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BlackBerry Offers Free Advanced Endpoint Protection to U.S. Government and Financial Institutions to Combat Potential Cyber Escalation

As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues to unfold, the U.S. government has issued warnings that Russia could engage in cyberattacks against institutions, particularly critical infrastructure, in the United States. While we always knew this potential existed, evidence continues to mount that this may become a reality–and sooner than we expected. 

We believe that the best defense against this potential escalation is to adopt a prevention-first endpoint protection product, such as CylancePROTECT®. To address this situation, BlackBerry is offering free use of CylancePROTECT for six months to U.S.-based government and financial institutions, which are chief among the organizations most likely to be impacted first–and in turn, could have the most far-reaching impact on the national infrastructure.

CylancePROTECT is an award-winning EPP solution that relies on 7th generation artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to protect endpoints from contemporary cyberattacks including the latest ransomware strains. It was recently acknowledged by SE Labs with an AAA rating–the highest possible rating–for its ability to stop all tested threats before damage occurred. By stopping cyberattacks in the first stage of the cybersecurity kill chain, organizations can focus on other critical tasks that will no doubt arise from an escalation of cyber events—and they can rest assured that their IT infrastructure is protected.

CylancePROTECT can operate alongside existing endpoint products with minimal impact to the endpoint device and, unlike most products available today, does not require an active connection to the cloud/Internet to stop cyberattacks. This capability could become important should widespread disruptions and outages occur, tactics that have been seen recently in other suspected state-sponsored attacks.

This offer is exclusive to existing government and financial institution customers of BlackBerry in the United States who are not currently using CylancePROTECT. 

Eligible customers should contact their BlackBerry partner or account manager for additional details.

Gary Davis

About Gary Davis

Gary Davis is Chief Cybersecurity Advocate at BlackBerry.