BlackBerry launches behavioral biometric endpoint security solution

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BlackBerry Cylance, today announced the introduction of CylancePERSONA, the first proactive endpoint behavioral analytics solution. The solution adds user monitoring to the company’s expansive defense of the enterprise and augments the AI-driven prevention, detection, and response capabilities of the Cylance native AI platform. This lightweight solution combines continuous biometric behavior and user conduct monitoring designed to identify suspicious users in real-time to prevent compromises.

“Every day, rogue insiders and external threat actors exploit valid user credentials to launch cyber attacks, so there is a clear need for organizations to ensure every user logged into their network can be trusted anytime and at all times,” said Eric Cornelius, chief product officer at BlackBerry Cylance. “CylancePERSONA addresses this challenge. With a combination of flexible initial authentication, user-centric biometrics, AI behavioral monitoring, and automated active responses, CylancePERSONA delivers a scalable, efficient, effective solution that can ensure trust of the user is continuous.”

Unlike other user monitoring solutions that rely on network traffic analysis or focus on detection without the ability to respond automatically, CylancePERSONA sensors are able to detect and score both malicious and anomalous conduct. CylancePERSONA monitors user activity and calculates a Cylance Trust Score; if the user trust score drops below a given threshold, step-up authentication action or suspension can be automatically initiated.

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