Expanding your home-based workforce can have a major effect on network infrastructure, security, and your corporate workflow. Progent has two decades of experience helping small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) to plan, implement, optimize, administer, and troubleshoot networks that support remote workers. Progent can assist you to select the appropriate technologies and adhere to leading practices in creating and supporting a secure virtualized ecosystem that facilitates collaboration and delivers maximum value.
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Unified Management At-Home Workers
At-Home workers use a diversity of corporate-owned and personal devices, or endpoints, to access corporate resources and do their jobs. Keeping these devices up to date and secure poses a major challenge to network administrators. Modern mobile device management (MDM) technology addresses the problem of managing web-facing devices, centralizing and streamlining administrative tasks while making it possible to strike an acceptable balance between minimzing the security threat and optimizing worker productivity.
Microsoft has rebranded and rebundled its endpoint management platforms under the name Microsoft Endpoint Manager, which includes Intune for cloud-based management of mobile and remote endpoints and Configuration Manager for managing on-premises endpoints. Endpoint Manager provides a unified environment for protecting corporate data by controlling local, mobile, and at-home endpoints. Another popular endpoint management tool is VMware Workspace ONE, which integrates well with Configuration Manager, Azure, and Office 365 and delivers a rich set of MDM capabilities.
Intune is a component of Microsoft's Endpoint Management suite that also includes Microsoft Configuration Manager. Intune is a cloud-based service for managing and protecting mobile devices and applications. Remote endpoint devices can be personal or company owned. Network administrators managing the enrolled endpoint devices of at-home workers can use Intune to deploy and authenticate apps on devices, push updates and certificates, configure rules for accessing data and networks, set passwords, create VPN connections, control how home-based workers share information, set up threat protection, ensure security compliance, and wipe corporate data from lost, stolen or decommissioned devices. Intune works with iOS/iPadOS, Android, Windows, and macOS devices. For details about Intune and to find out how Progent can help you use this platform to manage the endpoint devices of your at-home workers, visit Intune remote device management consultants.
VMware Workspace ONE
VMware Workspace ONE is a feature-rich unified MDM platform that helps network managers keep remote endpoints up to date and secure. Workspace ONE incorporates VMware AirWatch technology for unified endpoint management along with VMware Horizon virtual application delivery technology for access control, application management, and configuration management of endpoints. Workspace ONE works with devices running Windows 10, macOS, iOS, Android, Chrome OS, or popular distributions of Linux. VMware Workspace ONE is offered as a cloud-based subscription service or as an on-premises deployment through a perpetual license. Top features of VMware Workspace ONE include fast over-the-air provisioning of out-of-the-box notebooks, rapid onboarding of new employees, policy setting and enforcement for all classes of devices, aggregated reporting and analytics, an email encryption gateway, and integration with Microsoft applications and cloud services. To learn about Progent's support for VMware Workspace ONE, see VMware Workspace ONE mobile device management consultants.
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