BlackBerry Advances Real-Time Adaptive Security and Artificial Intelligence With BlackBerry® Intelligent Security

New AI-Powered Solution Accommodates Real World Productivity Needs Without Sacrificing Security Policies

WATERLOO, OntarioAug. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) today announced the launch of BlackBerry® Intelligent Security, the first cloud-based solution that leverages the power of adaptive security, continuous authentication and artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance mobile endpoint security in zero trust environments.

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BlackBerry® Intelligent Security uses a combination of contextual and behavioral factors to dynamically adapt security requirements and calculate a unique risk score for each interaction. Using this unique risk score, a mobile user can be granted access to specific device applications and services, as defined by IT administrators. This provides granular control and delivers a better, more productive end user experience – all without sacrificing an organization’s regulatory and security policies.

BlackBerry® Intelligent Security utilizes a range of behavioral, device and other characteristics to seamlessly secure endpoints. Some of the unique contextual factors include:

  • Behavioral Location: BlackBerry® Intelligent Security learns the trusted locations, frequency and patterns of users based on analysis of anonymized location and other behavioral inputs to determine behavior and location-based risk score. Locations can be predefined with a set of policy actions to be executed when a user is within the location boundaries.
  • Network Trust: BlackBerry® Intelligent Security learns the frequency of network use and adjusts security dynamically based on that profile. For example, the solution would adjust the risk score accordingly for a user who is accessing any new Wi-Fi for the first time.
  • Time & Usage Anomalies: BlackBerry® Intelligent Security learns how and when employees normally access data to protect against instances of anomalous behavior.
  • Device and App DNA: BlackBerry® Intelligent Security builds a uniquely identifying signature for trusted, compliant devices and apps, and uses that signature to detect and block access attempts by rogue, non-compliant devices.

“The increasing velocity and complexity of threats render traditional security models incapable of fully satisfying critical requirements,” said Bryan Palma, BlackBerry President and COO. “BlackBerry® Intelligent Security’s real-world context, machine learning and predictive analytics set a new standard for a zero trust environment – bringing a new level of sophistication to all industries where security is essential.”

“Enterprises want to move from passive to real-time adaptive security solutions. With BlackBerry® Intelligent Security, organizations are now able to dynamically adapt security policies based on situational risk for all employees using their personal devices,” said Phil Hochmuth, Program Vice President, Enterprise Mobility & Client Endpoint Management, IDC.

BlackBerry® Intelligent Security is the first solution built on top of the BlackBerry® Spark™ platform.  Coupled with CylancePERSONA, BlackBerry now offers real-time adaptive security with AI for all endpoints – from mobile to desktop.

See BlackBerry® Intelligent Security at Black Hat USA 2019.  Visit the BlackBerry Cylance booth #514 to discover how BlackBerry harnesses the power of AI to deliver trusted security throughout the enterprise.

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