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BlackBerry Cylance Unveils SafeBreach Attack Simulation Integration

BlackBerry Cylance has integrated SafeBreach data breach and attack simulation capabilities into its portfolio, according to a prepared statement. In doing so, BlackBerry Cylance customers can leverage SafeBreach's cybersecurity solutions to identify and analyze security risks, correct security gaps and improve their security posture.

Together, BlackBerry Cylance and SafeBreach help organizations test their IT environments, the companies said. They ensure that organizations can leverage key risk indicators (KRIs) to detect misconfigurations and receive security guidance to reduce risk.

BlackBerry Cylance Introduces Endpoint Security for Cars, Chronicle Backstory Integration

BlackBerry Cylance's SafeBreach integration comes after the company earlier this month introduced a connected vehicle software platform at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The platform combines BlackBerry's QNX operating system with AWS’s Internet of Things (IoT) services and allows automakers to securely access data from vehicle sensors and create software applications and machine learning models for connected, electric and autonomous vehicles.

Also, BlackBerry Cylance in October integrated CylancePROTECT and CylanceOPTICS into Chronicle Backstory, a Google Cloud-based security platform. The integration combines endpoint protection, threat detection, prevention and response capabilities with Google Cloud-based security analytics.

What Does the Future Hold for BlackBerry Cylance?

BlackBerry is exploring new integrations and opportunities to grow its cybersecurity software business, CEO John Chen said during the company's earnings call last month. It also intends to promote its mobile threat defense (MTD) offering, which leverages Cylance's AI endpoint security and BlackBerry's UEM (Unified Endpoint Management) capabilities.

BlackBerry Cylance's revenue rose 13 percent year over year in the third quarter of fiscal 2020. In addition, BlackBerry Cylance reported annual recurring revenue (ARR) of $171 million during the time frame, which represented a 15 percent year-over-year increase.

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.