The 12 Best Unified Endpoint Management Solutions for 2020
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.
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, 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.
Platform: Citrix Endpoint Management
Related Products: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, Citrix Hypervisor
Description: Citrix Endpoint Management is a unified endpoint management tool that acts as a consolidated console to manage diverse end user deployment options, including BYOD, Office 365, and Windows 10. The solution combines device configuration, data protection, and usage policy capabilities to provide organizations with role-based management, configuration and security of devices. Thanks to a partnership between Citrix and Microsoft, users can deploy Citrix Endpoint Manager to manage Office 365 apps 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 a unified endpoint 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 MDM 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’s Unified Endpoint Manager formed from the vendor’s enterprise mobility management (formerly offered under the Landesk name) and client management tool. Unified Endpoint Manager provides network-connected device discovery, automated software delivery, login performance features, and IT solution integration. In addition to the traditional on-premise UEM offering, Ivanti also allows users to deploy Unified Endpoint Manager as a SaaS-based add-on for Ivanti Cloud, providing the same analytics and real-time intelligence features to the cloud.
Platform: Desktop Central
Related Products: Mobile Device Manager Plus
Description: ManageEngine is a mobility management vendor that offers several platforms for securing mobile devices. Desktop Central, their unified endpoint management tool, automates endpoint management tasks, including installing patches, deploying software, deploying OSes, managing assets, software licenses, monitoring software usage statistics, managing USB device usage, and taking control of desktops remotely. ManageEngine offers Desktop Central through four licensing plans, including a free edition that manages up to 25 devices.
Platform: Microsoft Intune
Related Products: Microsoft Endpoint Manager, Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Cloud App Security
Description: Microsoft offers Enterprise Mobility + Security, an intelligent mobility management and security suite that combines unified endpoint management with identity and access management, threat protection, information protection, and a cloud access security broker. Their UEM solution, Microsoft Intune, is a cloud-based unified endpoint management solution that integrates company-owned and BYOD device management with control over user access and data utilization in Office 365 and other mobile apps.
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. MobileIron UEM takes several information signals into account before granting access to business resources. The solution validates the device, establishes user context, checks app authorization, verifies the network, and detects and mitigates threats.
Platform: Sophos Mobile
Related Products: Sophos Central, Sophos Wireless
Description: Sophos Mobile is a unified endpoint management solution that helps users manage and secure traditional and mobile endpoints. The tool integrates natively with endpoint security programs and supports management of Windows 10, macOS, iOS, and Android devices. The tool leverages Sophos’ Mobile Encryption app, which can be centrally managed through the Sophos Mobile console. The solution also accesses content from cloud storage providers like Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, and Egnyte.
Platform: Workspace ONE
Related Products: Workspace ONE Mobile Flows
Description: VMware AirWatch Workspace ONE is a mobility management tool that gives IT admins flexibility to manage multiple use cases, including unified endpoint management, end-to-end security from devices to data center, and integration across enterprise systems. Workspace ONE manages Windows 10, Mac OS X, and Chrome OS laptops alongside a mobile device fleet. These laptops are managed right alongside traditional mobile devices running iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, Blackberry, QNX and more.
To compare the best mobility management software, consult our Mobility Management Buyer’s Guide.