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May 17, 20223 min read

Endpoint Management Is Complex; Managing it at the Edge Makes it Easy

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Manage your endpoints at the edge with a peer-to-peer network topology.

Think of all the devices in your purview right now. If you work in IT for an enterprise organization, you’re likely familiar with tickets like “I can’t get onto the VPN,” “this update messed up my computer,” or the dreaded “I think I’ve been hacked.” On top of help requests are constant security concerns, time-consuming patches and updates, and the never-ending puzzle of managing an ever-growing network of devices threatening to push your old, clunky servers over capacity.

With all the challenges facing IT, endpoint management is complicated, especially when dealing with outdated content distribution methods. Endpoint management powered by your network’s edge leverages a peer-to-peer (P2P) architecture that is a scalable, automatable, and flexible solution for content delivery. In short, it matches the pace of an enterprise organization on the rise.

Key article takeaways:

  • A peer-to-peer endpoint management topology is far more resilient (and thus, more reliable) than outdated, client-server models.
  • Traditional endpoint management solutions are costly to maintain and can't seamlessly scale
  • A decentralized workforce is better secured by a decentralized endpoint management solution

Bring endpoint management to the edge with a P2P architecture

You’re familiar with an org chart, where the boss is at the top, and everyone else branches out below. Information has a very specific chain it needs to flow through to get from the top to the bottom.

Similarly, last-generation endpoint management tools that rely on physical server infrastructure will push out content, but, like an org chart, everything depends on that one central point to control what happens — if the boss goes down, content delivery stops. And that’s risky.

Now picture a web, where each node is an internet-connected device that can process information, store content, and is connected to everyone else on the network’s edge. Instead of one centralized server, a P2P endpoint architecture is designed to keep up with network and bandwidth changes on its own. It leverages automation to enable workload capacity sensing. By taking stock of hard drive space across devices, updates can be completed efficiently across the entire network. Each device on the network has surplus capacity to store and deliver critical content updates, patches, and applications. In this model, the devices with the most capacity can raise their hand to get content from the cloud and push it to other devices on the network; seamlessly offloading traffic from the WAN or VPN and helping achieve record levels of compliance. When conditions change, a single, global boundary setting allows for the creation and reconfiguring of content distribution channels.

This means, a growing network requires zero hardware to scale and can efficiently adopt as many endpoints as needed as an organization expands.

If you're still using traditional endpoint management solutions you're losing money and time

Antiquated endpoint management models that require additional, physical servers as an enterprise scales are costly to maintain, have limited upgrade options, and are susceptible to security vulnerabilities — all of which place a drain on IT resources. Since P2P endpoint management at the edge takes advantage of existing network infrastructure and uses automation to take care of traditionally manual tasks, IT has more time to devote to endpoint security and steady-state monitoring so the organization can continue to scale without disruption.

To realize digital transformation, businesses need to start at the heartbeat of the organization and give IT teams the endpoint management solutions that can keep pace with the modern enterprise. In the white paper, Endpoint Management Powered by Your Edge, we explore how P2P, push-based architecture offers a boost to IT’s operational efficiency so they can dedicate valuable resources to the most pressing issues.

Download the white paper: Endpoint Management Powered by Your Edge for a deeper understanding of how a peer-to-peer solution enables better endpoint management.

Step into the future of endpoint management with a P2P network solution.

About Adaptiva's OneSite Health

Adaptiva’s OneSite Health automates discovery and remediation of endpoint configuration issues to maintain unprecedented rates of compliance and end-user uptime and satisfaction across your network. Leveraging the Adaptiva OneSite Platform IT can continuously deliver software, configurations, and patches to endpoints no matter their location whether on the corporate LAN, VPN, or over the public internet. The world’s largest enterprise organizations and government agencies rely on Adaptiva for best-in-class real-time endpoint visibility and content delivery, as well as automated compliance checks, remediations, and patching without ever throttling the network or the end user experience.


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