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9 UEM Use Cases Organizations Should Consider Right Now

Organizations are emerging from the pandemic with a new recipe for productivity: Work from the office, work from anywhere, and work from multiple devices. That makes this a crucial time for securing and managing your endpoints.

Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) is critical to improving your security posture, and IDC just shared a list of use cases organizations should consider while evaluating this approach.

UEM Use Cases and Scenarios

The IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Unified Endpoint Management Software 2022 Vendor Assessment (doc #US48325122, May 2022) lists nine use cases and scenarios organizations should explore when evaluating this approach. Compare this list to the needs within your environment:

  1. Hybrid worker device support
  2. Strong UEM capabilities and road map for customer success
  3. Workspace intelligence and analytics
  4. Conditional access controls and policy enforcement triggers
  5. Baseline mobile endpoint support
  6. Strong portfolio of adjacent and complementary IT products, services, and solutions
  7. A broad set of legacy and modern PC management support functions
  8. Capabilities for supporting non-corporate devices or bring-your-own-device (BYOD) users
  9. Ability to address three to four major endpoint device operating systems.

See more details on all of these in the IDC MarketScape report excerpt.

How the UEM Landscape is Shifting

Things are changing quickly in cybersecurity. I really appreciate the comments on the shifting UEM landscape made by Phil Hochmuth, Program Vice President, Endpoint Management and Enterprise Mobility at IDC. It reminds us why this is the right time to re-evaluate your UEM approach.

"Enterprises are emerging from the pandemic with new requirements around how endpoint devices are used, deployed, managed, and secured. Unified endpoint management adoption was strong through the pandemic, but what has emerged is a market where multiple platforms may now exist in an organization that focuses on unifying endpoint management for specific use cases. Deploying one UEM tool to 'rule them all' is becoming a rarer thing in most deployments.”

Organizations need tools that enable the Internet of Things with complete endpoint management and policy control through a single management console. They also need a UEM that provides flexibility and security to keep employees connected and protected so they can work from practically any device, anywhere.

IDC MarketScape Names BlackBerry a Leader

The IDC MarketScape named BlackBerry® as a “Leader” in the market for the third year in a row. I’m proud of the way we help organizations secure their environments. Our UEM approach works in conjunction with BlackBerry’s Cylance® cybersecurity platforms to provide end-to-end cybersecurity protection, with UEM as the first line of defense through device management and compliance.

It also works with the four major operating systems: Windows®, macOS®, iOS®, and Android™, as well as embedded devices.

What is the IDC MarketScape saying about the BlackBerry® UEM platform? Here’s an excerpt from the Worldwide UEM Vendor Assessment report:

“Consider BlackBerry for high-security use cases or scenarios where regulatory compliance and special certifications are important requirements, especially for bring-your-own-device deployments that can leverage BlackBerry's secure productivity apps. Also consider BlackBerry UEM for potential vendor consolidation and product integration with regard to the vendor's BlackBerry endpoint security and threat detection products. BlackBerry's capabilities around mobile data protection and security also make it a strong consideration for supporting extensive BYOD deployments.”

Where Can I Read More About UEM?

If you’re considering the UEM approach or use cases for unified endpoint management, be sure to read what the IDC MarketScape says about the market and the features organizations are looking for right now.

On behalf of our teams, I want to say thank you to our customers around the globe who trust us with their Unified Endpoint Management. And thank you to the IDC MarketScape for recognizing BlackBerry as a Leader for 2022 Worldwide UEM Software.

Nathan Jenniges

About Nathan Jenniges

Nathan Jenniges is Vice President of Cybersecurity Product Strategy at BlackBerry.