Today's devices are more powerful than enterprise-level servers were ten years ago. They help you multitask, communicate, compute, and mobilize — making security a more complicated issue than ever before. Users enjoy continuous connectivity through their devices — to the Internet, other personal devices, the corporate network, and everywhere in between. Now with anytime, anywhere accessibility, today's employers expect their workers to be productive around the clock, whether at home, onsite, or in the field.
In addition to traditional desktop and laptop computers, smartphones, tablets, wearables, and even the Internet of Things (IoT) present enterprise IT teams with challenges they never encountered before. Chief among these problems are users violating corporate standards, data leakage occurrences — especially from enterprise apps — and the prevalence and evolution of malware and other advanced threats. Not only do enterprises want their users to be accessible and productive, but also they want them to be secure. Ever-evolving device technology has led enterprises to seek out management options to ensure security without overburdening the user, especially in bring your own device (BYOD) scenarios.
Because devices continue to advance, employees come and go, and the security landscape is in constant flux, IT leadership must rise to the challenge of managing a disparate and growing number of devices, operating systems, and platforms. The only efficient method of managing and securing all endpoints, their users, apps, content, and data is to implement and deploy a unified endpoint management (UEM) solution that changes and adapts with new technology, more skilled users, and increasingly sophisticated attacks by hackers. Ultimately, workers want the freedom to use the endpoints of their choosing, and enterprises want to secure those endpoints to protect their proprietary data.