As businesses move to support hybrid and remote workforces, managing devices and users is a fundamental task for IT teams as digital traffic continues to be an essential part of business operations. Employees need to collaborate, work from anywhere, and securely access and connect to their company’s resources. Yet without the proper tools and insights, this can become challenging for IT departments.

What is Microsoft Endpoint Manager (MEM)?

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (MEM) is a cloud-based platform combining Intune and System Center Configuration Manager, and enables IT departments to configure and protect all endpoints in one place, preventing unauthorised users from accessing certain parts of a business network. It is essentially a combination of advanced features within the Microsoft 365 ecosystem and its objective is to improve cybersecurity and speed up certain protocols.

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Source: Microsoft. Relationship between Endpoint Manager and Intune.

The Benefits of Microsoft Endpoint Manager

Centralised security

With MEM, you can configure, update, monitor and if necessary, wipe devices on your network, all from a single panel. You can also manage access on personal devices by restricting actions and applications.



Productivity efficiencies

Achieve quicker time-to-value by performing network-wide rollouts of application installs and updates on all devices, changing security settings on all devices and performing network-wide inventories.



Better employee experience

Businesses can embrace the world of hybrid working as it is easier than ever before to give employees the freedom to work from anywhere, at any time and on any device.



Modernise at your pace

MEM allows you to be agile as it is easy to scale up and down in line with changes in the business. This ensures you benefit from tech at your pace with minimal risk.



Custom compliance policies

MEM allows you to automate policy deployment for apps, security, device configuration, compliance, conditional access, and more. You can deploy them to your user and device groups and the devices only need internet access. You can also block users and devices that fail.

Why you should use Microsoft Endpoint Manager

Ultimately, Microsoft Endpoint Manager is all about giving your employees the freedom to work how and when they want to, while ensuring your business maintains its security standards. As a platform, It aims to ensure greater unity and consistency, rather than relying on different solutions. The consistency will also drive greater visibility across your user computing landscape thus delivering deeper insights and automation.

There should also be economic benefits: fewer vendors to manage, lowering your overheads, increasing your IT productivity, tightening the integration with Microsoft Security, and lowering your risk of breach.

How Blue Saffron can help with Microsoft Endpoint Manager?

Like all of Microsoft’s advanced capabilities, getting the most out of Microsoft Endpoint Manager requires specialist expertise and skills. Chances are, like many SMBs, you don’t have a whole IT team who can dedicate their time to deployment and management. That’s where we come in. We’re Microsoft experts with the skills you need to unlock it’s full potential.

One of our specialisms here at Blue Saffron is helping customers get ROI from their existing Microsoft tech investments, helping them to manage, configure and update what they already have to use it more efficiently. Often this can result in reducing costs elsewhere or getting rid of third-party products altogether once they’re able to fully utilise what they’ve already invested in and have available in-house.

For more information about how we can help you get the most from Microsoft Endpoint Manager, Contact us today or talk to one of our team on 0844 560 0202.

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