BlackBerry Introduces CylancePROTECT and CylanceOPTICS to Enhance EPP, EDR Capabilities; Michael Suby, Dominic Grillo, Thomas Pace Quoted

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BlackBerry Limited has announced new product enhancements to the endpoint protection platform (EPP) and endpoint detection and response (EDR) of the BlackBerry Spark platform, the company reported on Tuesday

"The addition of custom role-based access controls to BlackBerry's endpoint protection offering reduces risk by granularly defining and enforcing administrative permissions based on roles within an organization," said Michael Suby, research vice president, Security and Trust Products at IDC.

BlackBerry’s upgraded features include single-agent deployment, custom role-based access controls and accelerated incident investigation to reduce risk from cybersecurity threats with a unified endpoint security (UES) layer, which will deliver zero trust security. 

The single-agent deployment is managed from a central management console, allowing organizations to easily deploy both EPP capabilities with CylancePROTECT and EDR capabilities with CylanceOPTICS, leveraging the results of their security investment.

CylanceOPTICS will improve the threat prevention delivered with CylancePROTECT by utilizing AI to identify and prevent security incidents. BlackBerry customers will gain increased search parameter flexibility, alignment with the MITRE ATT&CK Framework and expanded automated response via CAE rules. 

"BlackBerry's AI-driven threat detection provides comprehensive attack surface protection, even against unknown malware," said Dominic Grillo, president at Atrion. "With the lightweight single agent we are able to automate detect and respond capabilities, and drive consistent levels of security throughout the organization."

With the integration, BlackBerry will offer improved registry introspection, DNS visibility, Windows logon event visibility , RFC1918 address space visibility, enhanced WMI introspection via Windows API and enhance PowerShell introspection via Windows API.

"With CylancePROTECT preventing malware, malicious scripts, rogue applications and fileless attacks from harming the business, CylanceOPTICS provides the AI-powered EDR capabilities required to keep data and businesses secure," said Thomas Pace, vice president, Global Enterprise Solutions at BlackBerry Cylance.

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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