Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) like VMWare’s WorkspaceONE and Gateway-based email filters (like Mimecast) are two distinct cybersecurity solutions that address different aspects of an organization’s security posture.

Here are the top five (5) key differences between the two solutions that are complimentary, not competitive with each other:

Scope and Focus:
Unified Endpoint Management (UEM): UEM is a comprehensive cybersecurity solution that focuses on managing and securing various endpoint devices, including desktops, laptops, mobile devices (smartphones, tablets), and IoT devices.

Gateway-based Email Filters: Gateway-based email filters, on the other hand, specifically target email communication.

Deployment Location:
Unified Endpoint Management (UEM): UEM is typically deployed and managed ‘within’ the organization’s infrastructure, either on-premises or through cloud-based solutions.

Gateway-based Email Filters: Gateway-based email filters are deployed at the network ‘perimeter’ (aka. ‘Edge’ or ‘External’), acting as a protective layer between the internet and the organization’s email servers (via MX record).

Unified Endpoint Management (UEM): UEM covers a broad range of devices, applications, and security aspects across the entire organization’s endpoint ecosystem. Gateway-based Email Filters: Email filters focus solely on securing email communications, providing targeted protection for email-based threats.

Threat Mitigation:
Unified Endpoint Management (UEM): While UEM includes some security features, such as device encryption and remote wipe capabilities, it does not have the specialized threat detection and prevention capabilities specifically designed for email-borne threats.

Gateway-based Email Filters: Gateway filters are specifically designed to detect and block email-based threats, including spam, phishing attempts, malicious attachments, and links.

Data Protection:
Unified Endpoint Management (UEM): UEM typically addresses data protection at the device level, including encryption and access controls for data stored on endpoints.

Gateway-based Email Filters: Gateway filters include features like Data Loss Prevention (DLP) policies to prevent sensitive information from leaving the organization via email.

We look forward to discussing, demonstrating and helping you realize the benefits of both solutions.

Adam Myers TeleSource Communications Inc. Trustwave TierPoint Mimecast GPA Midstream Rocky Mountain Chapter GPA Midstream Association Enterprise Products Transcanada Corporation Enbridge Kinder Morgan, Inc. TotalEnergies OZ Optics Ltd. Shell American Electric Power NextEra Energy, Inc. Enel Group E.ON ABB Supercell NetEase Tencent Games Sony Interactive Entertainment Nintendo Ubisoft Take-Two Interactive Lumen Technologies GTT Activision Bayer Medtronic Philips Merck ROCHE LEON HOLDINGS Roche Novartis Pfizer

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