Series A fundraising round in 2022, Fleet today has more than 1.6 million computers signed up worldwide, including those used by businesses, governments, startups, families, and hobbyists.

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