Apple, Hackers And MSPs: 5 Questions With Addigy CEO Jason Dettbarn
Dettbarn, whose company specializes in Apple device management software, speaks with CRN about the recent iMessage exploit, Apple’s product announcements this week and Addigy’s expanded efforts with managed services providers.
Eye On Apple
In a busy week for Apple news, Addigy CEO Jason Dettbarn shared his perspective with CRN on the iMessage exploit that Apple patched on Monday and the announcements at Apple’s fall product event Tuesday. Miami-based Addigy is a maker of Apple device management software that covers Apple operating systems including macOS, iOS and iPadOS. The company has been growing fast thanks both to rising demand for Apple devices in businesses and to Addigy’s differentiators, such as capabilities to remotely push out configurations to Macs—a popular feature for hybrid workforces. “We’ve had our fourth consecutive record quarter in a row—breaking new records every quarter,” Dettbarn told CRN on Wednesday. “A key part of that is expansion with the MSP side of the house.”
To accelerate Addigy’s growth, the company in August announced a partnership with cloud-focused distributor Pax8. Speaking to CRN, Dettbarn discussed the push with managed services providers and Pax8 in addition to weighing in on the latest Apple news from the past week. He also offered his view at what’s coming next from Apple with the expected launch of M1X-powered MacBook Pro models within weeks.
What follows are Dettbarn’s comments on those topics shared with CRN.