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BlackBerry Introduces Cloud-Based Intelligent Security Solution

BlackBerry has unveiled BlackBerry Intelligent Security, a cloud-based solution that leverages adaptive security, continuous authentication and artificial intelligence (AI) to provide mobile endpoint protection in zero-trust environments.

BlackBerry Intelligent Security is built on top of the BlackBerry Spark Enterprise of Things (EoT) platform. It works in conjunction with the CylancePERSONA endpoint behavioral analytics solution to deliver real-time adaptive security with AI for all endpoints.

BlackBerry Intelligent Security uses contextual and behavioral factors to adapt security requirements and calculate a unique risk score for each interaction, BlackBerry indicated. It then uses the risk score to grant a mobile user access to specific device applications and services as defined by IT administrators.

Factors used to calculate a BlackBerry Intelligent Security risk score include:

  • Behavioral Location: Identifies trusted locations, frequency and patterns of users based on analysis of anonymized location and other behavioral inputs.
  • Network Trust: Evaluates the frequency of network use and adjusts a risk score accordingly.
  • Time & Usage Anomalies: Learns how and when employees normally access data to protect against instances of anomalous behavior.
  • Device and App DNA: Builds a unique identifying signature for trusted, compliant devices and apps and uses this signature to detect and block access attempts by rogue, non-compliant devices.

BlackBerry is showcasing BlackBerry Intelligent Security at this week's Black Hat USA conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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.