Business is diversifying. New technologies are being integrated, the demand for increased efficiency is increasing, and security is evolving to meet more and more advanced cybersecurity threats. So, how can Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) help you protect the virtual office environment?
Convenience, flexibility, and speed have never been more important in the workplace. And to deliver these benefits, more and more companies are leaning on a virtual office.
But an increasing reliance on technology isn’t all positives. Because – as you continue to manage more and more device types – security also gets increasingly difficult. Overseeing dozens of different asset types, operating systems, etc. is no easy feat. Especially if your IT team is already understaffed or underfunded.
That said, worker demand for support of your new technologies isn’t slowing down or stopping anytime soon. You need streamlined, easy-to-use control systems to secure the virtual office moving forward. And Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) systems are likely your best bet.
By centralizing usage, ownership, location, and a variety of other details about every device into a single management platform, UEM creates a unique digital system that makes your IT security more efficient and effective than ever.
Combining the controls of traditional desktop technologies, mobile devices, and non-traditional assets such as the Internet of Things (IoT) into one virtual office system makes it more convenient for an IT administrator to oversee every aspect of your tech ecosystem. And more visibility means more security because you can see exactly when, where, and how something went wrong.
Unlike traditional IT security that restricts user access and protects network perimeters, UEM gives you a proactive approach. Virtual offices feature embedded protections in request processes, business strategies, and user policies to keep all facets of your tech initiatives safe. By making your security response flexible and configurable, UEM lets you simplify the security of your virtual office – even as it evolves and the devices you choose to use change.
Your Virtual Office Security Demands
Your business demands are growing. Your employees depend on mobile devices and virtual technologies more with each passing day. Unfortunately, traditional IT security solutions can’t keep up. But UEM can – in fact, that’s why these unique platforms were built in the first place.
As companies move away from desktop computers in favor of innovations such as cloud, mobile devices, and wearables, it makes less and less sense to manage security from a traditional standpoint. After all, a virtual office brings new threats into the enterprise equation. But you can’t afford to manage a different security solution for each technology you use.
Because protecting a device isn’t as easy as locking down the network it connects to or the access point it uses. Your workers are using more software products and apps than ever. Your policies may leave security gaps trying to cover devices they weren’t intended to protect upon creation. And the pace of technological development may move faster than the protections keeping you safe.
For anyone tasked with protecting a virtual office, this means security has never been more challenging. Today, it’s tough for any IT staff to keep up with the variety of new devices that need your attention and support. Especially as projects evolve and business goals change.
However, these conditions are also why UEM has been purpose-built to satisfy these advanced demands. UEM was designed to deliver a mobile-first security experience that streamlines all device capacities within a single network. Therefore, these solutions give you the ability to integrate any hardware or software product into one security system. Making IT’s job to protect technology much more efficient and effective.
UEM Security Benefits
Beyond a streamlined virtual office environment that features more advanced security, UEM enables you to do more from a business standpoint. It allows your IT team to work more strategically, and to make your entire workforce more productive.
Infrastructures and workflows made more complex by the wide distribution of technology suddenly become more efficient to manage through centralization. And that means company resources are freed up to focus on outputs – reducing IT costs and resources involved in making end-users more efficient.
But that’s not all. Because a secure UEM can give you:
- Containment technology that more effectively safeguards device data and reduces potential leakage risks
- Better software patching and updating capacities
- More user-friendly app security
- More effective data tracking, management, and security capabilities
- More efficient app and IT resource access
- Streamlined reporting, auditing, and tracking functionalities
According to SecurityIntelligence, more than 80% of virtual offices are using an advanced security solution like UEM to satisfy their device security demands. So, it’s time for you to jump on board and upgrade your virtual office protections too.
Schedule your tour of FileWave’s device management platform to see how we can improve your IT security initiatives today.