Key features for all device types

There are activities that you can perform with all of the device types that 
BlackBerry UEM
 supports. These include activation, management of devices, apps and licenses, controlling how devices connect to your organization's resources, and enforcing your organization's requirements. For more information about these features, see the following table.
Feature
Description
Activate devices
When you activate a device, you associate the device with your organization's environment so that users can access work data on their devices. You can activate a device with just an email address and activation password.
You can allow users to activate devices themselves or you can activate devices for users and then distribute the devices. All device types can be activated over the wireless network.
Manage devices
You can view all devices in one place and access all management tasks in a single, web-based UI. You can manage multiple devices for each user account and view the device inventory for your organization. You can perform the following actions if the actions are supported by the device:
  • Lock the device, change the device or work space password, or delete information from the device
  • Connect the device securely to your organization's mail environment, using 
    Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync
     for email and calendar support
  • Control how the device can connect to your organization's network, including 
    Wi-Fi
     and VPN settings
  • Configure single sign-on for the device so that it authenticates automatically with domains and web services in your organization's network
  • Control the capabilities of the device, such as setting rules for password strength and disabling functions like the camera
  • Manage app availability on the device, including specifying app versions and whether the apps are required or optional
  • Search app stores directly for apps to assign to devices
  • Install certificates on the device and optionally configure SCEP to permit automatic certificate enrollment
  • Extend email security using S/MIME or PGP
Manage groups of users, apps, and devices
Groups simplify the management of users, apps, and devices. You can use groups to apply the same configuration settings to similar user accounts or similar devices. You can assign different groups of apps to different groups of users, and a user can be a member of several groups.
Control which devices can access 
Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync
You can use gatekeeping in 
BlackBerry UEM
 to ensure that only devices managed by 
BlackBerry UEM
 can access work email and other information on the device and meet your organization's security policy.
Control how devices connect to your organization's resources
You can use an enterprise connectivity profile to control how apps on devices connect to your organization’s resources. When you enable enterprise connectivity, you avoid opening multiple ports in your organization's firewall to the Internet for device management and third-party applications such as the mail server, certification authority, and other web servers or content servers. Enterprise connectivity sends all traffic through the 
BlackBerry Infrastructure
 to 
BlackBerry UEM
 on port 3101.
Manage work apps
On all managed devices, work apps are apps that your organization makes available for its users.
You can search the app stores directly for apps to assign to devices. You can specify whether apps are required on devices, and you can view whether a work app is installed on a device. Work apps can also be proprietary apps that were developed by your organization or by third-party developers for your organization's use.
Enforce your organization's requirements for devices
You can use a compliance profile to help enforce your organization's requirements for devices, such as not permitting access to work data for devices that are jailbroken, rooted, or have an integrity alert, or requiring that certain apps be installed on devices. You can send a notification to users to ask them to meet your organization's requirements, or you can limit users' access to your organization's resources and applications, delete work data, or delete all data on the device.
Send an email to users
 You can send an email to multiple users directly from the management console. The users must have an email address associated with their account.
Create or import many user accounts with a .csv file
You can import a .csv file into 
BlackBerry UEM
 to create or import many user accounts at once. Depending on your requirements, you can also specify group membership and activation settings for the user accounts in the .csv file.
View reports of user and device information
The reporting dashboard displays an overview of your 
BlackBerry UEM
 environment. For example, you can view the number of devices in your organization sorted by service provider. You can view details about users and devices, export the information to a .csv file, and access user accounts from the dashboard.
Certificate-based authentication
You can send certificates to devices using certificate profiles. These profiles help to restrict access to 
Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync
Wi-Fi
 connections, or VPN connections to devices that use certificate-based authentication. 
Manage licenses for specific features and device controls
You can manage licenses and view detailed information for each license type, such as usage and expiration. The license types that your organization uses determine the devices and features that you can manage. You must activate licenses before you can activate devices. Free trials are available so that you can try out the service.
EMM SIM-Based Licensing
EMM SIM-Based Licensing is an alternative licensing model that allows you to buy licenses from your service provider instead of from BlackBerry. This option allows you to pay for licenses for 
BlackBerry 10
iOS
Android
, and 
Windows
 devices as part of your existing plan with your service provider. For more information about licensing, see the Licensing content.