• UEM - Securing the Blind Spots in Device & Endpoint Management Dec 14, 2018
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    In the wake of digital transformation, it’s safe to assume that there are as many connected devices (if not more) as there are connected humans. That’s because the only means, in a world that revels in its technological innovations - each better and more advanced than the last, through which people can stay connected is technology. And this is true for both individuals and businesses.

    In a place and time such as this, where workforces are becoming mobile, the use of wearables is on the rise and employees are bringing their own devices to work, security concerns are skyrocketing. Regardless of whether users are aware of this or not, business-critical data is being transferred from one touchpoint to another - data that can be and is being analysed to discern patterns, trends and behaviours; data that competitors can benefit a lot from.

    And factually speaking, there’s simply no way to avoid this. Because, today, productivity is a function of mobility. Moreover, it’s not just about information security either - there is the matter of managing and monitoring the hundreds of endpoints that capture and transmit data, too. With the use of mobile devices snowballing, the issues organizations face when it comes predictive maintenance or keeping devices configured and updated as required, whenever required, cannot be ignored.

    Now, since IoT has become an ‘everyday’ aspect of life and enterprises can no longer survive without mobility solutions, why not get them both to work in sync. This is exactly what UEM (Unified Endpoint Management) does. As a solution, it strives to bring all mobile devices and endpoints under one umbrella in a secure, cohesive and user-centric manner by removing silos and redundancies.

    UEM relies on MDM APIs in mobiles and desktop operating systems to combine traditional client management of laptops and desktops with a new EMM framework, enabling IT admins to deliver consistent experiences across endpoints. It also allows them to secure devices and manage device life-cycles through a web console.

    Precisely why it can do businesses a world of good. Let’s take a look.
    • Increased Visibility (in terms of security & compliance) - Most enterprises don’t have enough visibility into their endpoints. This calls for users to manage their devices proactively, making remote users vulnerable. UEM allows business to manage and monitor endpoints remotely, so security features can be enabled even before users receive their devices.

    • Reduced Costs - Earlier, IT components usually worked in silos. Unified Endpoint Management allows IT personnel to manage multiple endpoints simultaneously and ensure an optimized and standardized experience across devices, reducing redundancies, and thus, operational costs.

    • Better Control - Dissatisfactory user experience leads increased support costs. A universal platform allows users to work without troubleshooting restrictions or access requirements. Easy access, in turn, improves productivity.
    According to a recent report, the number of connected devices being used across the world will cross 50 billion by 2020. So the only way businesses can be future-ready is by embracing UEM as the modern way of managing endpoints and mobile devices.
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