What is Endpoint Management and Do You Need It?

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Employees are constantly on the go and using a company or personal device to access company information and accounts from a multitude of locations and various networks. The wall off and fortify approach to cybersecurity is no longer effective. IT professionals need to protect your company’s data in any space and from any device. This is where endpoint management comes in. 

What is an endpoint? 

Endpoints are any devices connected to the internet within your company. These include Laptops, mobile phones, tablets, desktops, printers, etc.

What is endpoint management? 

Endpoint management is the ability to centrally discover, provision, deploy, update, and troubleshoot endpoint devices within an organization. Essentially, an IT professional adds all company devices in their endpoint management system and monitors and maintains the device remotely. 

Why is endpoint management important? 

Traditionally, endpoint management was used to maintain and monitor each employee’s computer within a company’s office space. Now, endpoint management is expanding to monitoring multiple devices per employee (phones, tablets, laptops, and desktops), enabling IT professionals to recognize any threats immediately, limit company data exposure no matter the device’s location, and maintain devices with updates and troubleshooting. 

At Weber TC, we work with you to ensure that your company stays secure no matter where your employees are. At the minimum, we use endpoint management to: 

  1. Lockdown your information. With endpoint management, we can mitigate access to your network. We can allow company devices (that have been equipped with security measures) to access information while being instantly alerted to any non-company devices attempting to get in and restricting them immediately. 
  1. Increase Security. The majority of cyberthreats are enabled (usually unknowingly) by your employees. With us monitoring their devices, we can set up alerts for any suspicious behavior and eradicate threats before anything becomes catastrophic. 
  1. Regularly Patch & Update. Device and software developers are constantly fixing bugs and issues with their systems. They release updates so that you can maintain the most secure and efficient version of their product. A lot of these updates and patches have to be administered and won’t happen automatically. With endpoint management, we can ensure that your devices and tools are getting the upkeep they need and staying reliable. 

We believe in giving you the information necessary to best protect your company. If you aren’t working with an IT provider or aren’t receiving endpoint management as a service, we highly recommend that you book a consultation call with us today. We would love to help you find the best solution for YOU.