2020 Vendors to Know: Unified Endpoint Management (UEM)

2020 Vendors to Know: Unified Endpoint Management (UEM)

Solutions Review’s listing of the Vendors to Know: Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) is a mashup of products that best represent current market conditions, according to the crowd. Our editors selected the UEM solutions listed here based on each solution’s Authority Score, our meta-analysis of real user sentiment through the web’s most trusted business software review sites, and our own proprietary five-point inclusion criteria.

Who are the Vendors to Know in Unified Endpoint Management in 2020?

The editors at Solutions Review continually research the most prominent and influential mobility management vendors to assist buyers in search of the tools befitting the needs of their organization. Choosing the right vendor and solution can be a complicated process; it requires constant market research and often comes down to more than just the solution and its technical capabilities. To make your search a little easier, we listed the 12 Vendors to Know in Unified Endpoint Management.

Note: Companies are listed in alphabetical order.


42Gears

42Gears offers the SureMDM solution to secure, monitor, and manage all business endpoints, including mobile devices. SureMDM provides device and app provisioning, OS configuration, remote wipe, and remote viewing. It also delivers app management, file synchronization, data security tools and remote troubleshooting. SureMDM also provides app management capabilities that help IT manage apps on enrolled devices. 42Gears also provides products for IoT management and AI features.


BlackBerry

BlackBerry UEM combines endpoint management and policy control for enterprise device and app fleets. The solution provides an integrated view of the users, devices, apps, and policies in an infrastructure across all ownership models and types of users, as well as management for native container solutions. BlackBerry UEM’s onboarding capabilities include zero-input activation using QR codes, support for Active Directory-linked groups, and Apple and Samsung Knox enrollment programs.


Citrix

Citrix Endpoint Management offers support for Android, iOS, macOS, Windows 10, Chrome OS, and Citrix Ready workspace hubs. The platform creates a workspace experience that secures and manages every endpoint through a unified console. Citrix Endpoint Management acts as a consolidated platform to manage diverse end-user deployment options, including BYOD, Office 365, and Windows 10. Citrix provides device configuration, data protection, and usage policy capabilities as well.


Codeproof

Codeproof provides solutions that help organizations secure, deploy, and manage data on company-owned and BYOD devices. The company’s flagship offering is the Codeproof UEM platform, which emphasizes ease of use and a wide range of features. The solution supports management of iOS, Android and Windows devices in a number of form factors, including smartphones, PCs, wearables, rugged devices, and IoT devices.


Hexnode

Hexnode MDM provides users with mobile and endpoint management capabilities designed with BYOD management in mind. Hexnode MDM is equipped with all standard unified endpoint management features, including management and provisioning tools, remote set up and configuration, application control and distribution, compliance checks, and remote lock and wipe. Additionally, Hexnode offers email, security, application, and content management for businesses.


IBM

IBM MaaS360 delivers an artificial intelligence and cloud-based approach to mobility management. By taking advantage of IBM’s Watson technology, IBM MaaS360 delivers AI-driven analytics and security insights on all devices and endpoints managed within the software. IBM MaaS360 lets admins enroll devices over the air; the product’s multi-OS mobile device management platform can manage Apple, Android, and Windows devices alongside rugged devices and IoT devices.


Ivanti

Ivanti Unified Endpoint Manager was formed from the vendor’s enterprise mobility management (formerly offered under the Landesk name) and client management tool. The Ivanti platform provides network-connected device discovery, automated software delivery, login performance features, and IT solution integration. Ivanti UEM implements several capabilities from its Endpoint Manager, including OS provisioning, automatic alerts, and agent and agentless device support.


ManageEngine

ManageEngine Desktop Central is a unified endpoint management solution that takes care of enterprise mobility management. The tool also provides client management for a diversified range of endpoints — mobile devices, laptops, computers, tablets, server machines, etc. With ManageEngine Desktop Central, users can automate their regular desktop management routines like distributing software, installing patches, managing IT assets, and imaging and deploying OSes.


Microsoft

Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security combines unified endpoint management with identity and access management, threat protection, information protection, and a cloud access security broker. Microsoft’s enterprise tools and technologies can help IT administrators maintain security across all device types, regardless of whether the devices are corporate or personal assets, and establish security measures that protect their organizations’ systems, data, and networks.


MobileIron

MobileIron UEM places mobile security as its key focus. Built on MobileIron’s mobile-centric, zero trust enterprise security framework, MobileIron UEM emphasizes authentication and perimeter-less mobile security. This allows administrators to take advantage of security and access management features like zero sign-on, multi-factor authentication, and mobile threat detection. In addition to UEM, MobileIron also offers BYOD security, mobile data protection, and cloud access security solutions.


Sophos

Sophos Mobile helps administrators secure both traditional and mobile endpoints. The tool integrates natively with next-generation endpoint security programs and supports management of Windows 10, macOS, iOS, and Android devices. Companies can deploy Sophos Mobile on-premise or manage the solution through Sophos Central. Sophos’ self-service portal also allows users to enroll their device, reset passwords, and receive support which enables an independent BYOD policy.


VMware Airwatch

VMware AirWatch Workspace ONE provides end-users and administrators with a digital workspace. Workspace ONE gives mobility professionals the flexibility to manage multiple use cases, including unified endpoint management, end-to-end security from devices to data center, and integration across enterprise systems. The administrator console delivers visibility into all enrolled corporate-owned, employee-owned, and shared devices, regardless of platform, device type, or operating system.


To compare the best mobility management software, consult our Mobility Management Buyer’s Guide.


Daniel Hein

Dan is a tech writer who writes about Enterprise Cloud Strategy and Network Monitoring for Solutions Review. He graduated from Fitchburg State University with a Bachelor's in Professional Writing. You can reach him at dhein@solutionsreview.com
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