Blackberry, Ltd. Updates the Blackberry Spark Platform


(San Francisco, CA) In the Country of Canada, Blackberry, Ltd., is a native multinational corporation.  Fascinatingly, this business was once named, Research in Motion (R.I.M.).  Under this name, R.I.M. was the developer of the Blackberry brand of smart telephones.  The latter, was once a very popular brand, amongst, the business circles of the U.S.A.  In the year 2013, Blackberry, Ltd. transitioned into being an enterprise level software and services, business.  Today; it is known to the general public as a specialist of enterprise level software, and, the internet of things (IoT).  Recently, Blackberry, Ltd. announced that, it has updated the Blackberry Spark Platform.  Specifically, the aforementioned business revealed that, the Blackberry Spark Platform now comes with the following.  An artificial intelligence engine, a machine learning capability, automation, cyber threat prevention, cyber threat remediation and visibility are now standard; Blackberry Spark Platform features.  In other words, the updated Blackberry Spark Platform, delivers a zero trust architecture.  
            The zero trust architecture, which is the essence of the updated Blackberry Spark Platform, is meant to do the following.  A unified endpoint security, along with, a unified endpoint management is what the zero trust architecture does.  However and returning to, Blackberry, Ltd., the aforementioned business was transitioned by John S. Chen.  In fact, in November of the year 2013, Mr. Chen took over as the Chief Executive Officer.  The strategy was to subcontract out manufacturing, and subsequently, focus on software technology solutions.  For the former, John S. Chen developed licensing partnerships with, device manufacturers.  For the latter, Mr. Chen unified Blackberry’s software portfolio.  This idea, as it results, proved to be genius.  In fact, Blackberry’s software portfolio is used worldwide by other software businesses, automobile manufacturers and government agencies.  Blackberry Cylance, is an artificial intelligence cyber security technology solution.  Additionally, it is a perfect example of the previously stated.  Currently; and according to the way it is reported, Blackberry, Ltd. is securing a connected future that, can be trusted.
            Returning to, the updated Blackberry Spark Platform, the aforementioned delivers two things.  The two things are; a zero trust security technology solution, and, a simplified administration.  In reference to; zero trust security, the aforementioned is best characterized, as a zero trust environment.  The latter; is the ability to understand risks, define risks, make contextual decisions and dynamically apply a set of policy controls.  Additionally, everything that is the aforementioned is based, on large amounts of data.  Furthermore, the zero trust environment covers the following; users, devices, networks, apps and data.  In order to accomplish the aforementioned, the updated Blackberry Spark Platform is centered on six pillars.  Endpoint protection platform (E.P.P.), endpoint detection and response (E.D.R.), mobile threat defense (M.T.D.), continuous authentication, data loss prevention (D.L.P.) and secure web gateway are the six pillars.  As part of the updated Blackberry Spark Platform; these six pillars work together and seamlessly to share data for reports, the calculation of risks across domains and the enabling of policy controls.  In reference to, simplified administration, the aforementioned is best characterized in the following way.  The characterization is one agent across all endpoints, and, one console for administrators.  Additionally; all threat data from all endpoints is combined into one crowd sourced repository, and, managed in one internet cloud environment.  In other words, the updated Blackberry Spark Platform, is highlighted by four features.  The first feature is one agent.  The latter, is comprehensive endpoint support that, only uses one agent.  This one agent supports desktop, mobile and IoT devices.  The second feature is one console.  The latter, is visibility for the business.  The single console provides visibility of endpoints, users, data and networks.  The third feature is one crowd.  The latter; uses artificial intelligence and machine learning, to provide, threat detection and modeling.  The idea is to continuously learn the environment.  The fourth feature is one internet cloud.  The latter, is instant access to a global ecosystem. 
            To end, Blackberry, Ltd. (NYSE:  BB and TSX:  BB) did release a press statement.  Billy Ho is the Executive Vice President of Enterprise Products at Blackberry, Ltd.  Through a press statement, Mr. Ho said the following.  “BlackBerry Spark platform is built to enable zero trust security, focused on earning trust across any endpoint and continuously validating that trust at every event or transaction.  By validating user actions, the BlackBerry Spark platform continuously authenticates users to deliver a zero touch experience that improves security with no user interruption.  In this way, dynamic trust is maintained across all devices, networks, data, users, and apps.”  Billy Ho also said.  “Seeing the consolidation of MTD offerings with EDR and EPP tools.  This will continue, combining to form a single solution during the next three to five years.  Gartner has dubbed this combined infrastructure stack ‘unified endpoint security.’  Organizations should invest with this consolidation in mind.”  As previously stated, Blackberry, Ltd. recently announced that, it has updated the Blackberry Spark Platform.  Specifically, the aforementioned business revealed that, the Blackberry Spark Platform now comes with the following.  An artificial intelligence engine, a machine learning capability, automation, cyber threat prevention, cyber threat remediation and visibility are now standard; Blackberry Spark Platform features.  In other words, the updated Blackberry Spark Platform, delivers a zero trust architecture.  Lastly; a unified endpoint security, along with, a unified endpoint management is what the zero trust architecture does.

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R-Berumen28
02/28/2020

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