The COVID-19 pandemic fast-tracked the adoption of hybrid workforce in organizations, bringing with it a slew of problems for IT teams. Organizations had to enable a majority of their employees to work remotely, without affecting their productivity and while ensuring the security of the corporate resources. ManageEngine recently conducted a survey of IT professionals to understand the effects of remote work on cloud adoption. A whopping 84% of the global respondents voiced that remote workers have placed additional challenges on their organization’s IT security resources. Survey results clearly indicate that a typical antivirus solution is no longer sufficient.

Gartner analysts Dan Wilson, Chris Silva, and Tom Cipolla predict, in the 2021 Gartner Unified Endpoint Management Tools (UEM) report, that “by 2024 more than half of global organizations will consolidate to a unified console for endpoint management and security tasks. This represents a significant increase from fewer than 5% in 2020.” This validates ManageEngine Desktop Central’s alignment with customer and market requirements to deliver a single tool for unified endpoint management and security.

Gartner evaluated eight vendors based on their ability to execute and completeness of vision and named Desktop Central a Niche Player. This report highlights the strengths and cautions of Desktop Central in its vendor neutral assessment. Grab a copy of Gartner’s complete evaluation and assessment of ManageEngine against its competitors.

Highlights of Desktop Central
Comprehensive endpoint life cycle management: Offers a complete feature set including on-boarding corporate and bring your own device endpoints, provisioning with necessary corporate resources, ensuring that the OS and apps are up to date, troubleshooting endpoints remotely, and retiring them upon employee termination.

Endpoint management and security under one roof: Delivers a holistic security solution in addition to the traditional and modern device management capabilities from a single pane of glass to eliminate the need for multiple tools for different tasks.

ManageEngine ecosystem: Desktop Central integrates with a wide range of IT management and security tools offered by ManageEngine and other third-parties offering flexibility and ease to fit the UEM solution into a customer’s existing IT ecosystem.

Customer success and implementation services: Expanding across the globe steadily, ManageEngine continues to strengthen its customer support and implementation services in addition to enhancing its already broad capabilities.

Desktop Central automates day-to-day device management activities across highly heterogeneous device and OS ecosystems from on-boarding to device repurposing and data wiping for security purposes. It delivers requirements like remote support and endpoint security that go beyond traditional and modern device management capabilities. Try these out in your environment with a free, 30-day trial of Desktop Central.

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