A Guide to Endpoint Management Features and Functions

WMI eventsEndpoint management solutions can track inventory, deploy new apps and patches, monitor and manage devices, and more. Here’s what to look for in your next endpoint management solution and how the top five point management products compare. When an organization grows, so does its asset footprint. The task of managing IT assets becomes much more challenging as business expands beyond a couple of servers, workstations, and network devices — otherwise known as endpoints. What once only required simple IT management — putting PC names, printers, network subnets, antivirus definition dates, and installed applications into a few spreadsheets — soon becomes overwhelming. What the IT department needs is a solution that automatically tracks all of its endpoints, from procurement to retirement. Enter the suite of endpoint management products.

Whether you’re choosing your first endpoint management solution or switching to a new product, it’s vital to properly understand what these products can do for your organization.

In this article we guide you through the maze of features and functions offered by endpoint management products, and discuss what they can do for your business. Finally, we help you decide whether an endpoint management solution is right for your business.

Endpoint Management Is an Umbrella Solution

Endpoint management solutions can include well over 10 distinct feature sets. Typical features include automatic software and hardware inventory tracking, patch management, mobile device management (MDM), complete operating system and software application deployments, antivirus client management, and even workstation and server console remote control options. With so many features covered under the endpoint management umbrella, it might be overwhelming to choose the right solution…

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Adam Bertram

Chief Automator at Adam the Automator, LLC
Adam Bertram is an independent consultant, technical writer, trainer and presenter. Adam specializes in consulting and evangelizing all things IT automation mainly focused around Windows PowerShell. Adam is a Microsoft Windows PowerShell MVP, 2015 powershell.org PowerShell hero and has numerous Microsoft IT pro certifications. He authors IT pro course content for Pluralsight, is a regular contributor to numerous print and online publications and presents at various user groups and conferences.You can find Adam here on the blog or on Twitter at @adbertram.

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