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.

Evolution[edit]

With new types of devices being used in the workplace, administration of traditional laptops, desktops and new devices was a challenging task for IT administrators. Traditional CMTs (client management tools) lacked some features for a complete approach to endpoint management. The rise of UEM[2] was also a result of the adoption of newer enterprise friendly platforms like Windows10, and iOS11.

Differences between 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 offers all MDM features, and also provides Mobile Information Management, Bring Your Own Device, Mobile Application Management and Mobile Content Management.
  • UEM provides enterprises management of mobile devices as well as endpoints like desktops, printers,IoT devices and wearables from a single management platform.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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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