The A to Z of Unified Endpoint Management (UEM)

11. August 2020

With an ever-growing pool of devices being used in businesses worldwide, from tablets, wearables and IoT devices, the complexity and security dedicated to endpoint management is becoming ever more complex. This is not only increasing the time and resources needed to effectively manage but also raising the potential risk of a cyberattack on your organisation. 

That being the case, it makes sense from an efficiency, cost and security perspective to work alongside a professional Managed Services Provider (MSP) to establish control over your company’s endpoints whilst also ensuring the security of your IT infrastructure.

By working with an MSP like Redpalm, you gain access to our  Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) suite, to centralise the maintenance and management of all devices on your network.

This suite also offers unified endpoint security, assisting in protecting all your endpoints from an array of digital threats like malicious data and network breaches.

There’s a lot to take in, which is why our experts at Redpalm have put together this guide for you to explain the A-Z of Unified Endpoint Management.

Let’s dive in.

 

What is UEM?

UEM is the natural evolution of client management, Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM), and Mobile Device Management (MDM). Simply, it is an umbrella management system for handling and securing all your business’ devices and networks from a centralised database.

It also handles policy compliance, resource usage, productivity, and security of all your endpoints, irrespective of the model or device type.

With Redpalm, you gain access to a robust UEM suite to take the pressure off your IT team, offering a single console to manage all your intricate networks and IoT devices. Additionally, our UEM solutions assist in improving the scope of your data security and device administration.

 

What Are the Benefits of Unified Endpoint Management?

Managing an ever-increasing number of endpoints, organisations can find it difficult to manage their teams and IT networks efficiently. This is why working with a professional IT company like Redpalm can maintain team efficiency as well as prevent running costs from spiralling, making sure all your endpoints are being managed and updated correctly.

With Redpalm’s UEM solutions, you can track, update and monitor all devices on your network instantaneously from a single interface, freeing the IT team to utilise their time in more productive areas. 

Here are a few more benefits of our unified endpoint management:

 

Easy Onboarding

With our UEM suite, your organisation can push out new applications, device updates, and policies with ease. Increase your performance by bulk updating all your devices in just a few clicks, with preset permissions, chosen by you. 

 

Enhanced IT Security

IT security has become a top concern for the majority of businesses. What’s more, a number of high profile ransomware attacks in recent years has proved how threatening vulnerabilities could be for your organisation.

This is why our UEM solutions are so crucial, allowing you to update your devices with the latest security features, protecting each individual endpoint from potential malicious threats.

 

IoT Management

As IoT is gaining immense and growing popularity within the business world, handling so many business-critical devices concurrently is becoming increasingly difficult.

Since these devices consist of a diverse range of models and device types, it can be challenging to handle all of them simultaneously. Nonetheless, UEM can make managing and securing your IoT easier by offering various IoT configurations to make sure every device is functioning at peak efficiency.

 

Unified IT Infrastructure

The greatest benefit of a unified endpoint management solution is that it assists you in creating a robust and unified IT infrastructure, enabling your IT team to optimise user experience across multiple networks and devices with ease.

 

The Challenges of Endpoint Security and How UEM Can Help

When it comes to managing and securing dozens, hundreds of even thousands of endpoints, your IT team has likely faced obstacles. Here are the two most common challenges:

 

Visibility

The number of devices connected to your network tends to obscure the visibility of essential information across every endpoint, thereby affecting your IT team’s ability to mitigate potential risks.

Here’s what needs to be visible at all times:

  • Types of devices connected
  • Associated traffic
  • Software being used
  • List of people who have access to your network
  • Current OS version
  • Unpatched vulnerabilities

In order to enhance the security of your endpoints, your team needs a single database. This is what makes our UEM suite so powerful, as it allows you to monitor and manage all devices and networks from a centralised console.

 

Diversified Automation

Currently, organisations are leveraging various processes such as EMM, client management, or MDM to manage and secure their endpoints.

The problem with using multiple approaches to secure one endpoint is that a device’s automated processes, such as policy deployments and app management, often end up overlapping.  At Redpalm, with our unified endpoint management solutions, we assist you in streamlining all your processes and networks in one place while allowing your IT team to focus on other business-critical operations.

 

Get In Touch With Redpalm For UEM Solutions

As a business, you need to analyse your network requirements by considering the type of endpoints you manage. For instance, most organisations will manage a mix of desktops, mobile devices, tablets and IoT devices.

Based on your network requirements, you can get in touch with a professional MSP like us to implement robust UEM solutions.

At Redpalm, we offer unified endpoint management to clients across the UK, primarily focusing on Milton Keynes, Northampton, London, Leicester, Warwick and Peterborough.

To create a safe and secure IT environment for your endpoints, get in touch with us today!