Security is always easier with a sidekick—just ask any hero. Batman depends on Robin, Scooby Doo has Shaggy and Starsky wouldn’t be the same without Hutch. When it comes to Enterprise Technology Management (ETM), nothing will more effectively protect connected devices than Windows 10 and a Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) software integration moving forward.
While it’s not ranked alongside peanut butter and jelly yet, the Windows 10-UEM combo is beginning to make waves in the enterprise market. Quite simply, Microsoft’s latest Operating System (OS) aims to revolutionize how organizations manage and secure tomorrow’s enterprise technology assets.
What’s All the Mobile Device Management Buzz About?
For many experts, Windows 10 is considered the world’s first truly mobile OS. Unlike previous Windows generations and competing products, Windows 10 makes UEM the security standard for a variety of Mobile Device Management programs—both mobile and desktop. That means companies can finally manage IT and enterprise mobility from the same platform.
In addition to reduced complexity, Windows 10 ensures enterprise applications perform consistently across all devices, giving end users the power to work however they’re most productive. With a UEM integration, Windows 10 can even control app store features and distribution methods—say goodbye to employee installations, manual software updates and managing app licenses forever.
User devices are also secured from the second they’re powered on. Through automation, native single sign-on and the Azure Active Directory, Windows 10 helps organizations streamline Mobile Device Management through activation, initial setup and UEM enrollment processes. This ensures enterprise technology is up-to-date and compliant with all relevant security policies. Other features, like runtime provisioning for example, can even help IT simplify specific device configuration tasks.
The Mobile Device Management Future is Coming
Windows 10 includes a wide range of new and innovative security features that promise to dramatically improve your company’s Mobile Device Management. Here’s a quick rundown of our favorites and what they do:
- “Enterprise-grade” biometric technology is integrated into the OS, giving it the ability to create fingerprint, face or iris detection authentication through Windows Hello.
- Windows Update for Business allows IT to control Mobile Device Management schedules for certain feature and security updates. It also includes distribution rings to resolve quality issues, maintenance windows where timeframes can be customized, peer-to-peer delivery for more efficient delivery and integration tools for UEM software and single-platform ETM.
- Device Guard gives a company the ability to lock down devices against malware by identifying and blocking apps that don’t meet enterprise security standards.
- Secure Boot enables only enterprise-trusted software to load whenever user assets are powered on.
- Health Attestation helps IT determine the overall well-being of a mobile asset so compliance actions can be initiated whenever necessary.
- Enterprise Data Protection protects data at the file-system level by allowing businesses to create and deploy configuration policies for Windows 10. Use this feature to choose which apps, network locations and encryption settings receive more stringent security.
Microsoft’s latest mobile OS is the real deal—after all, 86% of organizations plan on upgrading to Windows 10 by 2020. While its native security features can undoubtedly benefit your business, knowing how to efficiently implement and integrate Windows 10 is the only way to maximize its impact. Ask one of our ETM experts about how your company can make Windows 10 Mobile Device Management a success.