In recent years, Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) has integrated security into endpoint management. So, how does UEM help IT teams like yours?
If you work in IT, COVID-19 and the ‘new normal’ of business has taught us many things. There are more people working from home than ever before. For most teams, that means satisfying new technology needs and rethinking traditional endpoint management solutions.
The biggest lesson we’ve learned, though, is that it’s a mistake to let remote workers figure things out for themselves. Especially when it comes to how their devices are managed and secured. Today’s employees should never feel like they’re being spied on by a big brother-esque IT initiative – and managing devices from a single Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) product is something that makes this possible.
But UEM doesn’t just benefit your users. If anything, this management tool gives you the lion’s share of business advantages. So, how does UEM help IT teams work smarter, faster, and more stress-free to support remote employees?
How Does UEM Help IT Teams?
Since 2018, UEM has tightly integrated security into endpoint management – giving IT the most comprehensive solution for protecting all devices from a single platform. And for professionals like you, UEM represents an evolution that gives you a more convenient and seamless way to work every day.
But that’s not all. This cutting-edge combination of Mobile Device Management (MDM), Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM), Mobile Application Management (MAM), and client management capabilities helps your IT team in six specific ways:
#1. Threat Detection
Today, the average employees owns six or seven devices – and that creates the potential for lots of trouble if your team doesn’t have visibility into vulnerabilities across the entire enterprise IT environment. However, UEM solves this issue by providing endpoint management protections for all corporate data and applications – regardless of which device they’re installed or accessed on.
Integrated threat detection, blacklisting, and whitelisting capabilities also enable UEM to identify and eliminate security gaps before an attack can ever take advantage.
#2. Data Loss Prevention
As you already know, sometimes your employees can be IT’s worst enemy. Human error is responsible for most data loss incidents, but fortunately UEM can help you here too. By automatically enforcing installation of antivirus and other essential security software and ensuring they stay where they are, FileWave’s Patented Self-Healing technology reduces help desk calls and keeps mission-critical applications in place by automatically repairing corrupted files, or reinstalling missing software. As COVID-19 keeps your teams away from the office, an effective data security solution like UEM has never been more necessary.
#3. Dynamic Grouping and Distribution
Through UEM, your organization can quickly and safely distribute information to any device from anywhere at any time. Similarly, your people can be grouped based on criteria of your team’s choosing so no user slips through the cracks and fails to receive the access they need.
For you, these endpoint management solutions make it possible to assign emails, calendars, and contacts to a specific user profile – saving you time and helping IT drive communication and growth across all departments.
#4. Business and Legal Compliance
With regulations like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) in effect, it’s never been more challenging to ensure business and legal compliance across your devices. Unless you implement a UEM.
These IT management tools can automatically scan devices to confirm whether or not they adhere to company-specific compliance policies – as well as triggering notifications and updates to any found noncompliant.
#5. Remote Worker Support
When your employees are working from home, it’s impossible for them to walk into your office to ask for help. UEM gives them a dedicated support system that’s always available. Through real-time screen sharing and device control from a single platform, UEM makes remote troubleshooting an easy experience for everyone involved.
And for IT, these endpoint management solutions deliver added functionality to these tasks. UEM makes it possible to freeze and take over devices, assess precisely why it’s not working, and virtually send the fix to minimize downtime.
#6. BYOD Enablement
While it’s not ideal, you can assume your coworkers are likely using at least one personal device to get work done. And that poses a serious security threat your team may not be equipped to handle. However, BYOD policies are something that UEM fully supports. The right UEM solution will provide the ability to blacklist devices that do not meet the minimum security requirement set in your BYOD policy. Other perks to look for include self-service IT so that BYOD users can download pre-approved software, documents, and more without helpdesk requests.
How does Filewave’s UEM capabilities help IT teams? Sign up for a free, engineer-led demo today to deliver simplicity, security, and savings to your business.