General Requirements

  • Target computers with macOS 10.13 or later

  • An internet browser for access to the Jamf Protect web app


    Google Chrome, Safari, or Firefox are recommended.

  • Full disk access granted for the Jamf Protect agent on computers

  • Communication through port 443 available


    On macOS 10.13.4 or earlier, port 8883 is used by default.

MDM Requirements

If using an MDM solution, granting Jamf Protect full disk access is recommended. You can grant full disk access via a computer configuration profile with Apple's Privacy Preference Policy Control (PPPC) payload. Jamf provides the following ways to deploy this PPPC profile:

  • As a payload that is automatically included in a downloaded plan.

  • As a separate configuration profile that you can download by navigating to Administrative > Downloads, and then upload to an MDM solution or install locally.

  • Directly in Jamf Pro by navigating to Settings > Computer Management > Security.

macOS 10.15.0 Features

The following Jamf Protect features use the Apple's Endpoint Security Framework on macOS 10.15.0 or later and cannot be used on computers with previous versions of macOS.

  • Threat Prevention

    For more information, see Threat Prevention.

  • Built-in analytics that monitor Gatekeeper and Malware Removal Tool (MRT) events.

    For more information, navigate to Dashboards > Apple Security in the Jamf Protect web app.

  • The Jamf Protect system extension

SIEM Requirements

If using a security information and event management (SIEM) solution to store security information with Jamf Protect, you must create or determine an appropriate endpoint to use for communication between the Jamf Protect agent and your SIEM.

Work with your IT administrator to determine or create an SIEM endpoint.

If you use Splunk in your environment, see Splunk Integration with Jamf Protect.