Bringing together the recent acquisitions of Good Technology, WatchDox, AtHoc and Encription by the company, the platform offers enterprise endpoint security enabled for the cloud.
“Companies must be able to confidentially and reliably transmit private data between endpoints to keep people, information and assets safe,” said John Chen, BlackBerry CEO.
“BlackBerry is uniquely qualified to address this emerging market now due to our deep experience, industry leadership and continuous product innovation that addresses the future needs of the business.”
The company expects to serve the collection of devices, computers, sensors, trackers, equipment and other “things” that communicate with each other to enable the development of smart products, distribution, marketing and sales.
[The company] hopes to address the security requirements needed to connect sensors to computers and networks to support secure supply chain communications, ensure patient confidentiality in healthcare and safeguard assets in the financial industry.
“Our clients’ investments are protected because this fundamental platform is not only compatible with our current products and with third-party software, such as Microsoft Office 365, but it is also” future proof “to address upcoming capabilities, such as messaging and analysis , said Chen.
“It allows customers to build their own applications, workflows and business processes, and it will be compatible with future applications and cloud-based systems, because we have plans to expand the characteristics of the platform, market segments that it supports and our entire partner ecosystem. ”
BlackBerry said it has become the first mobile software provider to receive the Cyber Essentials Plus (CE +) certification from the UK government.
In the PGP Blackberry blog, senior vice president of security technology for BlackBerry, Adam Boulton, said the certification covers account management, firewall configuration, device configuration, backup processes and other security-related configurations. Boulton said that the Ministry of Defense has designated CE + certification as mandatory through its supply chain.
To obtain Cyber Essentials Plus, a qualified and authorized external tester needs to perform additional tests and checks in the organization.
This includes an internal exploration of the network, verification of the security of the account for standard users and administrative accounts, and tests of defenses against the installation of malicious software through email and web browsing. BlackBerry is now also an accredited certifying body of Cyber Essentials Plus.
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