The role of endpoint management in modern IT strategies

The role of endpoint management in modern IT strategies

As endpoints themselves have evolved into a category spanning various devices in diverse locations, rather than rows of identical computers in an office building, endpoint management has become more challenging. With the proliferation of new device types and the increasing complexity of network environments, effective management of endpoints has evolved into the core component of any organization’s IT strategy.

According to Absolute’s 2023 Resilience Index, the typical enterprise endpoint device has over four apps installed for endpoint management and antivirus protection alone. And yet, endpoint malware detections increased in volume in Q2 of 2023.

So, how can you manage your endpoints for optimal security without the hassle? Let’s find out.

The growing need for endpoint management

Statistics show that organizations face a myriad of technical and security challenges when endpoint management is insufficient. According to the Enterprise Strategy Group, only 10% of organizations monitor 100% of their endpoints. Unsurprisingly, organizations that exceeded 20% of unmanaged devices were 11x more likely to experience an attack.

Additionally, Databarracks reports that for 500 surveyed UK IT decision-makers, cyberattacks were the most common cause of downtime and data loss in 2023. 

In light of those challenges, organizations are turning to robust endpoint management solutions to streamline operations, enhance security and optimize IT resources. However, for many of them, the very fact that their users rely on a variety of devices in different locations can exclude many solutions from the outset.

At Faronics, we’ve set out to address this issue by covering the most common security threats across operating systems to provide reliable protection for users in healthcare, government, retail and education.

Faronics Core: Empowering IT administrators

Faronics Core is a powerful platform that offers a centralized approach to endpoint management. With Faronics Core, IT administrators can seamlessly manage a wide range of Faronics products from a single console, including:

  • Anti-Virus.
  • Anti-Executable.
  • Deep Freeze.
  • Power Save.
  • WINSelect.
  • System Profiler.

This consolidation simplifies management tasks, improves efficiency and ensures consistent security policies across your organization.

Key features of Faronics Core include:

  • Enterprise-Level Management Capabilities: Faronics Core provides IT administrators with the tools they need to deploy and manage Faronics products across the organization’s entire network, regardless of size or complexity.
  • Scheduled Software Deployments and Updates: Administrators can schedule software deployments and updates to occur during off-peak hours, minimizing disruption to end users while ensuring systems remain up-to-date and secure. Thanks to restart, shutdown and wake-on-LAN functionality, they don’t even require physical access to end devices anymore.
  • Customized Policies: Faronics Core allows administrators to create customized policies to configure Faronics products according to their organization’s specific requirements, providing flexibility and control over endpoint management.
  • Active Task Feature: This feature ensures that IT tasks and configuration changes are applied even when devices are not connected to the network. Changes are synchronized once devices come online, ensuring consistency across the user base.
  • Integration With Deep Freeze: Faronics Core seamlessly integrates with Deep Freeze, allowing administrators to make configuration changes even on workstations that are frozen with Deep Freeze.

In the retail sector, for instance, Faronics Core enables IT administrators to effortlessly manage a diverse array of endpoints, from POS systems to back-office computers, ensuring consistent security policies and streamlined operations across all retail locations. By centralizing management tasks and providing enterprise-level capabilities, Faronics empowers IT teams to maintain optimal system performance and security while minimizing downtime.

Faronics Deep Freeze Cloud: Simplifying patch management

Faronics Deep Freeze Cloud is a comprehensive solution for patch management that simplifies the process of keeping endpoints secure and up-to-date. With Deep Freeze Cloud, organizations can easily manage patches for Windows and a wide range of popular applications, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Dropbox and more.

Key features of Faronics Deep Freeze Cloud include:

  • Easy-to-Use Patch Management: Deep Freeze Cloud provides control over Windows and a growing list of popular applications, allowing organizations to easily manage patches from a centralized dashboard.
  • Cache Server: Organizations can leverage a cache server to download updates on a centralized computer or server, verify them based on their security policies and then distribute them across the network. That way, they can reduce bandwidth usage and speed up the patching process.
  • Real-Time Dashboards and Reports: Deep Freeze Cloud offers real-time dashboards, reports and alerts that provide insights into the patching status of endpoints. Administrators can easily track critical updates, install statuses, failed updates and more, enabling proactive patch management and reducing the risk of security vulnerabilities.

In healthcare, Faronics Deep Freeze Cloud revolutionizes patch management by offering a seamless and efficient solution to ensure compliance with stringent regulatory requirements. With real-time dashboards and reports, healthcare IT administrators can easily track and manage critical updates across a multitude of endpoints, including administrative workstations, thereby safeguarding patient data and maintaining operational continuity with confidence.

Protect your endpoints now

Effective endpoint management is paramount in modern IT strategies to address the evolving challenges of device proliferation and security threats. Faronics stands at the forefront with its comprehensive solutions like Faronics Core and Deep Freeze Cloud. Based on thorough security research and customer feedback, these tools provide IT administrators with the tools they need to streamline operations, enhance security and optimize resources.

With centralized management capabilities, customizable policies and proactive patch management, Faronics solutions offer a seamless and efficient approach to endpoint management, suited for today’s unpredictable IT environments.

If you’d like to learn more about the right tools to protect your organization, reach out to our expert team or start your free trial of Faronics Deep Freeze today!

About The Author

Suzannah Hastings

Suzannah is interested in all things digital, from software security to the latest technological advances. She writes about ways in which the increasingly internet-driven landscape and windows technologies like steady state alternative that change our lives, and what we can expect in the future.

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