Unified Endpoint Management

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Unified Endpoint Management is a class of software tools that provide a single management interface for mobile, PC and other devices. It is an evolution of, and replacement for, mobile device management (MDM) and enterprise mobility management (EMM) and client management tools.[1]

It provides capabilities for managing and securing mobile applications, content, collaboration and more. It is a single approach to managing all endpoints like smartphones, tablets, laptops, printers, ruggedized devices, Internet of Things (IoT) and wearables.


With new types of devices are being used workplace every day, administration of traditional laptops, desktops and new devices was a very challenging task for IT administrators. Traditional CMTs (Client management tools) lacks some features which help in the complete approach for endpoint management. The rise of UEM[2] was also a result of the odption of newer enterprise friendly platforms like Windows10, and iOS11.

The difference in MDM, EMM and UEM[3]

  • MDM controls mobile device functionality and converts it into a single purpose or dedicated device. It has features like device enrollment, remote control, device lockdown, and location tracking
  • EMM is the next stage the MDM which offers all MDM features but also provides features like Mobile Information Management, Bring Your Own Device, Mobile Application Management and Mobile Content Management.
  • UEM is the next stage after EMM where not only enterprises focus on managing mobile devices but also endpoints like desktops, printers,IoT devices and wearables from one management platform

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List of UEM Tools[edit]

UEM Product Name Company Supported OS Deployment
VMware AirWatch Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Symbian, Windows Phone On-premises, Cloud
Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) suite Microsoft Android, BlackBerry, iOS,[Windows Phone]] On-premises, Cloud
MaaS360 IBM Android, BlackBerry, iOS, MacOS,Windows Phone Cloud
Citrix Endpoint Management Citrix Android, BlackBerry, iOS, mac OS, Windows On-premises, Cloud
Blackberry BlackBerry UEM Windows 10, macOS Sierra, Wearables and IoTs On-premises, Cloud
Sophos Mobile UEM Sophos Android, iOS, Windows Phone On-premises, Cloud
MobileIron EMM MobileIron Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Symbian, Windows Phone On-premises, Cloud
ManageEngine Desktop Central macOS, Windows, Linux, Android, iOS and Windows On-premises, Cloud
42Gears UEM 42Gears Android, iOS, Windows, MacOS, WearOS, Linux, VR, IoT On-premises, Cloud
SOTI ONE SOTI macOS, Windows, Linux, Android, iOS and Windows On-premises, Cloud
Landesk Ivanti Windows PC and Macs On-premises
Hexnode MDM Hexnode Android, iOS, Windows, macOS, tvOS On-premises, Cloud


  1. ^ "Magic Quadrant for Unified Endpoint Management Tools". www.gartner.com. Retrieved 2018-11-18.
  2. ^ "What is unified endpoint management (UEM)? - Definition from WhatIs.com".
  3. ^ "Difference in MDM, EMM and UEM". 2017-07-10.

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