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ManageEngine Announces Flexible Licensing for Desktop Central

ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, has announced the unified endpoint management (UEM) edition of Desktop Central. This new edition offers modern management, mobile device management, OS deployment and other proven Desktop Central features under one flexible license, enabling enterprises to manage any endpoint for less than $2 per month. This news comes as a follow-up to ManageEngine’s placement in Gartner’s first Magic Quadrant for Unified Endpoint Management Tools.

Gartner predicts that 80 percent of worker tasks will take place on a mobile device by 2020. At the same time, most employees still primarily rely on desktops and laptops for work. Enterprise security depends on IT admins managing many types of endpoints, but having to purchase separate licenses for managing PCs and mobile devices can be confusing, expensive and cumbersome. UEM tools typically replace two or more traditional endpoint management solutions, cutting down on the cost of training and licensing. Desktop Central’s UEM edition enables enterprises to manage any type of endpoint — be it servers, PCs, laptops, smartphones or tablets — from enrollment to retirement.

“There is a rapid rise in the number and type of endpoints, and managing different licenses for all of the device types can be difficult. Desktop Central’s UEM edition, with its single license model for all forms of endpoints, gives organizations a simple, flexible way to manage the endpoints on their networks today and tomorrow,” said Mathivanan Venkatachalam, vice president at ManageEngine. “We believe being recognized in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Unified Endpoint Management Tools reinforces the confidence customers have in our UEM strategy and solution.”

ManageEngine Placed in Gartner's 2018 Magic Quadrant for UEM Tools

With the introduction of its first Magic Quadrant for Unified Endpoint Management Tools, Gartner has displaced its quadrants for mobile device management and client management tools. ManageEngine is honored to be recognized in Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for UEM Tools. Desktop Central was recognized for its lower price point and easy-to-navigate interface. Its active user community was also highlighted for being rich in support and how-to content.

Highlights of Desktop Central UEM Edition

In addition to competitive pricing and the ability to manage any type of endpoint using one license, the UEM edition offers these proven Desktop Central features:

  • Patch management: Automatically patch 1,000+ Windows, Mac, Linux and third-party applications.
  • Software deployment: Distribute, install, update and uninstall MSI and EXE-based applications using over 1,300 predefined templates.
  • Mobile device management: Bring corporate-owned and BYOD devices under management using automated enrollment and authentication.
  • Mobile application management: Allow users to only install IT-approved in-house and store apps, manage licenses, and blacklist apps.
  • Mobile security management: Protect corporate data by enforcing security policies for Wi-Fi, VPN, email, etc. Locate, lock and wipe lost devices. Securely distribute, save and view content.
  • Modern management: Distribute Windows store apps; manage containerization, email, kiosk mode, and security; and perform other Windows 10 management tasks.
  • Remote control: Control remote endpoints using integrated video call, chat, and file transfer.
  • OS deployment and imaging: Automate disk imaging and deployment.

Pricing and Availability

Desktop Central UEM edition is priced at $22 per device per year and available for download at A fully functional, 30-day trial version is also available for download. Desktop Central can be installed on-premises or hosted on various cloud platforms and has a fully-functional free edition that can manage up to 50 endpoints.

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