BlackBerry Releases Spark Platform to Deliver Zero Trust Security for Unified Endpoint Security, Management; Billy Ho Quoted

BlackBerry Limited has launched the BlackBerry Spark Platform, featuring a new unified endpoint security (UES) layer which can work with BlackBerry unified endpoint management (UEM) to deliver zero trust security, the company announced on Monday.  

"By validating user actions, the BlackBerry Spark platform continuously authenticates users to deliver a zero touch experience that improves security with no user interruption. In this way, dynamic trust is maintained across all devices, networks, data, users, and apps," said Billy Ho, Executive Vice President of Enterprise Products at BlackBerry.

The new platform will leverage artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation to offer improved cyberthreat prevention and remediation, and visibility across desktop, mobile, server, and IoT endpoints.

BlackBerry will simplify administration to improve security. The company will  deliver the Spark Platform by operating on one agent across all endpoints and one console for administrators. 

Threat data from all endpoints will be combined into one crowd-sourced repository and managed in one cloud environment to improve the security of multiple domains and multiple security vendors. 

One Agent will supply comprehensive endpoint support using a single agent, for desktop and mobile, IoT; One Console will provide visibility across the enterprise to deliver security and zero trust with a zero touch end-user experience; One Crowd will leverage an AI-ML engine to detect and model threats; One Cloud will offer instant access to high security requirements to enable the global ecosystem.

The company will also deliver zero trust security by making contextual decisions based on large amounts of data and applying a set of policy controls to address the risks. BlackBerry Spark platform will offer the broadest set of security capabilities and visibility covering users, devices, networks, apps, and data. 

The platform's six complementary technologies or pillars are: Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP), Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), Mobile Threat Defense (MTD), Continuous Authentication, Data Loss Prevention (DLP), and Secure Web Gateway.

"BlackBerry Spark platform is built to enable zero trust security, focused on earning trust across any endpoint and continuously validating that trust at every event or transaction," Ho added. 

About BlackBerry

BlackBerry (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) provides intelligent security software and services to enterprises and governments around the world. The company secures more than 500M endpoints including 150M cars on the road today.  Based in Waterloo, Ontario, the company leverages AI and machine learning to deliver innovative solutions in the areas of cybersecurity, safety and data privacy solutions, and is a leader in the areas of endpoint security management, encryption, and embedded systems.  BlackBerry's vision is clear – to secure a connected future you can trust.

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