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BlackBerry Launches BlackBerry Optics 3.0 and BlackBerry Gateway

BlackBerry builds out Extended Detection and Response (XDR) capabilities with new cybersecurity innovations.

BlackBerry today announced the release of BlackBerry® Optics 3.0, its next-generation cloud-based endpoint detection and response (EDR) solution, and BlackBerry® Gateway, the company’s first artificial-intelligence (AI)-empowered Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) product.

Rooted in a prevention-first and AI-driven approach, BlackBerry’s new endpoint and network security capabilities will help differentiate BlackBerry’s extended detection and response (XDR) strategy.

The new cloud-native architecture and Advanced Query capability that underpins BlackBerry Optics 3.0 is integral to BlackBerry’s XDR strategy. With BlackBerry Optics 3.0, Edge AI threat detection and automated response capabilities execute directly on the endpoint device, so an incident can be mitigated in near real-time. The resulting telemetry, alert, and forensic data gets stored in the cloud data lake along with non-endpoint related telemetry data. Security professionals can then query and analyze the multiple sources of telemetry data to gain greater visibility and context into an organization’s security environment.   

Introducing Zero Trust Network Access
BlackBerry Gateway marks the company’s entry into ZTNA for both Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and on-premises applications. Built with a “Prevent First and Protect First” approach, the BlackBerry Gateway Zero Trust architecture helps organizations reduce network access risk by assuming that every user, endpoint, and network is potentially hostile until their identity is authenticated. As the company builds out its XDR architecture, BlackBerry Gateway would provide ZTNA telemetry data that would be added to the cloud data lake.

“We are delighted to see our vision for an extended detection and response architecture take shape,” said Billy Ho, EVP of Product Engineering, BlackBerry. “Traditional endpoint security alone is not enough to tackle the sophisticated threat landscape. Our end-to-end approach to cybersecurity is deeply rooted in Cylance® AI and machine learning to provide enhanced visibility and protection against current and future cyberthreats. As part of our XDR roadmap, we will continue to add new products and additional sources of security telemetry, such as user behavior, identity, network, data, application, and cloud to the BlackBerry Optics 3.0 cloud data lake. This will enable data correlation, automated workflows, and automated threat hunting, to enable more efficient and effective detection and response.”

BlackBerry Gateway, when integrated with the BlackBerry® Protect advanced AI-powered endpoint security product, provides a comprehensive defense against threats targeting devices, networks, and user identity. BlackBerry Protect leverages AI to prevent known, unknown, and zero-day threats, while BlackBerry Gateway ensures business networks are only accessed by trusted and healthy devices.   

BlackBerry Optics 3.0 will be available in Q2 2021, and BlackBerry Gateway is available in May 2021.

For full details, view the product solution briefs for BlackBerry Gateway and BlackBerry Optics.

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