BlackBerry has unveiled the BlackBerry Spark, a device for enterprises to protect IoT devices on the edge of the network. Hyper-connectivity is combined with security and privacy, according to the company.

BlackBerry Spark allows companies to deploy a high level of security for their applications, while also taking advantage of hyper-connectivity through the IoT devices. “As a result, the BlackBerry Spark is the indispensable component in the shift to ‘things-first'”, says CEO John Chen to ITPro.

“Organizations are struggling with the complexity of the IT environment, including the ability to make new experiences available to employees with modern security that protects company data in technologies such as AI, IoT and mobility,” said Nicholas McQuire, vice president of Enterprise Research at CCS Insight. He talks about a necessary step to help companies overcome these developments. “In doing so, it makes new connected experiences, while simplifying and improving the security of the chip to the edge.

Possibilities

According to the company, the device can be used, among other things, to secure medical devices that track a patient’s heart rate. These devices inform health workers if the heart rate drops below a certain level, after which they can respond with the right treatment.

Another example is autonomous cars. With BlackBerry Spark the cars can still communicate in real time, but the information sent is fully secured. The company promises its customers that the user experience will not diminish. The relationship with these devices does not diminish because security is important.

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