Apple Silicon (M1) Support

Find out how Automox supports third-party applications on devices with Apple Silicon.

Automox Agent

The Automox agent is currently available on Macs with Apple Silicon (M1). On these systems, the agent operates using Rosetta 2 emulation.

Required Software and Custom Policies

All required software and custom policies should continue to work as expected.

Apple macOS Updates

Currently, macOS updates on M1 hardware will not work when using Automox.

Apple has restricted the softwareupdate command on macOS—for M1 computers only—when using third-party tools. Other patching solutions, in addition to Automox, are also affected by this change. 

Our engineering teams are currently building new functionality in order to adjust to the changes Apple has made.

We are targeting Q3 2021 for full patching support.

Third-Party Software Updates

The following third party application updates are currently supported on macOS:

Software Title
Additional information about software install
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (up to version 20.123.20064)
Adobe Reader
Adobe Air
Adobe Shockwave
Box Drive
Camtasia
Cyberduck
Dropbox
Filezilla
Google Chrome
Google Earth Pro
iTerm2
KeePassXC
Install of Intel version only
LibreOffice
Install of Intel version only
Microsoft Office 365
Microsoft OneDrive
Microsoft Skype
Mozilla Firefox
Mozilla Firefox ESR
Mozilla SeaMonkey
Mozilla Thunderbird
Opera
Sequel Pro
SizeUp
Slack
SnagIt
Sublime Text 3
The Unarchiver
Transmit
Viscosity
VLC Media Player
Install of Intel version only
VMWare Horizon Client
Install of Intel version only
Wireshark
XnView MP
Zoom
Install of Intel version only
Zoom Outlook Plugin

For further questions, contact our support team at support@automox.com.

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