Unified endpoint management (UEM) solutions allow organizations to monitor and manage all PC and mobile devices connected to their network. They combine more traditional mobile device management (MDM) and client management tools (CMTs) to provide a single management interface for all connected endpoints. This makes UEM a lot more efficient than legacy endpoint management tools in terms of simplicity, cost and strain on IT infrastructure.
A UEM solution must be able to provide a centralized view of all devices connected to the organization’s network and enable the management of these devices, including Windows, Mac and Chrome operating system controls but also iOS and Android controls for mobile devices. This is more important now than ever in a world where increasingly more people are turning to remote or hybrid work and, as such, are using personal cell phones and tablets to be able to work from anywhere. Because these devices tend to be less secure than corporate-issued machines, it’s crucial that organizations are able to detect vulnerabilities amongst them and protect against potential attacks against them.
As well as a general overview, the strongest UEM solutions provide useful analytics and insights into device usage, including what apps are being used and why, to help the organization configure usage policies and implement any necessary security measures to protect devices connected to the network. Some UEM solutions are designed to take this a step further, supporting the implementation of security measures based on the UEM’s analyses by integrating easily with unified endpoint security (UES) and access management tools. Some of the vendors featured on this list offer their own UES solutions; others have designed their management solutions to be compatible with other third-party endpoint security tools.
In this article, we’ll explore the top unified endpoint management solutions designed to help organizations monitor the endpoints connected to their network. These solutions offer a range of capabilities, including compliance reporting, advanced user authentication, application isolation and controls, and even threat detection and remediation. We’ll give you some background information on the provider and the key features of each solution, as well as the type of customer that they are most suitable for.