Four Priorities for Better Endpoint Management in 2020

To help IT managers and technicians evaluate an endpoint management solution that would realize their unique set of IT management requirements, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) has released a guide on the Ten Priorities for Endpoint Management in 2019 

The report identifies their top priorities for effective endpoint management and helps in selecting the right solution according to business needs. Kaseya was selected as a Top 3 vendor in two of the categories in the report– Patch Management and Asset and Inventory Management. These are, of course, core capabilities of an endpoint management solution.

In this blog, let’s take a look at how Kaseya addresses four of the other priorities discussed in the report. 

1. Endpoint Backup and Recovery 

Kaseya Unified Backup 

Kaseya Unified Backup (KUB) enables IT technicians to manage endpoints, monitor network devices, and perform backup and recovery tasks, all from a single pane of glass i.e. from Kaseya VSA, the endpoint and network management solution. 

Integrated endpoint management and backup and recovery can help you perform your IT management tasks with more efficiency.

With KUB, you can instantly recover your backups and minimize downtime. You don’t have to worry about failed recoveries, as the built-in, automated testing guarantees recovery of your data whenever a disaster strikes. With the rise in ransomware attacks, having a unified backup solution in place is a must have.

KUB also ensures that you have “clean” instant recoveries every time by inspecting every file for ransomware infections. 

Kaseya Unified Backup Dashboard
Kaseya Unified Backup Dashboard

Kaseya Office 365 Backup  

Kaseya Office 365 Backup enables IT professionals to backup and restore Office 365 and SharePoint data directly from within Kaseya VSA. It automatically backs up data daily, in the background, without disrupting other applications and has the option for on-demand backups at any time.  

Kaseya Office 365 backup ensures that you have access to historical snapshots and versions of all your data and are able to restore to any previous version with complete accuracy. 

 2. Identity and Access Management  

Identity and access management (IAM) facilitates the protection of data by controlling user access to systems in the organization. It includes processes such as two-factor authentication (2FA), single sign-on (SSO), and privileged access management. 

Kaseya VSA now offers built-in two-factor authentication that uses freely available authenticators such as Google Authenticator and Microsoft Authenticator. Using 2FA is a critical requirement to protect your business and, if you are a Managed Service Provider (MSP), your clients’ businesses from hackers that try to use RMM tools to access your networks and deploy malware.

Kaseya VSA Two-factor Authentication
Kaseya VSA Two-factor Authentication

Kaseya AuthAnvil 

Kaseya AuthAnvil provides secure access to applications reducing the risk of breaches through brute force, phishing, and social engineering attacks. It eliminates the challenges with password management by centrally organizing and auditing all passwords. It provides strong identity authentication with 2FA, eases the process of logging into to multiple applications with single sign-on, and enhances IT security. 

 3. Remote Access and Control 

Kaseya VSA 

Kaseya VSA’s remote access feature – Live Connect – enables technicians to securely access devices from anywhere and resolve issues without affecting end-user productivity. Its 1-Click Access feature allows secure and quick access to devices for privileged users and admins, without having to know or manage user credentials. VSA Remote Control provides secure console access to endpoints, either as a shared session with the user, or as a private session where the admin takes control of the endpoint.

With Kaseya VSA you can remotely manage all devices for issue resolution, security, and compliance. 

Kaseya VSA Live Connect
Kaseya VSA Live Connect

4. Endpoint Detection and Response 

Endpoint detection and response (EDR) differs from traditional antivirus and anti-malware. It not only detects suspicious activity and malware but also keeps the network safe by containing the threat to an endpoint in case of an incident.  

Integration With Bitdefender and Other Leading AV/AM Solutions

Kaseya VSA’s integration with Bitdefender, Webroot, Kaspersky and more, enables organizations to perform actions such as content control, application control, web filtering, device control, and firewalls with intrusion detection. It provides complete, advanced protection to all endpoints from a single pane of glass. 

The EMA report provides information on these above priorities and a couple more key considerations to determine the best endpoint management solution for a business. To learn more, download the EMA report here.

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