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Trends Driving Big Changes in Unified Endpoint Management

A majority (69%) of UEM survey respondents report the number of devices and endpoints has increased in the past 18 months.

With today’s challenges of device proliferation, security and compliance – understanding the latest trends will help you take control of your endpoints.

Technology has enabled businesses to become a truly mobile and distributed workforce. But this expanded corporate environment raises even more security threats and vulnerabilities, as well as compliance concerns. As IT managers, it’s critical to understand the key trends in Unified Endpoint Management (UEM), how organizations are dealing with the rise in mobile users and how you can effectively manage security, users and endpoint devices in this increasingly digital world. This interactive industry insights summary will highlight the latest research in unified endpoint management conducted by Informa Engage and IT Pro Today on behalf of Quest and how to develop the right solution for your organization.


Industry Insights Toolkit: Survey Results

Trends in Unified Endpoint Management

Dive deep into the results of IT Pro Today’s recent research study, Trends in Unified Endpoint Management, one of three resources included in the Industry Insights Toolkit.


The diversity in the endpoint ecosystem has absolutely proven to be a challenge for many growing and emerging industries.

In fact, out of all of our responses, only 50% currently have some type of unified endpoint management solution. From there, 51% responded that either they don’t have a good architecture in place or are missing several key components to make their endpoint management solution complete. Here’s the reality, this is only going to get more challenging if companies don’t get a hold of their endpoint management solution. 69% of the survey’s respondents indicated that the number of devices and endpoints is increasing within their organization. These include mobile devices, and even Internet of Things (IoT) as well as sensor solutions.

Only half of the respondents report having a UEM strategy in place.

A majority of respondents report that they expect the trend towards more devices and endpoints to continue over the next 2 years.


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When it comes to working with user mobility — having a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program is absolutely key.

However, just under half of the respondent companies (44%) have a BYOD strategy in place. With regard to IoT, 37% of respondents report managed IoT and connected devices deployed in their organizations. A major challenge here is the heterogeneous nature of the endpoints we find in our environments. The majority of respondents (77%) find managing multiple operating systems for their connected devices and endpoints to be at least somewhat challenging. The other major challenge is that the vast majority of respondents (81%) report their organizations have multiple locations/branches and, of those, only 19% report their current endpoint management strategy supports easy management of distributed users.

Respondents reporting on BYOD within their organizations. Roll over for more details.

Security, Compliance, and Governance is Key

Now comes the scary part – governance, regulations, compliance, and security.

The vast distribution of users, remote operations, and the number of devices within the organization aren’t only hard to manage — it’s also hard to lock down. Half of all respondents (54%) report their organizations have compliance mandates in place. And an additional 19% plan to implement them within the next 18 months. The compliance mandates most commonly required are HIPAA (39%), GDPR (37%), and PCI DSS (25%). From there, only 59% of respondents report their current endpoint strategy supports auditing.

This is where the real management concern comes in.

As the survey indicates, respondents’ most common concerns around endpoint management include malicious activity (50%), compromised devices (41%), and time-consuming efforts to deploy policies (35%). This is a major reason why respondents’ primary requirement for endpoint security is preventing malware and exploits from executing (67%), followed by effective centralized management (45%), and easier capabilities around patching and updating (39%).


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Unified Endpoint Management

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Unified endpoint management is a proven technology to address the challenges many organizations face today. UEM is defined as an approach to securing and controlling desktop computers, laptops, smartphones and tablets in a connected, cohesive manner from a single console.

Looking at the endpoint market in general, there are some serious benefits to managers and business leaders when it comes to unified endpoint control. This is where the good news comes in. UEM offers some significant benefits to users, businesses, leaders, and administrators across the board. As the study indicates, the benefits of a solid UEM solution helps ensure compliance as well as better device and data security by making it less time consuming (58%), helps create a consistent user experience across device types (49%), creates the simplification of BYOD, mobile and IoT management (48%) and helps IT remotely access/support user devices (45%). Looking ahead – the vast distribution of users and the number of endpoint devices will require organizations to look at solid UEM solutions to improve security, user experience, and lessen the amount of time spent manually working with all of these devices.

A lot of IT administrators are looking to implement a UEM solution to solve IT management challenges.”

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Ensure better device and data security by making it less time-consuming.

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Create a consistent user experience across device types.

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Simplification of BYOD, mobile and IoT Management.

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Remotely accessing and supporting user devices.

Unified Endpoint Management offers a way for organizations to enjoy the benefits of transformation and at the same time mitigate the risks.


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