baramundi software: AGame Changer in IT Management
Uwe Beikirch, Managing Director
Dr. Lars Lippert, Managing Director
“Customers are taking advantage of our automation features to improve the speed and efficiency of detecting and fixing vulnerabilities on remote and hybrid PCs and mobile devices.”
Managing the dramatic increase in the number and the frequency of new vulnerabilities in the past few years is a constant concern for organizations. Moreover, the shift to remote work during the lockdown has compounded the challenge because IT admins lost direct physical access to users’ devices on the company network. At this critical point, baramundi Unified Endpoint Management (UEM), from baramundi software is shaping the future of secure, flexible, and efficient endpoint management. “Customers are taking advantage of our automation features to improve the speed and efficiency of detecting and fixing vulnerabilities on remote and hybrid PCs as well as mobile devices. They’re also adopting our internet-enabled endpoint management (IEM) capabilities to give IT admins a secure tunnel to manage remote devices,” begins Dr. Lars Lippert, Managing Director, baramundi software.
Two of the most important capabilities of baramundi’s Unified Endpoint Management software are its vulnerability management and automation functions. This powerful combination enables IT managers to scan for, prioritize and remediate vulnerabilities affecting Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android devices proactively and efficiently. baramundi’s modular architecture appeals to many companies because it can adapt to their specific requirements over time and they only pay for needed features. “Our comprehensive automation capabilities used for vulnerability management also apply to inventorying hardware and software for greater transparency, patch and update management, as well as compliance documentation for security and software license audits,” adds Lippert.
Most importantly, the consistent and intuitive interface makes the baramundi UEM system easy to use and master. baramundi simplifies the management of Windows BitLocker to ensure that endpoint configurations are correct, virus definitions are current, and encryption keys are secure. The company’s team also supports Windows Defender Antivirus management with centralized collection, monitoring, and analysis of malware information. Admins can initiate scans remotely, including during the boot phase. The baramundi vulnerability scanner uses four independent, trusted databases containing current vulnerability and configuration data for all known issues. Embedded data protection technologies also ensure data security from the boot phase through OS loading.
baramundi is consistently lauded for its customer support by Forrester Research, Gartner, and customers themselves. Support begins with a strong focus on delivering a solution that fits the customer’s exact needs. The company’s dedicated consulting and support team ensures a smooth initial deployment and the rollout of new modules as they are added. Though there are larger UEM vendors, baramundi stands out by providing the right solutions and support for SMEs. For example, Berry Global, a leader in efficient and sustainable packaging solutions, was reaching the limits of its previous endpoint management system as its network expanded through organic growth and acquisitions. The need to renew the system’s licensing and a planned Windows 10 upgrade prompted a fresh look at more capable solutions. The team considered several vendors and chose baramundi Management Suite (bMS) as the best and most flexible solution to support its growth.
Since its founding in 2000, the company has grown from Client Management to a full UEM provider with over 2 million managed endpoints. In-house development enables baramundi to consistently deliver a well-thought-out and refined product tailored to the needs of small- and medium-sized companies. Today, baramundi is growing steadily. After expanding in the German markets, followed by the UK, Poland, and the US, the company is currently entering the Italian market. “We are expanding our software solution in three areas: new capabilities for our existing system, adding OT management in networked industrial production environments, and providing more cloud-based products with a focus on End-User Experience Management,” concludes Lippert.