BlackBerry Guard

BlackBerry Guard 2.0 brings Managed Detection and Response Service

Enterprises and Governments Now Better Able to Defend Against Evolving Threat Landscape

BlackBerry, in partnership with Exabeam, has launched BlackBerry Guard 2.0, a managed detection and response (MDR) service to now deliver a managed extended detection and response (XDR) service. 

The BlackBerry Guard managed XDR solution provides coverage beyond endpoints by seamlessly integrating Cylance AI-powered BlackBerry Optics, BlackBerry Persona, BlackBerry Gateway, and BlackBerry Protect solutions with Exabeam Fusion SIEM and XDR solutions.

BlackBerry says customers will benefit from BlackBerry solutions and the Exabeam security analytics and automation platform for high-fidelity alerts and cross-tool threat hunting services that automatically correlate data from mobile devices, servers, users and networks to quickly detect potential threats in real-time, visible from a single console.

“With cybercrime drastically increasing due to the pandemic, cybercriminals are targeting people — not just the systems in place. Legacy mitigation tools designed to safeguard organizations’ systems and infrastructure only are now inadequate to stop expanding attack avenues,” said Billy Ho, Executive Vice President of Product Engineering, BlackBerry.

“Organizations operating in hybrid workplace environments need human threat experts to manage cybersecurity incident alerts, deal with and prevent attacks, and fill in the resource and skills gap. The integrated BlackBerry Guard solution provides customers with an innovative and industry-leading managed XDR service, keeping employees secure 24×7.”

Exabeam is a leader in next-generation SIEM that powers security teams with analytics-driven insights to uncover, investigate, and resolve threats.

“We’re excited that after extensive due diligence, BlackBerry selected Exabeam to enable the BlackBerry Guard managed XDR solution to help end clients more easily achieve holistic XDR coverage with a simplified experience,” said Gorka Sadowski, Chief Strategy Officer, Exabeam.

“Exabeam Fusion SIEM and Exabeam Fusion XDR combined with the BlackBerry AI-powered solutions will offer thousands of BlackBerry customers a powerful and prescriptive solution to solve their most pressing threat, detection, investigation, and response needs.”

BlackBerry Monitoring

Unveiled back in October, BlackBerry Guard 2.0, BlackBerry’s managed XDR analysts and threat prevention experts work as an extension of customers’ security and IT teams, providing around-the-clock multi-regional support, compliance and monitoring and responding to threats directly when necessary.

This integration introduces telemetry to the BlackBerry analyst portal so that customers can defend against the evolving threat landscape.

With Guard 2.0, customers can choose a single service offering that combines Guard’s managed XDR services on top of the BlackBerry Cyber Suite products and Exabeam solutions — all in one package.

Intelligence-Based Threat Hunting

BlackBerry Guard addresses advanced and persistent threats with incident response, threat hunting and behaviour analytics capabilities. Manual and automated sweeps gather additional context and correlation for enhanced protection.

AI-Powered Mobile Threat Detection (MTD) and Behaviour Analytics

BlackBerry Guard leverages Cylance AI for mobile threat defence and user behaviour risk analytics. This helps protect you from the explosive growth of mobile phishing, malware attacks and insider threats. 

Automated, Rapid Response

Cylance AI-based BlackBerry Guard responds dynamically to changes in your environment and stops file-based and fileless attacks, assesses indicators of compromise and prevents security threats from becoming cybersecurity incidents.

24x7x365 Monitoring

Constant eyes on glass including nights, weekends, and holidays

Continuous Threat Hunting

Sweeps for common attacker Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) to uncover subtle threats.

Continuous Threat Intelligence Overlay

Provides a force multiplier by overlaying the latest threat intelligence onto environmental data.

Continuous Authentication

Cylance AI leverages passive biometrics and behavioural analytics to derive a real-time risk score to protect corporate resources.

Strengthens BlackBerry’s Zero Trust offering

Provides stronger access control with network layer authentication and granular network access controls and prevent users from accessing potentially malicious sites using IP reputation management

BlackBerry Guard is a core part of a security organization of incident responders and prevention experts who hunt through customer environments to find and contain threats, prevent major breaches, and allow organizations to mature their security posture.

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  • Rapid John has a quarter of a century in programming for Government and Corporate bodies and is proficient in most major programming languages.

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