What is Unified Endpoint Management?

The evolution of cloud-enabled business tools in the modern workplace leads to more devices and endpoints to be managed and secured in order to protect and safeguard company data.

Think of servers, computers, tablets, IoT devices, smartphones, virtual machines (VMs), laptops and more. Think corporate-owned devices and personal devices (bring-your-own-device or BYOD policy), as well as various system interfaces and configurations (Android vs iOS/macOS, Windows vs Linux).

This is where unified endpoint management (UEM) comes in. IT management can control all the devices involved in the business from one central location through the UEM ecosystem.

Previously, IT administrators had to deal with siloed systems that comprised of enterprise mobility management (EMM), mobile device management (MDM), and client management.

However, the increase in the number of network devices has rendered the above cumbersome and challenging to manage, especially when data security is concerned.

Fortunately, UEM combines enterprise mobility, device management and client administration. The single-focused approach of UEM brings device administration, application management, data security and compliance in one flexible cross-platform.

Firsthand, monitoring the complexity of network devices from a single console makes the process easier to oversee and more transparent. The ability to administer multiple categories of devices under one roof leads to improved productivity, better control and data security policy.

With UEM, IT administrators gain increased visibility over all network devices with end-user support. Multiple benefits show UEM as a more efficient solution of managing endpoints than MDM, for example, through diversified endpoint management automation and system inclusion.

A unified approach to endpoint management can bridge the gap between modern and legacy systems, remove all inconsistencies, and streamline device management processes like automatic system updates and security upgrades. The goal is to ensure all devices are in sync and safeguarded against cyberattacks and other data security threats.

Strategix can assist your business to create seamless communication and collaboration while maintaining the security and integrity of systems and data. Contact Strategix for more information.

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