BlackBerry has upgraded its Unified Endpoint Manager (UEM) solution to offer better support for the Microsoft 365 platform. The two solutions will be better integrated with one another moving forward, which will in turn improve corporate and cloud security for businesses using a range of Microsoft 365 products.
In that regard, the BlackBerry Endpoint Manager can be used to protect enterprise networks on-premises and in the cloud. The platform comes with modern authentication features, and is fully compatible with the Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). As a result, it can be used for conditional access, which is to say that businesses can use it to enable remote access while still ensuring that only those with the right permissions can gain access to more sensitive parts of the network.
“BlackBerry UEM enables organizations and end users to be productive from anywhere, securely,” said BlackBerry Spark Product Engineering EVP Billy Ho. “The past eighteen months have emphasized the need for security and productivity to go hand-in-hand. Enterprises around the world use both BlackBerry UEM and Microsoft 365 every day, and we are pleased to enable them to protect their data and empower their workforce through these integrations.”
“Digital technologies are presenting enterprises with new ways of doing business,” added Microsoft 365 GM Wangui McKelvey. “Together with BlackBerry, we will provide enterprises with the standard for secure productivity.”
The news comes shortly after BlackBerry announced that it would be creating an Advisory Council to guide the development of its IVY platform, which is geared towards smart car and smart mobility applications. The company has also added AWS GovCloud utility to its own AtHoc Emergency Mass Notification System (EMNS) in the hopes that it would make the EMNS solution more appealing to federal agencies. Amazon Web Services is a founding member of BlackBerry’s IVY Advisory Council.