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IDC Report: BlackBerry UES Strength Bolsters UEM Capabilities

IDC’s recently released Worldwide Unified Endpoint Management Software Market Shares, 2019: Endpoint Management Convergence Drives Market Growth (Doc# US45173520, June 2020) report ranked BlackBerry in the top three for 2019 market share among UEM solution providers, a strong third-party validation of our continued leadership in the UEM market.

Key to BlackBerry’s growth was the swift assimilation of the AI-driven endpoint protection platform (EPP) capabilities realized in the recent acquisition of Cylance, already a leader in the NextGen EPP and endpoint detection and response (EDR) solutions space, and the bolstering of BlackBerry’s mobile threat detection (MTD) offerings.

By offering the broadest available endpoint protection capabilities in what is more widely being recognized as Unified Endpoint Security (UES), BlackBerry is among the leaders in the convergence of UEM and UES and offering comprehensive endpoint security and management tools in the market.

“BlackBerry worked to integrate Cylance capabilities into its mobile security and management offerings, pushing the concept of unified endpoint security with UEM,” the IDC report states. “The vendor's UEM offerings now span endpoint protection on Windows and Mac (via EPP and antivirus products) and mobile threat management technologies for iOS and Android.”

IDC also noted that the expansion of BlackBerry support for more operating systems is driving further growth in the UEM market as enterprises are continuing to unify their organizational structures and toolsets for device management.

Legacy of Leading the Industry

Last year, BlackBerry was one of six vendors to be named as a Leader in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Endpoint Management report, a designation BlackBerry has held for two years running and expects to continue to lead in the years to come, and was previously recognized as a leader two years in a row in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management, which preceded the UEM market.

BlackBerry® UEM works to securely enable the Internet of Things (IoT) with complete endpoint management and policy control for the growing fleet of enterprise devices and apps. It stands tall as a singular solution for device and app management, incorporating end-to-end security to provide enterprises with the flexibility and protection they need.

Our focus is always on the next generation of endpoints and integrating and securing these for our customers. That means a heavy play in fields outside of traditional UEM, such as IoT and emerging technologies. With this forward-looking direction, we are committed to securing the IoT and are actively innovating for the next round of digitization. To us, this represents the necessary momentum organizations require to facilitate digital transformation.

BlackBerry Spark Suites: The Convergence of UEM and UES

There are over one hundred billion lines of code written every year, and the number of active passwords is predicted to have grown by 300 billion in the last three years. These are just a few examples of how the pace of technological innovation, the addition of new code and users, and growing device interconnectivity creates vulnerabilities at a rate few organizations can handle.

Add to this a steady rise of state-sponsored cyberattacks to the equation, and it is clear that today’s business environment is rife with cyber-chaos, forcing security teams to scramble to address an expanding attack surface in the face of an increasingly sophisticated threat landscape.

Organizations are seeking solutions that will allow them to reverse the odds and address the complexities of modern cybersecurity while reducing the complexity of the modern security stack – and BlackBerry is here to show them the way.

BlackBerry Spark® Suites combines the best of endpoint security and management capabilities powered by artificial intelligence automation, providing a comprehensive Zero Trust solution for organizations grappling with the risks presented by an expanding remote workforce. BlackBerry Spark Suites offers a range of solution options to fit the security and device management requirements of any size organization across any industry vertical.

The BlackBerry Spark® Unified Endpoint Security (UES) Suite delivers a full set of endpoint security capabilities, including AI-driven user and entity behavior analytics, next-generation Mobile Threat Defense, Endpoint Protection, as well as Endpoint Detection and Response. Data Loss Prevention and a Secure Internet Gateway will be added to this suite in the near future.

The BlackBerry Spark® Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) Suite provides a highly secure way to manage and secure devices and applications, including secure interoperability with Microsoft® Office 365® mobile apps. It also offers a full set of endpoint management capabilities, Digital Rights Management, Identity and Access Management, SDK/custom apps, multi-channel notifications and regulated controls. A streamlined option of this offering is also available in the BlackBerry Spark® Unified Endpoint Management Express Suite.

For the most comprehensive solution, the BlackBerry Spark® Suite provides a one-stop-shop and the gold standard that includes features of the BlackBerry Spark Unified Endpoint Security Suite and BlackBerry Spark UEM Suite. It’s built to enable a Zero Trust security environment and is focused on earning trust across any endpoint and continuously validating that trust at every event or transaction.

For more information on the BlackBerry Spark Suites and the advantages of a Zero Trust, zero touch security model, please contact us.

Nigel Thompson

About Nigel Thompson

Nigel Thompson is VP Product Marketing at BlackBerry