BlackBerry has announced BlackBerry Mobile Protect, a mobile threat defense (MTD) solution based on artificial intelligence (AI).
Once known for industry-leading mobile smartphones, BlackBerry was largely supplanted by Apple’s iPhone and Google Android phones. As a result, the company now focuses primarily on enterprise software, while licensing the rights to create Android phones to third-party companies. One thing BlackBerry has always been known for is first-class security.
The company’s latest announcement extends the protection of BlackBerry Protect, bringing the same level of security to mobile devices. In particular, the technology leverages AI to provide “security teams with unprecedented visibility into their mobile, desktop, and server endpoints from a single security console, which is critical during a time when remote workers are being targeted with mobile malware and phishing attacks.”
BlackBerry Protect Mobile is designed to detect attacks before they can be executed. This includes alerting users to dangerous URLs before they open them, as well as warning before a user visits a spoofing website, designed to steal their information.
“The number of phishing attacks that target mobile users will continue to rise because business is being conducted on mobile devices and users are more susceptible to attacks when viewing and accessing content on the go,” said Billy Ho, Executive Vice President of BlackBerry Spark. “BlackBerry Protect Mobile provides mobile device security integrated into our unified endpoint security (UES) solutions for a simplified approach to identifying and alerting users and administrators to phishing attempts and mobile malware across the enterprise.”
As mobile threats continue to rise, combined with the need for increased security for remote workers, it’s a safe bet that BlackBerry Mobile Protect will be a big hit for the company.