October 31, 2014
The UF Endpoint Management (UFEM) service will soon be available to IT units across campus. UFEM provides a single console allowing departments and colleges to simplify management of their desktops, servers, laptops, smartphones, tablets, and other devices.
UFEM utilizes the IBM Endpoint Manager products (a.k.a., “Bigfix Technology”) to combine endpoint management and security. The decision to go with IBM Endpoint Manager was made after extensive analysis and vendor evaluation by a campus-wide technology committee. This software suite replaces several existing products used at UF, including McAfee Anti-Virus and PGP Whole Disk Encryption.
The eleven services available in UFEM offer core protection, encryption, mobile device management, and more. The security components protect both physical and virtual endpoints from malware and other malicious threats, and additional functionality includes the automatic distribution of software and patch management and remote access to users’ computers. In addition, UFEM can track software usage patterns to better support budget planning and vendor license compliance.
UFEM training will become available to units as they are phased into the service. For more information, visit the UF Endpoint Management website.