The 13 Best Unified Endpoint Management Solutions for 2021
Solutions Review’s listing of the best unified endpoint management solutions is an annual sneak peak of the solution providers included in our Buyer’s Guide and Solutions Directory. Information was gathered via online materials and reports, conversations with vendor representatives, and examinations of product demonstrations and free trials.
The editors at Solutions Review have developed this resource to assist buyers in search of the best unified endpoint management solutions to fit the needs of their organization. Choosing the right vendor and solution can be a complicated process — one that requires in-depth research and often comes down to more than just the tool and its technical capabilities. To make your search a little easier, we’ve profiled the best unified endpoint management solution providers all in one place. We’ve also included platform and product line names and introductory software tutorials straight from the source so you can see each solution in action.
Note: Companies are listed in alphabetical order.
Related Products: SureLock, SureFox
Description: 42Gears is a unified endpoint management provider, offering the SureMDM solution to secure, monitor, and manage all business endpoints, including mobile devices. SureMDM offers device and app provisioning, OS configuration, remote wipe, and remote viewing. The tool provides app management, file synchronization and sharing, data security tools, and facilitates remote troubleshooting of technical issues. SureMDM also provides app management capabilities that help IT manage apps on enrolled devices. 42Gears also sells products for IoT management and AI features.
Platform: BlackBerry UEM
Related Products: BlackBerry Intelligent Security, BlackBerry Dynamics Platform, CylancePROTECT
Description: BlackBerry UEM is a unified endpoint management tool that combines endpoint management and policy control for enterprise device and application fleets. The solution provides an integrated view of the users, devices, apps, and policies in a company’s infrastructure across all ownership models and types of users, including native container solutions like Kubernetes. 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.
Platform: Citrix Endpoint Management
Related Products: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, Citrix Hypervisor
Description: Citrix Endpoint Management is a unified endpoint management tool that 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.
Description: Codeproof Technologies Inc. is a workforce management and cybersecurity company providing solutions that enable organizations to secure, deploy, and manage corporate data on company-owned and BYOD devices. The company’s flagship offering is the cloud-based Codeproof UEM platform, which emphasizes ease of use and a wide range of features. The vendor’s UEM solution supports management of iOS, Android and Windows devices in a number of form factors, including smartphones, PCs, wearables, rugged devices, and IoT devices.
Platform: Hexnode MDM
Related Products: Hexnode Secure Browser, Hexnode Unified Workspace
Description: Hexnode’s unified endpoint management solution, 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.
Platform: IBM MaaS360
Related Products: CloudIdentity, IBM Trusteer Mobile SDK
Description: IBM MaaS360 is an enterprise mobility management platform that provides 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.
Platform: Unified Endpoint Manager
Related Products: User Workspace Manager, Environment Manager, Performance Manager
Description: Ivanti Unified Endpoint Manager is a unified endpoint management product that 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.
Platform: Desktop Central
Related Products: Mobile Device Manager Plus
Description: ManageEngine Desktop Central is a unified endpoint management solution that takes care of enterprise mobility management, including all features of mobile application management and mobile device 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.
Platform: Microsoft Intune
Related Products: Microsoft Endpoint Manager, Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Cloud App Security
Description: Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security is an intelligent mobility management and security platform. The solution 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.
Description: Miradore provides cloud-based solutions for managing IT and mobile devices. Miradore combines mobile device management, enterprise mobility management, and unified endpoint management features. With Miradore, IT Service Providers and IT departments can secure and control IT devices while reducing costs and creating value-added IT automation. The vendor provides organizations with a single dashboard view and remote access for a range of end user devices, including those running Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS.
Platform: MobileIron UEM
Related Products: MobileIron Access, MobileIron Threat Defense
Description: MobileIron UEM is a unified endpoint management solution that places mobile security as its key focus. The platform is built on MobileIron’s mobile-centric, zero-trust enterprise security framework, which 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.
Platform: Sophos Mobile
Related Products: Sophos Central, Sophos Wireless
Description: Sophos Mobile is a unified endpoint management solution that helps administrators secure both traditional and mobile endpoints. The tool integrates natively with next-generation endpoint security programs and supports the 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.
Platform: Workspace ONE
Related Products: Workspace ONE Mobile Flows
Description: VMware AirWatch Workspace ONE is a mobility management tool that providers 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.