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Unified endpoint management (UEM) refers to an architecture and approach that controls different types of devices such as computers, smartphones and IoT devices from a centralized command point. These types of systems help to make diverse networks safer and more efficient.
In terms of using unified endpoint management, experts talk about a broad attack surface created by these diverse networks and issues like bring your own device or BYOD, as well as the internet of things, which continues to diversify all of the different endpoints that network administrators have to protect. In response, unified endpoint management takes a comprehensive look at all of these issues and seeks to control all of the diverse endpoints with proactive strategic functions. Best practices for UEM include embedding security in a request process, using cross-functional strategy and cross-platform design, and helping to streamline cloud security.