In addition to earning the highest score in 6 out of 6 use cases in its Critical Capabilities for High-Security Mobility Management from Gartner two years in a row, BlackBerry has also improved their position within the IDC MarketScape EMM Report. This time around, the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise Mobility Management 2017 Vendor Assessment has positioned BlackBerry as a leader in EMM.

For BlackBerry, the IDC MarketScape highlighted several key points as reasoning for their being named a Leader:

  • MDM: "[BlackBerry] UEM provides "strong device management configuration and security capabilities, a long-standing strength of BlackBerry."
  • Mobile Application Management: BlackBerry is "one of the stronger MAM solutions on the market" thanks to "strong app-level policy controls and security settings" and the BlackBerry Work software.
  • Mobile Content Management: BlackBerry Workspaces is "a strong cloud-centric content management system, with specific features around security, data confidentiality, and rights management."

"BlackBerry's EMM portfolio includes a well-integrated suite of mobile device, application and content management, and enablement capabilities, combined with strong security features and an overall well-integrated solution," the IDC MarketScape report reads. "BlackBerry's strong expertise in security technologies, particularly around certificate management, identity, and access management/control, and encryption and device policy enforcement makes the company one of the stronger platforms on the market."

As noted by IDC, the assessment 'reviews both quantitative and qualitative characteristics that define current market demands and expected buyer needs for EMM software. The evaluation is based on a comprehensive and rigorous framework that assesses how each vendor stacks up to its peers, and the framework highlights the key factors that are expected to be the most significant for achieving success in the EMM market over the short term and the long term'. You can check out the full post on the Inside BlackBerry blog for more details.

BlackBerry Named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape on EMM