Top Endpoint Management Software in 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.

1. Hexnode Unified Endpoint Management

Hexnode

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.

Features

  • 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)

Pros

  • Seamless integration with Google Workspace, Zendesk, Azure AD, and other platforms

  • Support is very responsive and always keen to assist

  • Value for money

Cons

  • 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.

Customer Rating

  • G2- 4.6/5

  • Capterra- 4.7/5

2. Miradore

Miradore

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.

Features

  • 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

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • Initial set up is difficult and time-consuming

  • Expensive for small businesses

  • Navigation is confusing 

Customer Rating

  • G2- 4.8/5

  • Capterra- 4.4/5

3. Microsoft Endpoint Manager (MEM)

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (MEM)

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.

Features

  • 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.  

Pros

  • 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.

Cons

  • Sometimes slow down and causes a delay in the delivery

Customer Rating

  • G2- 4.6/5

  • Capterra- Not available yet

4. Ivanti Unified Endpoint Manager (UEM)

Ivanti

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.

Features

  • 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

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • 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

Customer Rating

  • G2- 4.1/5

  • Capterra- Not available yet

5. Citrix Endpoint Management

Citrix

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).

Features

  • 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.

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • Cost substantially and can be relatively expensive

  • Occasional slow down and bugs can hamper your organization 

  • Support is not up to the mark

Customer Rating

  • G2- 4/5

  • Capterra- 4/5

6. VMware Workspace ONE

VMware Workspace ONE

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. 

Features

  • 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 

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • Initial set up is time-consuming and tedious

  • It can be confusing to use when you start. It has a steep learning curve

  • Expensive

Customer Rating

  • G2- 4.1/5

  • Capterra- 4.7/5

7. ManageEngine Desktop Central

ManageEngine Desktop Central

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. 

Features

  • 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.

Pros

  • 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 

Cons

  • Customer support is not very responsive.

  • It can be confusing for new users as it has overwhelming features and integration with other ManageEngine solutions.

Customer Rating

  • G2- 4.2/5

  • Capterra- 4.5/5

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