BlackBerry Recognized as a Leader in the 2018 IDC MarketScape EMM Report

IDC MarketScape named BlackBerry a ‘Leader’ for the second year in a row

BlackBerry Limited announced it has been positioned by IDC, as a ‘Leader’ within the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise Mobility Management Software 2018 Vendor Assessment, which provides an in-depth analysis of worldwide enterprise mobility management (EMM) software providers. BlackBerry was one of six EMM vendors to be named as a ‘Leader’ this year. 

In the report, IDC MarketScape named BlackBerry a ‘Leader’ for the second year in a row and highlighted the following key components of the company’s enterprise and embedded software stack:

  • BlackBerry UEM: “BlackBerry has made strides in unifying its console and user experience for managing multiple device types, such as wearables, multi-OS PC support, and other connected endpoints.”
  • BlackBerry Access: “The company’s secure browser solution augments its UEM strategy, providing access to behind the firewall intranet applications access, as well as cloud application access controls and policy enforcement.”
  • BlackBerry Radar and BlackBerry QNX: “BlackBerry's Radar platform, an IoT for management and tracking service, as well as the company's QNX real-time IoT operating system, provide BlackBerry strong technology background and credibility in the emerging IoT space.”
  • Network Operating Centre (NOC): “The company's NOC infrastructure provides strong cloud-based connectivity to internal apps and assets without requiring extensive firewall or VPN port enablement.”

“Enterprise software is already complex. Scaling existing infrastructure with the addition of IoT devices that meet security requirements, fit within new and existing workflows, and comply with company and regulatory policy regimes is both extraordinarily hard and increasingly a requirement for global IT organizations,” said Billy Ho, EVP of Enterprise Products at BlackBerry. “What customers are now demanding and BlackBerry is uniquely positioned to offer is a highly secure platform that simplifies the task of managing billions of connected endpoints and makes it easier for authorized end users to access the value stored in all of the ‘things’ that comprise a modern enterprise.” 

The IDC MarketScape methodology assesses the strategies and capabilities of EMM software providers that contribute to their success in the marketplace and help anticipate their ascendancy. 


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