Simple, Secure Identity Management
Cloud services are critical in today’s enterprises, yet a reliance on the cloud comes with real and growing security risks. Controlling access to your organization’s cloud services is vital, but identity management can be challenging for both IT and users.
BlackBerry® Enterprise Identity, part of BlackBerry® Secure, a comprehensive endpoint-to-endpoint security solution, delivers access control designed for optimal user mobility and cloud security. Modern technologies provide the security of traditional user authentication, but also the ease-of-use made possible by adjusting to the device, application, and level of risk.
With BlackBerry Enterprise Identity, access to your cloud services is BlackBerry Secure.
Enhance Employee Satisfaction and Productivity
BlackBerry Enterprise Identity delivers a superior single sign-on user experience. Employees can use one password for all cloud services, across all mobile devices (iOS, Android™ and BlackBerry®) and traditional computing platforms (Windows® and macOS). This eliminates the frustration of multiple passwords and logins, and users will only confront stronger methods when they’re a necessary security measure.
Many existing single sign-on systems frustrate users because, even after unlocking their mobile device, they still must sign in separately to cloud services. With BlackBerry Enterprise Identity’s Mobile Zero Sign-On feature, unlocking a managed device can automatically unlock these services, making things easy for users.
Safeguard Your Sensitive Data
BlackBerry Enterprise Identity is designed to meet your organization’s stringent security needs in any given situation – while still offering simplicity and ease of use.
- Your most sensitive data stays on premises, not in the cloud.
- All your connections to cloud services are consolidated into a single connection to the directory.
- You can easily deny access to certain users who aren’t authorized to use specific cloud services.
- Integration with BlackBerry® 2FA allows you to secure critical cloud services with simple, high-security authentication where required, and adapting to risk
BlackBerry Enterprise Identity is built on the proven BlackBerry global Identity and Access Management (IAM) platform. The most security-conscious organizations worldwide rely on BlackBerry’s secure communications infrastructure, so you can trust that your data and users are fully protected. Combined with other software and services from BlackBerry, BlackBerry Enterprise Identity can also help you to comply with regulations, including the EU’s incoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Customize Authentication Methods
Based on your specific security scenario, BlackBerry Enterprise Identity allows you to choose the authentication method for any given service, user group, or combination of the two:
- Mobile Zero Sign-On (Mobile ZSO)
- Two-factor authentication with BlackBerry 2FA
Using stronger methods only where they’re needed makes them easier to deploy and more acceptable to your employees. That’s why BlackBerry Enterprise Identity supports contextual authentication, allowing dynamic application of stronger methods based on risk factors such as user location and the device in use.
Advance Your Mobile Strategy
Users and their identities are fundamental to enterprise mobility. BlackBerry Enterprise Identity unifies and simplifies access to cloud services like Microsoft® Office 365™, Salesforce®, Google Apps™, BlackBerry® Workspaces, or most other SAML-based apps and services, supporting the productivity of your increasingly mobile workforce.
Legacy single sign-on systems were typically built in the desktop era, so they have shortcomings when it comes to mobility. They don’t offer cloud service support, don’t operate well across all devices, and often only work behind the firewall.
BlackBerry Enterprise Identity performs equally well on mobile devices and traditional computing platforms, even if the devices aren’t managed by UEM. It’s offered in the Collaboration, Application, and Content editions of the BlackBerry Enterprise Mobility Suite.
Leverage Your Existing EMM
BlackBerry Enterprise Identity is fully integrated with BlackBerry® UEM, delivering industry-leading EMM along with greater control of access to all your cloud services.
When you use BlackBerry Enterprise Identity in conjunction with BlackBerry UEM, you gain access to powerful features.
- Send apps for cloud services to user devices and enable single sign-on with one click
- Instantly revoke access to cloud services
- Provide simple, high-security two-factor authentication to cloud services from any device with BlackBerry 2FA
- Leverage the trust of UEM-managed devices to enable Mobile Zero Sign-On (Mobile ZSO)
- Unify the connection to on-premises directories
Save Time and Money on Deployment and Management
BlackBerry Enterprise Identity integrates with your existing BlackBerry UEM, delivering powerful management via a single console that can be up and running in minutes. It’s a fully self-contained solution, so no new software is required, which minimizes upfront costs.
Cloud services are integrated via industry-standard SAML, meaning quick integration for thousands of services without locking into a proprietary interface. BlackBerry Enterprise Identity’s infrastructure is located in the cloud, freeing IT from having to manage, secure and scale the backend infrastructure.
Provisioning BlackBerry Enterprise Identity to any trusted user is quick and easy, even if they don’t have a mobile device or their device is managed by a third-party MDM. By federating user identities across cloud services, BlackBerry Enterprise Identity allows users to employ a single password they already use across all cloud services, eliminating the need for net new password resets by the help desk.