What is Endpoint Management Software?
Today’s enterprises need advanced endpoint management solutions that support remote operations, while safeguarding against evolving security threats. The more a company grows, the more endpoints need to be managed. Because today’s workforce uses and shares a variety of devices, from traditional PCs to thin clients, tablets, and smart phones.
There are also more non-computer endpoints that need to be managed, including assets that are connected to networks, such as printers, scanners and projectors. The number of endpoints to be managed can grow exponentially. That’s where endpoint management solutions come in. A good endpoint management software can track inventory, deploy new apps and patches, monitor and manage devices, and more. A great endpoint management solution can do all of that within your existing environment, ensure enterprise level security and future proof your organization.
Some things to consider in your endpoint management software:
Look for endpoint management software that is an umbrella solution
Don’t settle for partial solutions. Endpoint management solutions should include automatic software and hardware inventory tracking, patch management, operating system and software application deployments, antivirus client management, and more.
Look for an endpoint management solution that works in a mixed environment
When you’re choosing endpoint management software, be careful of getting locked in to a specific vendor. Unfortunately, many management tools on the market today only work on their own devices. But if you use IGEL’s Universal Management System (UMS), the endpoint management software embedded on all IGEL hardware, you’ll get a single endpoint management solution that gives you precise control over any x86 device running IGEL OS or Windows OS. IGEL’s endpoint management software supports diverse operating systems, databases and directories and lets you control every PC from one easy-to-manage platform.
Look for an endpoint management software that exponentially boosts IT impact.
Using centralized management software, IT can control and manage edge devices’ use of applications residing in the data center. For example, software managing thin clients can retrieve a user profile and populate the endpoint with applications that a user needs to be productive. This centralized approach can result in the economies of a single IT person managing as many as 30,000 endpoints – a great reduction in IT time and resources.
Look for an endpoint management software that tracks, reports and updates assets
Your endpoint management solution should automatically gather key details regarding the hardware, operating system, and applications running on a workstation. This information is stored in a central database for easy reporting, letting you find PCs by the criteria you’ve define, from space to security systems. IGEL’s powerful software goes beyond report and lets IT instantly integrate your asset inventory data with patch levels and deploy operating systems or applications.
Risks of selecting the wrong endpoint management system.
If you’ve already deployed IGEL’s endpoint management system, good for you. That means you’ve already reduced the complexity and cost of IT. But, if you’ve chosen to deploy with another endpoint management solution, you may be experiencing several common pain points:
- Unable to continue using firmware that’s no longer maintained
- Unable to access or manage the latest virtualization clients
- Facing outdated certificates
- Unable to connect to tech
- Unable to connect devices on internet
- Forced to maintain servers all over the world to manage devices
- Lacking a variety of language interfaces
Did you get the wrong endpoint management system?
Switching to a better management system lets you save your VDI project, without losing the hardware you’ve already invested in. Even if you’ve already bought the hardware, you can use UDC3 to convert your devices into IGEL thin clients. The endpoint management system, Universal Management Suite (UMS), is included.