Welcome to part one of our series on Unified Endpoint Management!
- Do you ever worry about endpoint security?
- Are you worried that there may be cracks in your endpoint management strategy that could increase the likelihood of a data breach?
- Would you like to see how you could improve your infrastructure efficiency while reducing costs and manhours?
Unified Endpoint Management is one possible solution, and the first step in resolving these questions is identifying unseen issues and opportunities for improvement in your infrastructure.
In this series, we’re going to introduce the categories of our infrastructure maturity model “roadmap”. This roadmap is our model for analyzing client infrastructures and knowing the optimal areas for improvement.
In this post you’ll learn about:
- What is Unified Endpoint Management?
- Why should you care about Unified Endpoint Management?
- Our UEM maturity model phases and categories.
- An overview of how Model puts all those things together into a cohesive UEM solution that allows you to manage your endpoints and improve your infrastructure.
What is Unified Endpoint Management?
UEM is a single platform for management of devices. Devices could be anything from an Android tablet to an iPhone, an iPad, Windows desktops, Windows laptops, et cetera.
The standard definition of UEM is as follows:
A single platform for management of devices such as phones, tablets, laptops, and desktops supporting many different use cases.
At Model, we take that definition and we expand upon it a little bit:
A collection of processes supported by technology for the management of devices such as phones, tablets, laptops, and desktops supporting many different use cases coupled with well-defined processes, molded to your organization’s security and application needs, to enable productivity while reducing potential security risks.
We look at the universal definition and add “good, well-defined processes.” It can’t just be any process, it must be molded to your organization’s security and application needs to enable productivity and reduce risk.
Why Should You Care About Unified Endpoint Management?
Why you should care about UEM? The four main reason are:
- Increased Productivity: You want to be able to quickly enable productivity. Whether the devices are inside or outside of your organization, you want to minimize the setup configuration assistance required for those devices. Doing that with a Unified Endpoint Management platform makes things a lot easier.
- Centralized Analytics: You want to be able to define and consume key analytics about your organization, data access, and the devices being used.
- Increased Security: We all want to increase our security posture nowadays with things like application containerization, conditional access policies, and a generally more holistic view of endpoint security management.
- Improved End-User Experience: We want to be able to properly support our workforce. Our workforce has changed drastically over the last year, and being able to support them is a key component for a device management strategy.
What this really means and why we really care about UEM is that we want to:
- Save money
- Save time
- Improve user experience
- Have a unified view of all of our assets in the organization
- Reduce our risk
Management services, you can visit our managed services page.