Endpoint/Device Security

BlackBerry Unveils UEM Innovations, ServiceNow Integration

BlackBerry will soon offer unified endpoint management (UEM) at the edge and for the internet of things (IoT), according to the company.

It has also partnered with digital workflow company ServiceNow to automate device management for organizations, BlackBerry noted.

How BlackBerry UEM at the Edge and for IoT Work

Organizations can use BlackBerry UEM to manage, monitor and secure their end-user devices, the company said.

BlackBerry UEM at the edge places workloads close to an end-user and their device, the company indicated. It delivers ultra-low latency connectivity without compromising user security or productivity or hampering the user experience.

Meanwhile, BlackBerry UEM for the IoT leverages the Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT Greengrass open-source edge runtime and cloud service, the company stated. It allows organizations to secure their inventory and manage their IT and IoT endpoints from a single console.

BlackBerry plans to share additional details about BlackBerry UEM at the edge and for the IoT and general availability dates for these solutions at the BlackBerry Summit on October 17 in New York City.

IT Admins Can Use BlackBerry UEM with the ServiceNow Flow Designer Platform

BlackBerry has integrated BlackBerry UEM with ServiceNow's Flow Designer digital workflow management platform to "help reduce administrative burdens on IT teams across the most frequently leveraged device management tasks while maintaining the highest levels of security," the company said.

IT admins can utilize the integration to automate user activations, policy configurations, device commands and other tasks, BlackBerry stated. They can also customize UEM actions that they would like to automate.

BlackBerry and ServiceNow will showcase their integration at the BlackBerry Summit.

Opswat and BlackBerry Announce Partnership

Along with ServiceNow, Opswat in September 2023 integrated its MetaDefender cloud security platform with BlackBerry's Cylance AI product.

Together, MetaDefender and Cylance AI provide organizations with "prevention-first, predictive security to combat the most advanced cyberattacks," BlackBerry noted. These solutions allow organizations to use embedded artificial intelligence and machine learning to incorporate zero day security into their internet of things (IoT) endpoints. The solutions also provide organizations with a risk scoring engine that they can use to discover and classify malware and generate threat intelligence.

BlackBerry continues to pursue partnerships with technology and cybersecurity companies. In addition, BlackBerry provides a partner program that allows MSSPs to incorporate the company's Cylance AI endpoint protection capabilities into their portfolios.    

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.