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2020 Press Releases

May 20, 2020

Blackberry Spark Suites Offers Intelligent Cybersecurity and Endpoint Management Options

BlackBerry Limited announced availability of BlackBerry Spark® Suites, offering enterprises a range of tailored cybersecurity 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. W
hile simplifying purchasing decisions for enterprise customers who are undergoing digital transformation and shift to remote work, the new suites improve user productivity and layered security defenses.

"2020 is a pivotal year for organizations 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," said John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO of BlackBerry. "We are excited to deliver the proven performance of BlackBerry's AI-powered, zero-trust platform to customers worldwide."

BlackBerry Spark UES Suite - one of the four new BlackBerry Spark bundles – was announced it has been deployed by the payments leader, BPAY Group, 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," said 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.1

"I expect a unified endpoint security solution like BlackBerry Spark Suites to become the dominant endpoint security model within the next 2-3 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."