Cyber Security

BlackBerry Spark Suite to provide intelligent security

20th May 2020
Alex Lynn

BlackBerry has announced availability of BlackBerry Spark Suites, offering enterprises a range of tailored cyber security and endpoint management options to help protect data, minimise risk, and reduce cost and complexity.

BlackBerry Spark Suites combine the best endpoint security and management capabilities. The suites are powered by artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and automation for improved cyber threat prevention and remediation from BlackBerry Cylance, plus seamless endpoint management, user authentication, and application and data encryption from BlackBerry UEM.

The new suites improve user productivity and layered security defences, while simplifying purchasing decisions for enterprise customers who are undergoing digital transformation and shift to remote work.

John Chen, BlackBerry Executive Chairman and CEO,said: “2020 is a pivotal year for organisations trying to maintain business continuity, while undergoing digital transformation and workplace upheaval. With the increased volume and variety of enterprise IoT endpoints and as the scale of cyber threats continues to grow, BlackBerry Spark Suites provide a consolidated, simplified endpoint security and management offering to reduce cost and complexity in a chaotic environment. We are excited to deliver the proven performance of BlackBerry’s AI-powered, zero-trust platform to customers worldwide.”

The company also announced that payments leader BPAY Group has deployed BlackBerry Spark UES Suite - one of the four new BlackBerry Spark bundles – to help protect and prevent cyberattacks on its endpoints.

“As a leading payments provider, BPAY Group must ensure complete trust in our operations, service delivery and especially, our data integrity,” added Angela Donohoe, CIO of BPAY Group. “BlackBerry’s AI and ML engine, with its proven ability to prevent, detect and respond to sophisticated threats, was a major consideration in our decision to deploy the BlackBerry Spark UES Suite.”

BlackBerry’s unified offering is in-line with the convergence of mobile threat detection (MTD), endpoint detection and response (EDR) and endpoint protection platform (EPP) tools. Gartner has dubbed this combined infrastructure stack ‘unified endpoint security’. Organisations should invest with this convergence in mind.

“I expect a unified endpoint security solution like BlackBerry Spark Suites to become the dominant endpoint security model within the next two to three years,” said Jack Gold, President and Principal Analyst, J. Gold Associates.  “Enterprises should be planning now to move towards this unified endpoint security model for increased security, better TCO, and improved user experience.”

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