13th January, 2022
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The rise of the pandemic has accelerated the remote work culture. Secured and protected endpoint devices ensure that employees can access resources without worrying about external threats. Further, in case of any threat detected, admins can lock devices or block access to protect the data.
Every organization possesses different endpoint devices such as laptops, desktops, mobile phones, servers, etc. These devices carry critical information about the business.
The information can be in the form of customer details, such as name, number, address, etc. Or employees details, vendor information, intellectual property, and other data that are critical for the business.
Endpoint threats are becoming more abundant and sophisticated. So, it is imperative to protect these devices and ensure that all information is secured and protected from external and internal threats.
In this post, we will discuss various endpoint management tools you can use to secure your organization's endpoints.
Hexnode MDM helps organizations to manage an entire fleet of Android, iOS, and Windows devices from a single and centralized console. In addition, its flexible and easy-to-use endpoint manager enables organizations to incorporate policies like bring-your-own devices (BYOD) smoothly.
It allows administrators to secure, encrypt, lock and wipe data remotely from any location. Simply put, it is a single holistic platform to secure all endpoints, applications, and use cases across networks.
Allows administrators to lock devices if they are not used for a specific period of time
Organizations can manage the endpoint of all devices to ensure employees are working securely.
Support multiple platforms such as Android, Windows, iOS, tvOS (Apple TV)
Seamless integration with Google Workspace, Zendesk, Azure AD, and other platforms
Support is very responsive and always keen to assist
Value for money
Initial setup can be time consuming
It takes time to get used to the product, but support is very helpful and helps navigate and get started quickly.
Miradore is a cloud-based Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) software that enables organizations to manage smartphones, laptops, desktops, tablets, and other devices and hardware, such as printers virtual reality (VR) headsets.
Admins can manage all devices from a single dashboard view and ensure that endpoints are secure. It also allows the deployment of Android and iPhone operating system (iOS) software on employees' devices. In addition, admins can automate various tasks to reduce manual efforts.
Allows to update settings, automate patch management and deploy software on Windows devices
Provides information on Macs' encryption status, apps, and hardware specifications and automates device enrollment and configuration tasks.
Enable employees to work securely from anywhere
Support is always keen to assist and help in resolving issues quickly
Creates visual graphs to understand devices status
Quick and simple to push app updates across the organization
Initial set up is difficult and time-consuming
Expensive for small businesses
Navigation is confusing
Microsoft Endpoint Manager empowers organizations to let employees work securely anywhere by allowing them access to resources from any device at any time. Its application-level controls and intent-based policies ensure that users only access the resources they need. Further, it enables automated remediation of workspace applications.
All the endpoints (on-premise, remote, personal, etc.) are managed centrally via a single console, and admins can remotely deploy devices and softwares in the devices. Its cloud security across endpoints helps to protect users' devices against threats using Microsoft Zero Trust technology with unique capabilities.
MEM ensures device and application compliance to control data flow outside trusted mobile devices and apps through mobile app management (MAM) and mobile device management (MEM) policies.
Microsoft Endpoint Manager enables unified endpoint security with Zero Trust security controls.
Empower to manage, onboard, and report on encryption, antivirus, firewall, and other security technologies to protect organizations' data.
Allows to manage all endpoints: on-premises and remote, corporate-owned and personal, desktop and mobile. This ensures a diverse bring-your-own-devices (BYOD) ecosystem.
Manage security of various devices to ensure that data is secure
Easy to set up and quick to roll out
Microsoft Endpoint Manager is intuitive, and users can quickly start with it.
Sometimes slow down and causes a delay in the delivery
Capterra- Not available yet
Ivanti Endpoint Manager allows organizations to manage devices such as laptops from anywhere. It facilitates IT administrators to automate the provisioning of devices and software deployment. Further, it helps in discovering devices' software assets and resolving issues quickly, even in remote working environments.
It helps to analyze systems, resolve problems and reduce desk-side visits by resolving issues remotely. Ivanti Endpoint Manager also integrates information technology (IT) and business data on a single dashboard to make data-driven decisions. Furthermore, it allows admins to secure and manage Windows and Mac devices, and with add-on capability, it helps in managing the iPhone operating system (iOS) and Android devices too.
Discovers devices and softwares in it and normalizes data for better reporting
Automate provisioning and deployment of software from anywhere
Enable employees to work securely in the hybrid work environment
Its automation intelligence capabilities help in reducing manual efforts significantly.
