BlackBerry AI Cybersecurity Integrates with OPSWAT's MetaDefender for Boosted Threat Defense

BlackBerry AI Cybersecurity Integrates with OPSWAT's MetaDefender for Boosted Threat Defense

By Greg Tavarez

Cyberattacks are more sophisticated. With the proliferation of connected devices and digital ecosystems, businesses are more at risk as traditional reactive approaches are no longer sufficient to safeguard sensitive data and critical systems.

Therefore, predictive cybersecurity is a must today. For those unfamiliar with what predictive cybersecurity is, it leverages advanced technologies such as machine learning, artificial intelligence and big data analytics to proactively identify potential threats, vulnerabilities and attack patterns before they can be exploited.

By analyzing data, monitoring network behavior and continuously adapting to evolving threats, predictive cybersecurity lets organizations stay ahead of cybercriminals, mitigate risks and enhance their overall resilience.

BlackBerry, at the forefront of AI cybersecurity, launched a predictive cybersecurity solution, Cylance, in 2016. The solution has protected businesses and governments globally from cyberattacks since its inception, with a multi-year predictive advantage.

Following a recent update to Cylance, BlackBerry announced it entered a partnership with OPSWAT, a provider of advanced cybersecurity solutions and critical infrastructure protection, to deliver prevention-first, predictive security to combat the most advanced cyberattacks. The collaboration will see OPSWAT’s MetaDefender platform integrated with BlackBerry's Cylance AI.

OPSWAT’s MetaDefender is an advanced threat detection and prevention platform that provides comprehensive file upload security to protect against malware and data breaches. It is designed to secure critical infrastructure from sophisticated file-based threats, including advanced evasive malware, zero-day attacks and advanced persistent threats.

To accomplish that, the platform leverages technologies like deep content disarm and reconstruction, multiscanning and sandbox to offer a comprehensive set of technologies under one cloud platform.

The integration of Cylance OEM Engine into OPSWAT's MetaDefender platform strengthens the cybersecurity defenses of organizations of all sizes and irrespective of industry, by improving the precision and efficiency of malware detection through AI and behavioral heuristics.

"This collaboration validates our commitment to delivering cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions to our valued customers,” said George Prichici, vice president of products at OPSWAT. “By combining OPSWAT's expertise in threat detection and prevention with BlackBerry's security offerings, we are confident that we will significantly enhance the protection of our customers against emerging cyber threats."

BlackBerry joins an ecosystem of over 70 partners that collaborate with OPSWAT to provide customers with seamlessly integrated technologies for enhanced security and operations.

“Our work with OPSWAT will provide organizations with next-generation cyber threat protection capabilities and enhance their ability to proactively defend against advanced attacks and stay ahead of emerging threats," said Nathan Jenniges, senior vice president and general manager of BlackBerry's Cylance and UEM portfolios.

Edited by Greg Tavarez
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