KuppingerCole Report
Leadership Compass
By Richard Hill

Unified Endpoint Management (UEM)

This report provides an overview of the market for Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) and provides you with a compass to help you to find the solution that best meets your needs. We examine the market segment, vendor service functionality, relative market share, and innovative approaches to providing UEM solutions.

1 Introduction

The landscape of enterprise and personal computing technology is continuously evolving. It didn’t seem that long ago, where the work environment con ...

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1.1 Market Segment

Endpoint Management is a market category that runs under a variety of names, such as Client Lifecycle Management, Unified Endpoint Management, and oth ...

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1.2 Delivery models

Although all delivery models are looked at, it is worth considering the pros and cons of each delivery model against the use case for Unified Endpoint ...

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1.3 Required capabilities

When evaluating the products, we start by looking at standard criteria such as:

  • overall functionality
  • size of the company
  • number of customers
  • ...
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2 Leadership

Selecting a vendor of a product or service must not only be based on the information provided in a KuppingerCole Leadership Compass. The Leadership Co ...

The Overall Leadership rating is a combined view of the three Leadership categories, i.e., Product Leadership, Innovation Leadership, and Market Leade ...

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Product Leadership is where we examine the functional strength and completeness of services.

Product Leadership is the view in which we focus on t ...

Next, we examine innovation in the marketplace. Innovation is, from our perspective, a key capability in all IT market segments. Customers require i ...

We have rated over half of the vendors as Innovation Leaders in the Unified Endpoint Management market, which has have driven this market forward thro ...

Lastly, we analyze Market Leadership. This is an amalgamation of the number of customers, number of transactions evaluated, ratio between customers ...

In the Market Leadership evaluation, we see Microsoft clearly at the top followed by IBM, MobileIron, and Citrix primarily for their large global cust ...

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3 Correlated View

While the Leadership charts identify leading vendors in certain categories, many customers are looking not only for a product leader, but for a vendor ...

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3.1 The Market/Product Matrix

The first of these correlated views contrasts Product Leadership and Market Leadership

Vendors below the line have a weaker market position than expected according to their product maturity. Vendors above the line are sort of “overperf ...

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3.2 The Product/Innovation Matrix

This view shows how Product Leadership and Innovation Leadership are correlated. It is not surprising that there is a pretty good correlation between ...

Vendors below the line are more innovative, vendors above the line are, compared to the current Product Leadership positioning, less innovative.

Her ...

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3.3 The Innovation/Market Matrix

The third matrix shows how Innovation Leadership and Market Leadership are related. Some vendors might perform well in the market without being Innova ...

In the upper right-hand corner box, we find the “Big Ones” in the Unified Endpoint Management market which are Microsoft, IBM, Citrix and MobileIron.

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4 Products and Vendors at a glance

This section provides an overview of the various products/services we have analyzed within this KuppingerCole Leadership Compass on Unified Endpoint M ...

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4.1 Ratings at a glance

Based on our evaluation, a comparative overview of the ratings of all the products covered in this document is shown in Table 1.

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In addition, we provide in Table 2 an overview which also contains four additional ratings for the vendor, going beyond the product view provided in t ...

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Table 2 requires some additional explanation regarding the “critical” rating.

In Innovativeness, this rating is applied if vendors provide none or v ...

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5 Product/service evaluation

This section contains a quick rating for every product/service we’ve included in this KuppingerCole Leadership Compass document. For many of the pro ...

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5.1 Baramundi Software

Founded in 2000 and headquartered in the European Union, baramundi software AG is owned by Wittenstein SE, Germany. The baramundi Management Suite foc ...

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5.2 Citrix

Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Citrix Systems (Citrix) is a well-established IT vendor with a strong customer base. Citrix ...

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5.3 IBM

IBM is one of the leading companies in IT. Founded in 1911, it is one of the largest US-based firms. The MaaS360 product was originally developed by F ...

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5.4 Ivanti

Founded in 1985, Ivanti is a large company with 36 offices in 23 countries with headquarters in the Western US. Ivanti's products focus on two areas - ...

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5.5 ManageEngine

Headquartered in Pleasanton, US, ManageEngine is under the umbrella of the India-based Zoho Corporation that was founded in 1996. ManageEngine offers ...

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5.6 Matrix42

Established in 1991 with headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, Matrix42 provides products to manage and secure digital working environments. Matrix42 Un ...

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5.7 Micro Focus

Micro Focus is a UK based company that has been in the market since 1976, which acquired the NetIQ (originally Novell) product suite in 2014. Since th ...

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5.8 Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation is one of the largest technology companies worldwide with headquarters in Redmond, Washington. Within their security portfolio, ...

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5.9 MobileIron

MobileIron is a publically listed company founded in 2007 with headquarters located in Mountain View, California. The MobileIron UEM product offers a ...

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5.10 Quest

Quest is a privately held software company headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California. Although Quest was founded in 1987, KACE Unified Endpoint Managem ...

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6 Vendors and Market Segments to watch

Aside from the vendors covered in detail in this Leadership Compass document, we also observe other vendors in the market that we find interesting. So ...

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6.1 42Gears

Founded in 2009, 42Gears is a medium-sized enterprise headquartered in Bangalore, India of the APAC region and an office in Fremont, CA. Under their p ...

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6.2 Aagon

Aagon is a German company headquartered in Soest with offices in Berlin and Munich and was founded in 1992. Aagon is a medium-sized enterprise with cu ...

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6.3 BlackBerry

BlackBerry has a long history in wireless devices and other solutions in the mobile communication market. Since then, BlackBerry now provides a UEM so ...

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6.4 HCL BigFix

BigFix was founded in 1997 and was formally owned by IBM until HCL Technologies acquired it in 2019. BigFix is based in Emeryville, California. BigFix ...

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6.5 Hexnode

Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay area with offices in Australia, Germany, and India. Founded in 2013, Hexnode is a software division of Mitsogo ...

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6.6 Meraki

Founded in 2006, Meraki provides cloud-based Wi-Fi, routing and security products. Cisco acquired Meraki in 2012 and is now Cisco Meraki with a region ...

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6.7 NationSky

Established in 2005, NationSky Technology is headquartered in the Dongcheng District , Beijing, China and is primarily focused on the market in China. ...

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6.8 Snow Software

Snow Software is a large Swedish based company founded in 1997. Snow Software is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden with offices throughout the EMEA, ...

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6.9 Sophos

Sophos is a public company listed on the London Stock Exchange with its headquarters in Abingdon in the UK. It was founded in 1985 in Oxford England, ...

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6.10 SOTI

Founded in 1995, SOTI is a large enterprise headquartered in Mississauga, Canada, with worldwide offices in the EMEA and APAC regions. SOTI has had a ...

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6.11 Tanium

Tanium is a large company based in Emeryville, California founded in 2007. Tanium has a large customer base in the EMEA region as well as deployments ...

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6.12 VMware

VMware is a US company listed on the NYSE. VMware is still primarily perceived as vendor of virtualization solutions. They provide large scale enterpr ...

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Methodology

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