5 Ways a UEM Protects You and Your Business

28 July 2020 | Posted by Josh Paine

Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) solutions are quickly becoming essential for global enterprises. 

As part of managed mobility services, a managed UEM solution provides the consolidated platform to support, manage, and control your entire network of mobile devices, from a single centralized location. Nearly two-thirds (64%) of employees use a company approved device for work as part of a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy. 

UEM’s give these end-users the flexibility to work with the device of their choice, while remaining secure and protected from any potential security threats. A managed UEM is essential for global enterprises and helps to support a diverse mobile environment. 

Here are five benefits of a UEM and how it can help protect you and your business.

1. Enhanced IT Security and Admin

UEM solutions provide the tools to manage security across your entire ecosystem of devices, rather than managing each device separately.

With a UEM, your entire network of devices can be managed and controlled from a single portal, and administrators can then implement a common set of processes to ensure components are continuously updated. This helps devices stay compliant.

For your employees, a UEM system ensures that regardless of what device they’re using, company issued or personal, they have the means to carry out their tasks safely and securely. This gives your workforce the flexibility to work on multiple devices without hassle. 

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2. Managed Endpoint Complexity

Endpoint management is a considerable challenge for many businesses. The variety of operating systems, devices, configurations, and security protocols make it difficult for organisations to manage each and every unique system on their network.

A UEM helps mitigate this by making sure all endpoints adhere to the same standard network security policy. This ensures consistency across all devices, and reduces the amount of maintenance, installation, and time that's spent keeping each individual device updated.

3. Complete Threat Monitoring

Security threats can cause issues at any endpoint in your IT infrastructure. And as there's often sensitive company data stored on your employee's devices, the potential for breaches means it's essential that they're constantly monitored for any issues. 

Most UEM solutions include threat monitoring tools that allow you to scan through every endpoint and device across your entire infrastructure. Helping you identify any harmful malware, viruses, or security issues.

In addition, if your UEM has the capability, it can resolve issues and apply fixes automatically, as soon as problems are discovered, and prevents them from causing further harm to your systems. 

4. Improved Accessibility

Aside from streamlining device management for your IT department, a UEM has considerable benefits for the end-users too.

With complete UEM security in place, employees can use any device and platform they choose, and still have the same quick access to enterprise content and files. This gives them more control over how and where they work, empowering them to make better decisions and be more productive and agile. 

By using a UEM system, your IT teams can apply your organization's networks to remote devices, enabling safe and secure data access for employees. If your teams are in different locations - or working remotely - this method provides a secure, easy, and consistent way to access data.

If your users encounter any issues, IT operators can fix devices remotely, and install any updates in the background. This helps remove their worries about fixing devices themselves, and as their always connected to the central platform, they can work independently, knowing they have the support if they need it.    

5. Higher Visibility 

For admins, a UEM gives them access to a unified platform in which to operate and manage. All of your organization's sensitive data is encrypted and only accessible through specific profiles.

With managed UEM, enterprises can keep track of their inventory, usage, and much more from one central location. This provides better visibility and ample opportunity to spot cost optimization possibilities - an indispensable feature for businesses with complex device networks. With quick access to relevant data for the right personnel, your teams can troubleshoot problems easily and fix issues faster.

It's Time to Better Manage Your UEM

Global organizations can benefit from the security provisions that a managed UEM can provide. Such as greater control over IT, tighter security, and streamlined access for users.

What's more, businesses are harnessing the power of UEM to better manage devices across their globally-reaching and remote teams - making it a convenient solution that's likely to become a necessity in the future. Enterprises can leverage global support for all of their devices, and deliver a great mobile experience while staying secure. 

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