BlackBerry's new security solution learns user behaviour to control threats

BlackBerry's new security solution learns user behaviour to control threats
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6 Aug, 2019

Canada-based technology company BlackBerry announced the launch of intelligent security, an artificial intelligence (AI)-driven, cloud-based application that provides adaptive security solutions to detect anomalous behaviour and anticipate threats. 

The solution leverages technologies like machine learning and predictive analytics to detect threats based on locational, behavioural and network patterns.

The intelligent security solution, the first one to be built on Blackberry’s spark platform, is capable of detecting behavioural and locational anomalies to gauge risk situations. The solution leverages those contexts to come up with a risk score, which determines the number of applications and services that can be accessed by a user, a statement issued by the company said.

BlackBerry’s recently-launched solution provides organisations the option of shoring up its security perimeters and have control over the user experience without breaching company and regulatory policies, the statement said. 

“The increasing velocity and complexity of threats render traditional security models incapable of fully satisfying critical requirements. BlackBerry Intelligent Security’s real-world context, machine learning and predictive analytics set a new standard for a zero trust environment – bringing a new level of sophistication to all industries where security is essential,” said Bryan Palma, president and chief operating officer, BlackBerry. 

Apart from intelligent security, BlackBerry also offers solutions built on Cylance’s behavioural analytics platform PERSONA, which offers real-time, adaptive security endpoint solutions for mobiles and desktops. Last year, BlackBerry acquired Cylance, an artificial intelligence and cybersecurity company, in a cash deal worth $1.4 billion. 

Last year, BlackBerry released its anti-ransomware code to control cybersecurity vulnerabilities. The code freezes accounts affected by ransomware rather than executing a system-wide cessation of operations.