Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) is a set of technologies that allows user devices and operating systems to be secured and managed on a single console. As well as mobile devices, a UEM solution can also manage PCs, IoT devices, wearable devices, and rugged devices. This makes it the perfect option for organizations that utilize various endpoints.
Incorporating MDM and Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) functions, UEM tools can effectively manage any platform in a secure environment. This level of capability and flexibility means UEM is an option for any business type.
Key Features of MDM
- Device profiling
- Location tracking
- Policy configuration
- Security management
- Remote wipeout
With these features, organizations can control what applications and websites are accessed on a company-owned device based on the user’s needs. BYOD can also be managed by MDM for a more flexible solution, while these tools can also be deployed in a retail environment for mobile point-of-sale devices.
Another benefit of MDM is that the tool can quickly detect and resolve device malfunctions, security threats, and data risks, thus minimizing downtime and any impact on operations.
The Difference between UEM and MDM
MDM is focused only on mobile devices, from personally-owned smartphones to self-service kiosks and more. It is the perfect solution for businesses that only need to manage mobile devices but cannot do so manually.
It is often used by businesses that need to secure devices used by remote workers to prevent data breaches, cyber-attacks, and potential fraud. It can also be useful for individuals needing to secure their financial data. Mobile banking, for instance, has become an increasingly popular option for managing one’s finances but has also made people significantly more vulnerable to fraud.
Meanwhile, UEM can manage a wide range of devices with similar functionality to MDM. This makes it the best solution for organizations that need to manage various devices, mobile or otherwise.