Choosing a mobile device management system is akin to opening a can of worms. It’s impossible to forecast how valuable data can be compromised in the event of cyberattack. There are many ways to mitigate it though mobile phones (with their insecure android/iOS systems) represent the huge attack vector.
BlackBerry UEM is a multiplatform EMM solution from BlackBerry that provides comprehensive device, application, and content management with integrated security and connectivity.
However, at the very least, most enterprises require this check list and how BlackBerry Unified Endpoint Manager (UEM) checks each one of them as follows:
- The ability to provision devices, i.e. get enterprise users on existing network. Users can connect to the network via a portal which offers a “single sign on” ability. BlackBerry UEM- checked.
- How does one detected whether the on-boarded devices are not unauthorized or dangerous changes like jailbroken, rooted and more? BlackBerry UEM- checked
- Most enterprises require inventory management inclusive of devices and apps and is important for enterprise deployment. BlackBerry UEM- checked.
- The core component of any mobile/enterprise deployment is “security”. You cannot go wrong with it. This includes virus scans firewall, encryption to known and published standards, authentication (as in single sign on), ability to remote lock connected devices, remote wipe in the event of loss, virtual private network setup to access corporate intranet etc. Each one of them should have well documented policy based security implementation. BlackBerry UEM- Checked.
- Finally, monitoring of entire network with strong real time analytics and reporting and alarms in case of policy breach (based on stated policies etc are extremely vital monitoring; indeed the administrators need to be hyper alert to prevailing scenarios and have a global hawkeye’s view of what mobile users are doing. BlackBerry UEM- checked!
Lets see what all BlackBerry UEM can do: (emphasis mine)
- Manage BlackBerry 10, iOS, macOS, Android (including devices that use Android for Work and Samsung KNOX), Windows (including Windows 10 tablets and computers), and BlackBerry OS (version 5.0 to 7.1) devices
- Use a simple web-based interface to manage BYOD, COPE, and COBO devices and protect business information
- Manage complex fleets of devices using comprehensive reporting and dashboards, dynamic filters, and robust search capabilities
- Allow users to activate their own devices with BlackBerry UEM Self-Service
You can watch how to manage the iOS devices (for example):
BlackBerry UEM: Simply the best!