VMware Workspace ONE: Enhancing and Securing the Decentralized Workforce

Kaitlin Sherman

Working 9 to 5 in the office is quickly becoming a standard of the past as more companies are adopting modern practices like remote work opportunities and bring-your-own device programs. While these new opportunities are enticing for employees, the shift to remote work has posed unique challenges for IT, forcing already strained teams to rethink how to support new and varied environments. As usual, VMware is ahead of the game. When IT teams augment their environment with VMware’s Workspace ONE, managing and securing a diverse EUC environment becomes as smooth as silk. 

Unsurprisingly, security remains a top concern for most organizations. In Gartner’s latest report, The Top 8 Security Risks and Trends We’re Watching, securing the increase of remote workers and devices poses the biggest security threat to companies. Legacy tools simply cannot keep up with a stream of increasing users, endpoints, and apps as they lack visibility into off-network PCs. When 95% of breaches originate at endpoint units, security protocols must be flexible, scalable, and agile. VMware’s Workspace ONE alleviates several security issues by replacing siloed management tools with a single cloud-based modern management system complete with intelligent automation and a familiar console. Further, Workspace ONE replaces the tedious task of configuring policies by providing 100% cloud policy management that can be deployed in minutes anywhere at any time. Off-network PCs are now visible with Workspace ONE, and patching is kept up to date.

It is impossible to discuss the management of remote workers without delving into the topic of cost. Legacy infrastructure is designed to manage devices on the company network, and it’s clear that business is trending more and more towards remote work in the future. Because of this, teams are required to spend more time and money to deploy, manage, and support the increasing volume and variety of remote devices. Workspace ONE streamlines device setup and management by utilizing features like policy templates, pre-packaged applications, automation, and drop ship. The below table demonstrates the full power of Workspace ONE’s time and cost savings to organizations.

Source: Traditional vs. Modern Management, VMware

Possibly the most overlooked aspect of remote work is the employee experience. Modern employees want a seamless experience while using familiar devices. Legacy systems create disjointed and inconsistent delivery of apps and services, resulting in employee dissatisfaction and frustration. By implementing Workspace ONE, employees can connect and use all devices seamlessly from day one by using single sign-on. Most rewarding for both employee and IT teams alike is the ability to recover devices, gain insight into device performance, and provide support without needing to access the physical device.

In short, adopting Workspace ONE alleviates more than one pain point. It allows organizations to deploy, manage, secure, and troubleshoot all devices—whether remote or not—through one familiar management platform. Named Gartner’s Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Endpoint Management, Workspace ONE provides businesses and employees alike with a clear path to continued development and success.

To learn more about the benefits of VMware Workspace ONE, you can download this free white paper. [link to white paper is in turn-in]

Kaitlin Sherman is the Product Manager for VMware at Connection. Starting as an Account Manager in the SMB space, she utilized VMware’s vast portfolio to propel customer innovation and streamline management. As Product Manager for the VMware brand, her mission is to help as many organizations as possible achieve their goals, while saving time and money with VMware. A native of Central Pennsylvania, Kaitlin recently moved to Vermont with her fiancé Dan and three dogs. In her free time, she regularly practices yoga, goes on hikes, and is learning to ski.