Manage your company's hardware easily, affordably with Desktop Central

Manage your company’s hardware easily and affordably with Desktop Central

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Manage your company's devices across the workforce and various platforms with Desktop Central from ManageEngine.
Manage your company's devices across the workforce and various platforms with Desktop Central.
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If you manage technology for a company, you need all the help you can get. Not every business has the resources for a big, well-equipped IT department. Yet you might still need to manage, automate and secure all sorts of devices across a workforce and varied systems.

That’s where ManageEngine’s Desktop Central comes in. Its unified endpoint management system is affordable, feature-rich and easy to use, thanks to a clean, intuitive design.

Desktop Central: A one-stop solution for UEM and security

As a key player in the UEM sphere for more than 15 years, Desktop Central is one of ManageEngine’s most robust products. It’s a one-stop solution for both endpoint management and endpoint security.

Having bagged Gartner’s Customers’ Choice Award for a third time in 2021, and earning a spot in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Endpoint Management Tools that same year, Desktop Central is a top pick for endpoint administration and automation needs. It stands out from other UEM products because it does not require extensive coding knowledge. And yet it’s very handy, extremely affordable, loaded with advanced features and offers a thoughtful design that makes it simple to master.

Manage everything from one dashboard

Desktop Central is a powerful UEM solution that manages servers, laptops, desktops, smartphones and tablets from a single dashboard. It supports macOS, iOS, tvOS, iPadOS, Windows, Linux, Android and Chrome OS.
With it, you can perform end-to-end patch management with automated OS and third-party patching, and instantly deploy software using more than 8,000 built-in templates. You can remotely access and troubleshoot devices with a single click, giving you full access to the device as if you were physically using it. You also get real-time asset management for both physical and digital assets.

Robust endpoint security

Desktop Central also offers a wide range of endpoint security features, including vulnerability management, application control, device control, BitLocker management and browser security. More than 30 predefined configurations help you manage power usage, USB devices, security policies and more.

The product gives you comprehensive reports and analysis on every task you perform, from managing devices (both employer-issued and employee-owned) to issuing critical security reinforcements. You can download and pass on the reports to those who need to see them — even those who don’t have the product license.

On-premises and cloud versions, plus a la carte purchases

ManageEngine offers Desktop Central in both on-premises and cloud versions, with four different editions of each to suit all business types. You can completely customize your version per your requirements, taking advantage of 18 language choices.

The company also offers Desktop Central’s features as standalone products, so you can buy only the features you need.

macOS and iOS management

When it comes to unified endpoint management (UEM), ManageEngine's Desktop Central is a full-service solution.
When it comes to unified endpoint management, Desktop Central is a full-service solution.
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Globally, Macs are growing more popular with IT operators, with the market share of macOS increasing from 7% in 2014 to 12% in 2019. Fueled by Apple’s fast yet efficient M1-powered machines, the Mac market continues to grow. Identifying that growing demand, Desktop Central helps you easily automate the process of macOS and iOS management.

Owing to its powerful capabilities and ease of use, Desktop Central simplifies the process of managing and securing your network. The company’s solution offers control and security, all from the comfort of your workstation, lifting much of the weight off your shoulders as an IT administrator.

An emphasis on customer service

Desktop Central has always been a customer-centric solution. The company’s team puts a lot of time and effort into keeping its customers satisfied. It routinely takes customer suggestions for new features and prides itself on top-notch customer support.

Support is available over email, call, chat and even personalized sessions.

Price: Free 30-day trial

Where to sign up (cloud) or download (on-premises): Desktop Central