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How Blackberry Has Become a Cyber-Security Player

If, like me, you still have affection for your BlackBerry with a real keyboard, it takes a while to realise that the company have transformed itself…:

[…] Among the new assets in the BlackBerry security portfolio is Cylance, which BlackBerry acquired in a $1.4 billion deal announced in November 2018. Cylance is, however, only one of many cyber-security technologies within BlackBerry. In a video interview with eWEEK, BlackBerry CTO Charles Eagan explains what his company is now doing in cyber-security as it transitions away from its mobile device past.

“We probably have 50 different elements in our security portfolio,” Eagan told eWEEK.

Among the cyber-security technologies in the BlackBerry portfolio is mobile device management (MDM) capabilities gained via the acquisition of Good Technology for $425 million in 2015.

“Good gives us a dynamic container to create a secure environment in otherwise insecure devices,” Eagan said.

QNX Technologies, which BlackBerry acquired in 2010 for $200 million, provides a secure embedded operating system that is widely used in the automotive industry and general engineering. Certicom is another core cyber-security asset in the BlackBerry portfolio, providing cryptographic and hardware key provisioning capabilities. BlackBerry acquired Certicom in 2009 for $106 million.


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Peter Glock
Over 30 years of designing, building and managing telecoms and IT services. Primarily working with large enterprise and professional services businesses in Asia, North America, continental Europe and the UK. Information security professional, secret physics nerd.

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