Prior to using Puppet, managing the Mac OS X systems in our network was a challenge. There was a real lack of visibility the network and their configuration. Puppet has made a real difference to our administrators who were previously having to walk to each Mac and service it individually.
Allan Marcus, Solutions Architect at Los Alamos National Laboratory
Increasingly organizations are moving away from a homogeneous desktop environment. In addition to systems with Microsoft Windows, businesses are using various flavors of Unix including OS X across their environment. These systems can bring lots of advantages in meeting unique user and development needs, but they still need to adhere to corporate standards for security, configuration management and overall IT control. Puppet can help meet your corporate needs for these systems quickly and efficiently.
Whether your challenge is simply gaining visibility into the Mac OS X desktops deployed in your environment, meeting security standards, enforcing least privilege requirements, or simply accelerating administration and updates on these desktops, Puppet helps bring your Mac desktops up to your corporate standards. Puppet allows you to be more efficient in your management of these resources and to take the administration of these systems out of the hands of your end users.