Jamf Buys Mondada
for Patch Management
October 2, 2020
Jamf has entered into an agreement
to acquire Mondada, the creator of Kinobi and Kinobi Pro – leading solutions in
patch management for the Apple platform.
Terms of the
transaction were not disclosed.
Mondada, a five-person company based in Melbourne, Australia, was founded in
2009. The company’s Kinobi patch management solutions integrate with Jamf Pro,
allowing organizations to extend Jamf Pro’s built-in patch management
functionality to include all Mac applications within an environment. The Kinobi
solutions aim to help organizations stay secure while taking away the headache
of manually monitoring patch updates. By automating the monitoring and
maintenance of application updates, Kinobi frees up IT to deliver the rich Apple
experience that end users expect and focus on other strategic initiatives.
“Mondada built the Kinobi solution around Apple and Jamf because we believe in
the differentiated power of Jamf’s Apple Enterprise Management platform,” said
Justin Clark, general manager and co-founder, Mondada. “We are confident that
this unique technology will significantly expand and accelerate Jamf's
application lifecycle capabilities in the future.”
Details regarding availability of these capabilities through Jamf will be
announced in the near future.
“We are excited to welcome Kinobi and the Mondada team to the Jamf family.
Together, we will be able to save critical time for IT by streamlining the work
required to maintain or update applications on macOS and provide additional
visibility for compliance and compatibility while maintaining a seamless
end-user experience,” said Jason Wudi, chief technology officer, Jamf.
This transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals and is expected to
close in the fourth quarter.