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How to choose the right endpoint management tool
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This chapter is included in the Mobility management evolves into BYOD and beyond E-Book.
With new and improved features in Windows 10, plus ever-changing third-party utilities, IT administrators have plenty of desktop management tools at their disposal. That might seem like a good thing, but it's a double-edged sword. Lots of options on the table makes for a tough decision, and the tools often differ in such a way that they can't be compared easily. The best course of action is to figure out which features you need -- such as malware protection, threat intelligence and mobile device management -- then shortlist and test some tools from there.
Vendor-neutral rankings also help with the decision-making process. And if you need cutting-edge or newer kinds of endpoint support, you can base your search for the right tool on those features as well. Consider whether you need endpoint detection and response capabilities, for example, and go from there.