Work from the office, work from anywhere, and use many devices is the new prescription for productivity that businesses are adopting as they recover from the pandemic. As a result, now is an important moment to manage and secure your endpoints.
Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) is essential for enhancing your security posture, and IDC recently released a list of use cases that businesses should take into account while assessing this method.
Use Cases & Scenarios for UEM
The nine use cases and scenarios listed in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Unified Endpoint Management Software 2022 Vendor Assessment (doc #US48325122, May 2022) are ones that businesses should consider while assessing this strategy. Compare the requirements on this list to those in your environment:
1 Support for hybrid worker device
2 Strong UEM skills and a customer success path map
3 Workplace analytics and intelligence
4 Policy enforcement triggers and conditional access constraints
5 Standard support for mobile endpoints
6 Strong portfolio of IT products, services, and solutions that are adjacent and complimentary
7 A vast array of traditional and contemporary PC management support capabilities
8 Able to address three to four key endpoint device operating systems.
9 Capabilities for supporting non-corporate devices or BYOD users.
The cybersecurity industry is seeing rapid change. I applaud Phil Hochmuth, Program Vice President, Endpoint Management and Enterprise Mobility at IDC, for his observations on the evolving UEM ecosystem. It serves as a reminder of the benefits of revising your UEM strategy at this time.
“As businesses recover from the pandemic, they have new standards for the use, deployment, management, and security of endpoint devices. Through the pandemic, there was significant adoption of unified endpoint management; nevertheless, a market where several platforms may now exist in an organisation that focuses on unified endpoint management for particular use cases has emerged. In most deployments, using one UEM tool to “rule them all” is becoming less common.
Organizations want technologies that provide complete endpoint management and policy control through a single management console for the Internet of Things. Additionally, they require a UEM that offers flexibility and security to maintain employee connectivity and protection so they may work remotely from virtually any device.