Secure organization endpoints
Allows to include third party patches in endpoint patch management
Easy to install and configure
Reporting is very simple and requires enhancement
Sometimes it stops synchronization with the mail servers
Provisioning/Imaging is inconsistent
Occasionally log information can be very vague or non-existent
Capterra- Not available yet
Citrix Endpoint Management manages every enterprise's application, device, and data centrally and lets employees work securely from anywhere. With the Citrix Endpoint Management solution, organizations can create a workspace experience for employees that is simple, secure, and easy to manage.
Citrix Endpoint Management manages every endpoint from a single console. It empowers information technology (IT) teams to secure remote working environments and increases employees' productivity. The solution is compatible with most of the operating systems and highly flexible to integrate with the existing tools of the organization.
No matter what the security state of an employee's device, it ensures that the organization's network is protected from external threats by securing data via multi-factor authentication (MFA), encryption layer, and a unique micro virtual private network (VPN).
Admins can manage all endpoints and configure devices from a single console.
It provides alerts for unmanaged devices and has robust reporting capabilities.
Allows deploying applications remotely through an enterprise app store, as well as applications push and removal. This ensures that employees get access to needed applications wherever they are.
Allows to manage multiple devices easily and provides remote access
Stable, secure, and easy to upgrade
Empower to secure mobile endpoints and see which are out of compliance
Cost substantially and can be relatively expensive
Occasional slow down and bugs can hamper your organization
Support is not up to the mark
VMware Workspace ONE integrates access control, application management, and multi-platform endpoint management into a single platform. It can be used as cloud-based or on-premises deployment. It allows admins to manage all devices connected to the network via a single console. Admins can deploy applications and configure the console's policies, patches, and provisions. In addition, it notifies admins and triggers remediations automatically whenever high-risk associated logins are attempted.
It integrates easily with various information technology (IT) tools such as identity and access management, IT operations, and IT service management tools.
It secures the endpoints of different devices across the network
Allows users to use native email clients on mobile devices
Enable installation of various applications and enforce encryptions to protect data
Well documented with excellent support team who are always keen to assist
Initial set up is time-consuming and tedious
It can be confusing to use when you start. It has a steep learning curve
ManageEngine's Desktop Central is a unified endpoint management tool that helps organizations to manage servers, smartphones, desktops, laptops, and tablets from a centralized location. It automates regular endpoint management routines like deploying software, installing patches, imaging, and deploying operating systems (OS).
Desktop Central also helps teams to manage software licenses, monitor software usage statistics, manage universal serial bus (USB) device usage, take control of remote desktops, and more. It supports Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems. Further, with Desktop Central, organizations can manage mobile devices to deploy profiles and policies, configure devices for Wifi, a virtual private network (VPN), email accounts, etc.
It secures the network by automating patch deployment for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Third Party Applications.
IT teams can deploy software to all the endpoints within the network in just a few clicks using its over 4500 predefined application templates.
Regularly assess vulnerability, monitor browsers, control applications, and devices across your network to strengthen endpoint security.
Manages desktops, laptops, mobile and keeps software compliance in one place
Easy to use and has excellent reporting capabilities
Helps in threat and patch management
Customer support is not very responsive.
It can be confusing for new users as it has overwhelming features and integration with other ManageEngine solutions.
SaaS operations consist of procuring the right set of SaaS apps, managing access to these apps by users/departments, monitoring their usage, and offboarding them properly when they are no longer needed.
Though with all its goodness, SaaS brings financial, security, and compliance risks to organizations. For IT teams, issues like providing and revoking access to employees during onboarding and offboarding or when their role changes are very time-consuming.
When an organization has a large number of SaaS applications in its SaaS stack, it gives rise to SaaS Sprawl.
In this post, we've discussed 7 symptoms of an unoptimized SaaS stack and solutions to optimize the same.
An obese SaaS stack leads to SaaS wastage. It's a disease! It not only causes financial issues but also gives you security and compliance problems. That's why you must keep tight control on your SaaS stack. And it begins with managing your SaaS vendors.
ITAM and ITSM are the two most common responsibilities in the ITOps domain. The use cases and working approaches of the two, on the other hand, are complementary yet vastly different.
Bringing accountability and ownership across organizations for SaaS applications is one of the foundational steps to ensure that organizations' SaaS stack is optimized and fully utilized.
IT and security teams also use tools for securing endpoint devices and applications that employees use so that organizations' data remains secure. Apart from collaboration, communication, and security, there are many other tools that organizations can use and provide to employees to ensure that work is done properly in a remote work setup.