ABC’s of UEM – Part 1
In my introduction to this blog series, I talked about why Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) is more relevant than ever before. In this first part I will talk about the first few letters and how they tie into Ivanti. While reading this blog, put your own experiences into perspective with how you and your company were forced to work during COVID-19.
A – Analytics, Application Deployment/lifecycle, Application Control, Agent/Agentless, Alerting, Antivirus, Autopilot, AMT (Intel), Azure, AWS, Android, Artificial Intelligence (AI)
B - Bandwidth Control, Branding, BYOD, Blacklisting, Bitlocker
C - Client Management Tools (CMT), Co-management, Core Server, Cloud Services Appliance (CSA), Compliance, Client Certificate, ChromeOS
D – Dashboard, Discover, Distribution Packages, Device Configuration, Data Protection, Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS)
Why are all these terms important to you and your business? Ivanti UEM gives you the ability to manage or deploy all these items. Ivanti allows you to not only leverage years, actually decades, of experience with our advanced CMT capabilities of Endpoint Manager (EPM) but also the ability to leverage a co-managed environment using modern device management capabilities for the endpoint you are managing. Ivanti’s pillars for UEM success are: Discover, Manage, Secure and Service. Throughout this blog series you will find out more about these key pillars and how they will lead to your success.
Application deployment and lifecycle management is a key capability that Ivanti can help you with. Ivanti can leverage nearly any type of modern or legacy (scripting) deployments. Many of you may be thinking your application deployment capabilities are good enough with your current solution but hear me out as to why Ivanti is truly the solution you need to deploy in your environment. Ivanti leverages many advanced capabilities with the Application Deployment process including bandwidth control and peer-to-peer multicasting which allows for a better experience across WAN environments to your remote offices or even off-network home users. Keep reading the blog series for additional information on these technologies as well as self-service capabilities including custom branding for your own application store.
There is more to applications running on a machine than just installing them. Ivanti Application Control allows granular whitelist/blacklist to all managed systems in your environment. Application Control combines dynamic whitelisting and privilege management to prevent unauthorized code execution without making IT manage extensive lists manually and without constraining users. These features allow you to reduce zero-day exploits as well as protect legacy systems you may still have running.
All these features work for your internal and external users without capability gaps. Ivanti’s Cloud Services Appliance allows users to be remotely working without the need for a VPN connection to function. For the instances that require a remote user to be connected to the corporate network, Ivanti offers VPN capabilities.
What’s in it for your management and leadership team? Ivanti provides deep analytics into all the devices on your network whether they are managed by an Ivanti Agent, or not. With these analytics we have in-depth reports that we can provide IT as well as executive dashboards. These analytics also can provide proactive alerting to your inbox.
There are many more terms listed that I didn’t cover in this blog. Stay tuned for how they fit in with other terms in this blog series.
When considering your UEM solution remember that Ivanti will allow you to achieve your Everywhere Workplace.