The number of devices in the enterprise is constantly ballooning and experts believe that there will be 25 billion internet-connected products across the globe by 2020, according to Gartner. Choosing the right solution to protect those devices is critical to your business, especially since cyber criminals are constantly targeting enterprises via endpoints.
Take a look at a recent article we posted that defines mobile device management (MDM), enterprise mobility management (EMM), unified endpoint management (UEM), and mobile application management (MAM) to see which option is the best fit for your business. But let’s dive into UEM in this article and see why Blackberry says it’s the new MDM.
According to BlackBerry, with its UEM solution, an organization can secure, connect and mobilize its workforce, devices and systems.
“From endpoint to endpoint, it safeguards your entire enterprise,” BlackBerry reported.
The vendor provided a checklist to keep by your side while choosing a UEM solution. It includes questions to ask yourself, like does this solution support the endpoints my employees want and need? And does it control which applications are installed and provide protection against non-approved apps?
The checklist also provides several capabilities you’ll want to ensure your solution features, including support for all the user segments and groups within your organization, a single and unified console, and the ability to enable all the ownership models you may need it to, such as bring your own device (BYOD), corporate owned-personally enabled (COPE), and choose your own device (CYOD).
And if you’re having a tough time controlling costs when it comes to mobility, BlackBerry says the right UEM platform can help save money. The vendor reported that the following three things could allow an organization to save over 60 percent when simplifying mobility management with BlackBerry UEM:
BlackBerry reported that a simplified infrastructure leads to faster deployment along with fewer hardware components and less maintenance.
Having tight security means you won’t have to pay for VPN connections and concentrators, BlackBerry reported.
A single vendor
With UEM, a business will only need one solution to manage all of its operating systems.
However, cost is not the only factor to consider when implementing a new product. BlackBerry reported that security, scalability and ease of use are also vital to weigh before making a decision.
And if you still have questions, check out this mobility management roadmap.