BlackBerry Cylance Implementation Delivers 99% Return on Investment according to study

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Determining the cost of a cybersecurity investment is easy. Calculating its overall value requires deeper analysis. The Forrester Total Economic Impact report provides a model for assessing the potential ROI of investing in BlackBerry Cylance security.

BlackBerry Cylance’s AI-driven endpoint security products delivered a 99 percent return on investment.

Commissioned by BlackBerry Cylance, Forrester conducted the Total Economic Impact (TEI) framework for organisations considering CylancePROTECT and CylanceOPTICS.

As part of the framework, Forrester interviewed the head of cybersecurity at a multinational manufacturing company running CylancePROTECT and CylanceOPTICS on 45,000 endpoints in 500 locations across 14 countries.

The multi-national manufacturer with $14B in annual revenue A multi-national manufacturer with $14B in annual revenue, 500 locations and 45,000 endpoints faced critical security vulnerabilities. Its legacy, signature-based AV solution was powerless against ransomware, provided no EDR, and required tons of resources to stay updated.

The organisation experienced the following quantified benefits:

  • $8.4 million savings from decommissioning a legacy on-premise endpoint security solution.
  • 10% improvement in security team productivity enabling teams to proactively focus on threat hunting instead of reactive troubleshooting.
  • 25% reduction in cost of a major security breach by using AI to prevent malicious applications and attacks from executing.
  • 95% reduction in lost time for end-users due to faster threat investigation and remediation.
  • 97% reduction in machine reimaging meaning less lost end-user time and time saved by IT team.
  • Elimination of manual software audits due to greater control over employee software downloads with BlackBerry Cylance.
  • No major malware attacks following the installation of CylancePROTECT and CylanceOPTICS.

Additional benefits of CylancePROTECT and CylanceOPTICS uncovered by the Forrester study include the ability to withstand threats without a cloud connection, eliminating the need for daily scans and updates and decommission additional endpoint security tools.

The study also found that CylancePROTECT and CylanceOPTICS provided additional control over employee software downloads, which limits the burden on system resources.

“Forrester’s study reinforces both the key business benefits that can be delivered by BlackBerry Cylance’s industry-leading native AI security solutions and a compelling and achievable return on investment for customers,” said Sasi Murth, vice president of BlackBerry Cylance product and solution marketing at BlackBerry.

“The results confirm the predictive advantage of our endpoint security solutions, and how they work to deliver improved threat protection, faster threat response and remediation, and improved visibility and control over employee activity.”


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