Unified endpoint management (UEM) is the IT practice of managing and securing hardware resources and apps in corporate environments.
Companies use UEM to manage mobile and remote working environments from a single console.
See below to learn all about the global UEM market:
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The UEM market was estimated to be worth $3.39 billion in 2020. It’s projected to reach $53.65 billion by 2030, following a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 31.7%.
Several geographic regions are driving grown in the UEM market:
- North America accounted for 41% of the UEM market in 2019
- China has the second largest UEM market, estimated to reach $3.8 billion by 2027, with a CAGR of 34.5%
- The European market is projected to reach $5.03 billion by 2027, following a CAGR of 24.6%
- The Asia-Pacific market is expected to maintain a CAGR of 28.1%, reaching $5.79 billion by 2027
By industry, the health care is expected to be the fastest-growing user of UEM solutions, with a CAGR of 35.3% to 2027. Other major industries with demand in the UEM market include:
- Banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI)
- IT and telecommunication
- Retail and consumer goods
UEM platforms come equipped with tools and features to help IT teams better manage and keep a close eye on devices in their system.
Most UEM tools are pre-built with the following capabilities:
Comprehensive, centralized endpoint oversight
Through UEM software, IT teams are able to view and monitor every device connected to the network as an endpoint. Through it, they’re able to manage and secure the network, by controlling access privileges and incoming and outgoing data traffic.
As a single UEM solution needs to cover the entire network, the software must be compatible with a variety of device types and environments. In addition, they should support Windows, Apple, and Linux operating systems as well as Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
Without vendor support, UEM platforms can’t properly detect and recognize devices and their activity.
Threat mitigation and security monitoring
Cybersecurity is an essential element of UEM solutions. They often come equipped with threat monitoring solutions that continuously sweep the network and protect it from malware and breaches.
UEM solutions aim to simplify and streamline the management and security of endpoints and connected devices.
Other benefits include:
- Improved and comprehensive endpoint visibility
- Reduced IT management costs
- Single click device updates
- Applying security policies to connected devices
- Secure adaptation of bring your own device (BYOD) policies
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UEM use cases
As more companies shift partially or fully to remote work and introduce BOYD policies in their workplaces, UEM solutions are increasingly important.
Here are examples of how a pair of companies are using UEM solutions to better manage their endpoints:
Credico connects direct marketing sales teams to clients looking to launch marketing campaigns. Based in Chicago, Illinois, the company has over 75 employees and works with 200 independent sales offices (ISOs), reaching a total of 2,000 to 3,000 sales agents.
With sales agents across the U.S. and Canada, Credico needed to enforce strict UEM policy compliance on thousands of tablets and devices. With manual management, Credico was only able to access 40% to 60% of the devices at a time.
Working with IBM and selecting the MaaS360 with Watson, Credico was able to enforce compliance and gained access to robust reporting capabilities. It also reduced monthly data charges from $75,000 to $25,000 and covered 100% of its network’s devices.
“The end-user portal has allowed us as admins to shift focus from minor issues, such as locating lost or stolen devices, to more administrative tasks related to app deployment, compliance rule sets, and alerts and recommendations generated by the My Advisor dashboard,” says Andre Sorrell, IT security analyst, Credico.
USM is a global manufacturer of furniture for contemporary living and work environments. Based in Switzerland, USM was founded in 1885 and employs around 400 employees in offices across the U.S., Europe, and East Asia.
Dissatisfied with the state of its IT system, USM was looking for a solution to allow its business to develop in the digital age. By implementing Matrix42 Unified Endpoint Management, USM was able to control devices in over 300 workstations and roll out updates and policies in a series of clicks.
“Matrix42 Client Management offers three main advantages for our IT department and the company as a whole. First, company users are generally quite happy with the system, because it allows us to respond quickly to their needs,” says Remo Leone, head of IT infrastructure, USM U. Schärer Söhne.
“Second, having automated processes allows our IT team to spend more time on other tasks. Third and finally, the Matrix42 Client Management software we are using is state of the art and capable of meeting our requirements now and into the future.”
Some of the leading vendors in the UEM market include:
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