UEM overview

Device management doesn’t have to be complicated. For starters, IT teams no longer need to manage and secure mobile devices from separate platforms. Today’s worker may use a personal smartphone, a shared tablet and a corporate-issued device that uses Chrome OS. They may also interact with non-standard endpoints, completing a transaction using a kiosk. In each case, the devices can be managed by a single UEM solution for secure access, reduced risk and a satisfying end-user experience.


The Windows experience

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Secure Windows 10 laptops and desktops, HoloLens and Surface Hub devices. Deploy Microsoft’s most current MDM-API based policy functions to manage and configure devices. Identify, view and report on security applications and their status. Use real-time actions on services to provide support for a remote help desk. Combine MDM and client management functions using granular patch distribution and installation facilities. Use an app catalog to give users a common workflow across all devices.

Oversight over Android

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As an Android Enterprise Recommended Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) vendor, IBM Security MaaS360® with Watson® is verified and recommended by Google to provide advanced Android enterprise management features to deliver trusted guidance and enterprise support.

All things Apple

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Supporting iOS, iPad OS, and macOS, MaaS360 allows organizations to take advantage of the latest Apple features, including user enrollment for bring-your-own- devices (BYOD) and custom apps for enterprise applications. UEM enables IT teams to apply macOS patches and distribute applications. Additionally, granular policy, automated compliance actions, and native identity capabilities round out any Apple deployment— among other advanced functions.

A UEM platform for all endpoint use cases

MaaS360 supports not only co-existence with your installed endpoint tools, such as a client management tool, but the eventual migration to full modern management, where all devices are unified in one platform.

The inclusion of AI and analytics, threat defense, identity and access management, native patching and updates, data loss prevention, and remote support capabilities help position users as the focus of management and endpoint security.

UEM solutions

Mobile device management (MDM)

The basis of any UEM deployment is MDM. While UEM solutions deliver a rich set of security and productivity tools, none of those matter if devices themselves are not enrolled and managed at a basic level. MDM solutions provide the API-based policy, support for all operating systems, compliance rules, and app distribution that make up the backbone of any mobile device management platform.

Enterprise mobility management (EMM)

EMM solutions represent an evolution from MDM, a midway point to full UEM with a focus on the user experience and data security. Within MaaS360, EMM features include the secure container — an encrypted sandbox installed on user devices equipped with workplace applications — as well as identity tools and mobile app management policies for corporate apps.

Bring your own device (BYOD)

BYOD is a corporate policy that empowers employees to be more mobile — to make their world their office. Put simply, BYOD encourages use of personal devices (smartphones, tablets, laptops and wearables) to access enterprise data from anywhere. From native containers to developer features such as User Enrollment and Android Enterprise, MaaS360 supports all flavors of BYOD deployment.

Mobile security

CIOs and CISOs need tools and techniques that enable flexible delivery of apps, content, and resources across devices. And they need options for mobile security that fit within the confines of their strategy. Discover how AI delivers real-time, actionable risk insights, native malware detection keeps an eye on suspicious apps, and mobile threat defense responds to network, user, device, app and data-level threats before they strike.

Mobility Success Services

Through curated offerings and custom engagements, IBM Mobility Success Services Security Expert Labs are designed to help you get the most out of your MaaS360 investment through every step of the UEM lifecycle.

Global pharmaceuticals company

A Fortune 100 global pharmaceuticals company sought to streamline IT support for Internet of Things (IoT), wearables and other nonstandard devices deployed by its business units. The IT team used the IBM Security MaaS360 with Watson unified endpoint management (UEM) tool to help drive productivity and innovation across the enterprise and minimize overhead costs.


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