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06
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

BlackBerry announces “industry first” AI-powered unified endpoint security platform

The new suite is composed of four products that cover endpoint protection, endpoint detection and response, mobile threat defense, and user/entity behavior analytics.

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BlackBerry has announced a new cybersecurity product that it says is the industry’s first AI-powered unified endpoint security system. The company, which provides intelligent security software and services to enterprises and governments, said in a press release that the product called BlackBerry Cyber Suite delivers a zero-touch end user experience with “AI-based security capabilities and visibility across mobile, desktop, apps and people.” 

BlackBerry Cyber Suite consists of four tools that BlackBerry said makes it a preventative security tool, rather than just a detect-and-respond one. “BlackBerry Cyber Suite extends BlackBerry AI leadership by learning from telemetry gathered across mobile, desktop, and server endpoints, and combining that with user behavior analytics for a truly unique and innovative offering,” the company said.

Of the four products included in BlackBerry Cyber Suite, two are existing security software that BlackBerry has added to the platform: BlackBerry Protect Desktop, its endpoint protection software, and BlackBerry Optics, its endpoint detection and response software.

The other two products are new, and were announced alongside the BlackBerry Cyber Suite.

BlackBerry Protect Mobile is a new mobile threat defense protection product that “extends the powerful AI-based security in BlackBerry Protect to mobile devices,” the company said. Protect Mobile does the typical things a mobile threat defense product does, like alert users to malicious URLs, spoof phishing websites, and other threats, and it does so using BlackBerry’s AI security software. 

Protect Mobile is designed to operate without human intervention, and detects malware at the device and application levels. “It identifies security vulnerabilities and potential malicious activities by monitoring system parameters, device configurations, and system libraries at the application level. It also identifies malware from sideloaded