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BlackBerry and Check Point Software start collaboration for cybersecurity

BlackBerry and Check Point Software start collaboration for cybersecurity

BlackBerry Limited and Check Point Software Technologies have started a global partnership. By doing so, the companies want to reduce cybersecurity risks for their customers.

The two companies will sell Check Point’s mobile security solution SandBlast Mobile together with the BlackBerry UEM and BlackBerry Dynamics. BlackBerry’s teams will also be fully trained for the SandBlast Mobile solution, so that they can sell it. Also, workers become the sole point of contact for professional services and support.

According to recent research by Check Point, 94 percent of security professionals doubt whether their company can prevent an attack on an employee’s mobile device. “Today’s world of hyperconnectivity demands ultra-security,” said Mark Wilson, Chief Marketing Officer at BlackBerry. “Too often, we hear about companies setting up a specific security strategy for mobile devices as a side issue, when it has the potential to be the weakest link.

“Enterprises need to use consistent and comprehensive security solutions across their entire mobile portfolio to prevent mobile devices from becoming the weakest link in their security,” added Jeremy Kaye, VP of Mobile Security Solutions at Check Point.

SandBlast Mobile

SandBlast Mobile supports BlackBerry Dynamics and is integrated with BlackBerry Unified Endpoint Management (UEM). The Dynamics platform is the foundation for secure enterprise mobility, providing an advanced container for mobile apps and email. It also offers an end-to-end approach to security.

Together with SandBlast Mobile, the solution must secure sensitive data and other business assets on each device. For example, SandBlast Mobile 3.0 prevents mobile phishing attacks and detects malicious network traffic to and from the device. Users can run apps in a virtual, cloud-based environment, where all behavior is analyzed. The behavior is then approved or marked as malicious.

In addition, SandBlast Mobile can provide network protection on the device by inspecting and managing network traffic to and from the device. This prevents phishing attacks on all apps and browsers. Communication with rogue command and control servers is also made impossible.

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