MobileIron Leads Again!

KuppingerCole, an international firm of industry analysts focused on information security and identity management, recently released their 2020 “Leadership Compass: Unified Endpoint Management (UEM)” report. I am happy to announce that MobileIron has been ranked as “Overall Unified Endpoint Management Leader,” as a result of its combined strengths across all three leadership categories: product, leadership, and innovation. This is a particularly noteworthy accolade because KuppingerCole specifically specializes in security and identity, and also takes a worldwide view of the market from both a supply and demand side. 10 UEM vendors were evaluated for this report, also making it the most comprehensive on the market.




The report takes a deep dive into three discrete areas: product leadership, innovation leadership, and market leadership. In this analysis they considered the following:

  • Products that are more classic software solutions that are installed and operated locally
  • Cloud and hybrid UEM solutions
  • Providers that have options for operation "as a service" that allow complete UEM to be obtained as a service without the need to install and operate servers locally
  • The areas of UEM that the solution focuses on (e.g. device, application, security, patching, etc.)
  • The breadth of operating systems and device types that the solution can support
  • The depth of endpoint life cycle management the solution provides
  • The level of application software, packaging or patch management
  • Solutions that provide endpoint content management and containment capabilities

Product Leadership examines the functional strength and completeness of the Unified Endpoint Management product. “In the Product Leadership, MobileIron is at the top…”says KuppingerCole. Next, innovation was examined. Innovative companies take a customer-oriented upgrade approach, delivering customer-requested and other cutting-edge features, while maintaining compatibility with previous versions. MobileIron was found to be at the top of the innovation matrix. Market leadership includes those with the largest worldwide customer base, partner, and support network.




KuppingerCole noted that the MobileIron UEM product provides capabilities that include endpoint device, identity, content, patch, asset, license, and expense management, as well as endpoint security and device provisioning, health monitoring, and tracking capabilities.

KuppingerCole Included the Follow Strengths In their Analysis of MobileIron

  • Device management
  • Application management
  • Content management
  • Patch management
  • Endpoint intelligence
  • Endpoint security
  • Good admin & DevOps support

KuppingerCole called out MobileIron’s capabilities beyond traditional UEM, including Mobile Threat Defense and Access, providing a passwordless multi-factor authentication and conditional access layer. MobileIron refers to this as our Zero Sign-On solution which allows customers to use their device as their identity, removing the need for any passwords for enterprise cloud services.

KuppingerCole summarized their findings with the following quote, “MobileIron appears in all leadership segments of this UEM Leadership Compass. Overall, MobileIron offers a well-balanced and flexible UEM offering and should be on the shortlist for organizations considering deploying UEM solutions.” I couldn’t agree more. We at MobileIron are honored to be named as a leader and feel that it is validation of our passion in putting user experience front and center in Mobile Security.


Download the full report here.

Brian Strachman

Brian Strachman

Director of Product Marketing

About the author

Brian Strachman is a marketing and strategy professional with over 20 years of experience in B2B technology marketing. Brian currently is director of product marketing at MobileIron focused on use case GTM.  He has extensive experience in product marketing, solutions marketing, strategy, Go-To-Market planning, sales enablement, and market research. Most recently Brian was at Automation Anywhere where personally launched the first ever RPA Mobile App.  Brian holds an MBA from Arizona State University, as well as undergraduate degrees in Finance and Marketing.