What is Modern Management?

With its wide acceptance in the tech industry, there's an emerging trend for Modern management as it simplifies the experience of device management, creating a flexible workspace by managing Windows or Mac devices under a single roof. The term modern device management refers to the strategy of users and devices utilizing the power of modern technologies. Modern management and modern desktop management reimagines the way we manage laptops, desktops, and mobile devices and streamlines all traditional operations such as asset management, deploying of software and patches, software audits, securing applications etc. from a single interface.

Modern management is the process of implementing strategies to manage endpoints in a consistent and unified way without compromising the security of endpoints. It is a comprehensive approach to easily manage Windows and Mac devices.


This page covers the following:

Why is modern management important?

Traditional IT is what IT administrators have been following religiously for years and takes a device-centric approach. A corporate-owned device is issued to the employees and only these are permitted to join the corporate network for access to corporate applications/services. This implies that the remediation of IT issues is reactive and not proactive.

Organizations are making a swift march towards embracing digital/modern workspace, thereby making modern management essential for empowering your modern workforce. Endpoint management has come a long way as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is here to stay. Organizations are changing their view on traditional device management and emphasize on user self-service to meet the continuously changing requirements across departments. This calls for a modern IT management system. With modern management techniques, modern desktop management and modern management tools in place, policies are targeted at end users and take a user-centric approach. In this case, the remediation of IT issues is proactive. Modern management largely allows organizations to cut down the costs and efforts of endpoints maintenance and also diminishes the need for extensive on-premise infrastructures.

Modern device management with Endpoint Central

You are probably already managing your iOS, Android, Windows and Mac mobile devices via Mobile Device Management.

With Endpoint Central's modern management capabilities, you can use various modern endpoint management features and modern management tools to manage a plethora of devices. It strikes a balance between legacy and modern device management by providing equal flexibility and control for managing legacy operating systems while also providing tools for conducting modern management. ´╗┐This unified modern endpoint manager disentangles the ecosystem, by enabling the admins to do their operations in a single workflow through a single console. Organizations can use modern management for Windows 10 and Mac devices - be it phones, desktops, laptops or tablets. Learn more about modern management capabilities in Endpoint Central here.

How to implement modern management techniques:

The function of modern management is ever-increasing and improving rapidly. The application accommodates the changing requirements of device management challenges by leveraging modern endpoint management capabilities. Modern management for Windows 10 and macOS is an imperative tool for any IT admin in the present day and age. From providing granular control over specific devices to scheduling the software upgrades for deployment, here are some of the modern management features offered in Endpoint Central:

Seamless enrollment
Complete wipe
Corporate wipe
Distribute profiles
Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol
Kiosk mode
App distribution
Silent installation

  • Seamless enrollment: Use any supported modern enrollment technique, including email-based enrollment, self-enrollment, and admin enrollment using Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (ICD)
  • Complete wipe: Fight malware and external attacks by performing corporate wipe remotely to protect the data on your users' device. In case of theft/lost devices, you can perform a complete wipe that makes the device brand-new.
  • Corporate wipe: Sit back and relax while we help you track your missing devices. On one hand, this aids you in retrieving lost devices and on the other hand, it helps you secure your stolen devices with corporate wipe.
  • Geo tracking: Track the geographical location of devices anytime and be sure not to let the devices off your radar. With geo tracking, you can locate all the managed Windows 10 and macOS laptops, desktops and mobile devices.
  • Remote lock: Remotely secure your mobile devices' and macOS devices data in the event of theft or loss. On performing Remote lock, it prompts the user to enter the set passcode, preventing access to the device.
  • Distribute profiles: Impose policies and restrictions to the managed Windows 10 computers, tablets and mobile devices. The specifications of these profiles can be customized for managing Windows devices.
  • Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol (SCEP): Protect corporate data by restricting unknown devices from accessing your corporate network. Access validation by issuing client certificates is no longer a herculean task. With SCEP in hand, dispatching certificates is a piece of cake without the need to approve each certificate manually.
  • Kiosk mode: Enhance the productivity by selectively locking the device to a single application or a specific set of applications. The home page is customized with the permitted apps so that, the end users are disabled from making amendments to the device settings.
  • App distribution: Be it enterprise apps or apps from the store, all you will have to do is, retain it in your app catalog and distribution becomes more seamless than ever before. Manage and distribute enterprise apps by adding an App Enrollment Token or a Code Signing Certificate.
  • Silent installation: Business productivity applications that are platform-specific can be installed without any user intervention.