Key features for all device types
There are activities that you can perform with all of the device types that
BlackBerry UEMsupports. 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.
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.
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:
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 UEMto ensure that only devices managed by
BlackBerry UEMcan 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 UEMon 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 UEMto 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 UEMenvironment. 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.
You can send certificates to devices using certificate profiles. These profiles help to restrict access to
Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync,
Wi-Ficonnections, 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
Windowsdevices as part of your existing plan with your service provider. For more information about licensing, see the Licensing content.