Endpoint Management

From a basic level, endpoint management is defined as the method used to identify, provision, implement, update, and troubleshoot all user devices being operated for business purposes.

Organizations should not underestimate the importance of proper management of endpoints. As a rule, the only way users can interact with your network is through endpoints. They act as access points to your organization’s documents, data, and communication. Proper endpoint management, through an MSP like OneNet Global, will help contribute to the overall success of your organization

What Is an Endpoint?

An endpoint is any device that connects to the corporate network from either within or outside its firewall.
Examples of endpoint devices include:

  • Laptops

  • Tablets

  • Mobile devices

  • Internet of things (IoT) devices

  • Point-of-sale (POS) systems

  • Switches

  • Digital printers

  • Other devices that communicate with the central network

Components of Endpoint Management

Endpoint Management Tools

Device Management and Support. The primary objective of any endpoint management system
is to oversee the activity of each device. This may include:

  • Sending the device configurations, commands and queries

  • Managing OS and application updates

  • Defining WiFi and VPN configurations

  • Changing passwords

  • Assuming control of the device via remote access

As discussed above, device management may include MDM, EMM or UEM systems.

Endpoint Management Console. Given the potentially millions of endpoints that an organization must manage and oversee, it is important for the cybersecurity team to have a centralized view of all registered endpoints.

The UEM console acts as an endpoint manager, granting the organization visibility into all devices, as well as their current status and past activity. This dashboard will also provide reporting and alerting capabilities, helping the organization take a holistic view of all activity and prioritize actions.

Importance of Endpoint Management Today

Endpoint Security Starts With Endpoint Management

As organizations face mounting risk from a variety of attacks and an increasingly sophisticated network of cybercriminals, it is important to ensure that every endpoint is properly secured. This includes authenticating the device prior to allowing its connection to the network, defining its access level and monitoring activity for any signs of risk.

Organizations should engage a trusted cybersecurity partner to help maintain visibility and control of all endpoints. This will help ensure the organization is prepared to face critical threats, including those within a cloud environment.

Finally, an endpoint management solution will help automate many aspects of the prevention agenda. For example, UEM software and centralized console will allow the cybersecurity team to oversee patch management and system upgrades. This functionality significantly reduces the likelihood of an attack through an OS or software flaw — commonly known as a zero-day attack.

It is important to remember that endpoint management is just one component within a broader cybersecurity strategy. To ensure sufficient protection, organizations must incorporate principles related to Cybersecurity, Network Security, Application Security, Container Security, and IoT Security in addition to their endpoint security strategy and endpoint management tools.

Top 4 Reasons to Hire OneNet Global
as an Endpoint Management Provider

Protect Your
Mobile Employees

  • Employees are expected to get their job done from anywhere, at any time, and as seamlessly as if they were in the office.

  • Effective endpoint management will cover all company endpoints (laptops, desktops, smartphones, tablets)

Endpoint Management for Microsoft Windows and More

  • Microsoft Windows is still the number one provider of operating systems for most organization’s devices
  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) necessitates the implementation of a new type of management software
  • An effective MSP will support physical and cloud-based Windows, MacOS, and Linux end user devices and servers

Provide Compliance and Provisioning Through Automation

  • Build low cost, secure, seamless, and uniform endpoint environments for all employees
  • Ensure employees have flexibility in the way they utilize work devices
  • Flexibility in provisioning end user devices and servers so that your MSP can push changes effectively
  • Compliance monitoring, analytics, and automation so devices can be brought back into compliance quickly

Invest in an MSP That Will Benefit Your Organization

  • Your endpoint management should include all staff, including permanent, part-time, contract, and freelance employees
  • The right MSP will leverage the best tools for your organization’s needs, be that out-of-the box or custom solutions
  • In some instances, your MSP can setup the ability for end users to self-serve certain functionalities to save time and money
  • End points are the entry point for all threats to your business and include all access points, not just desktops. Your trusted MSP must understand this and have programs in place to both monitor all active end points while constantly scanning for new ones that may connect to your network.

To learn more about a OneNet Global’s endpoint management as part of our managed services, contact OneNet Global today.

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