42Gears moves up to include unified endpoint management in latest offering

42Gears, an enterprise mobility solution provider based in India, has announced the launch of a unified endpoint management (UEM) offering to move beyond standard mobile device management (MDM) and enterprise mobility management (EMM).

As the company’s website outlines, the UEM offering supports all OS types, as well as a wide variety of devices, from desktops and laptops, to ruggedized devices and IoT devices, to kiosks and printers. The product “takes away ineffective multi-platform dependencies to provide security and control over all business endpoints, both old and new,” as the company puts it.

Writing for this publication earlier this month, 42Gears’ Shalini Ramakrishnan noted the importance of wearable devices in enhancing enterprise workflows. “Adopting wearables can be an innovative step towards refreshing your enterprise’s mobility strategy,” wrote Ramakrishnan. “Used intelligently, it can help create high-impact transformation opportunities for your business.”

“There is no doubt that the world is moving towards unified endpoint mobility,” said Abhay Koranne, 42Gears senior vice president in a statement. “The question is no more how to manage devices, but more of what all to manage.

“There is a strong need for a comprehensive solution that managers all business endpoints from a single pane of glass,” Koranne added. “Our UEM solution will help enterprises manage their corporate devices and data remotely, across any device built on any operating system.”

UEM is certainly being seen in the industry as the next step up from EMM, but as an article from VMware AirWatch outlined in September, the security angle, particularly with the range of threats which accompany the potential of the IoT and artificial intelligence (AI), needs beefing up. Their option is that of mobile threat protection (MTP) or mobile threat defence (MTD) – offering real time analysis to detect and prevent new threats.

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