Verizon expands its MSS portfolio with BlackBerry Cylance

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Verizon announced the addition of BlackBerry Cylance’s AI-driven antivirus security solutions to its industry-leading Managed Security Services (MSS) portfolio.

“BlackBerry Cylance is the logical partner of choice given its ability to deliver protection against known and unknown malware, malicious scripts, file less attacks, zero-day payloads, as well as harder to detect ‘living of the land’ assaults,” said Alex Schlager, executive director, security services, for global products and solutions at Verizon.

CylancePROTECT and CylanceOPTICS endpoint security products are now available for licensing and management by Verizon Managed Security Services. CylancePROTECT prevents ransomware, file less attacks, and other unknown threats from executing on the endpoint before they can do harm.

This significantly reduces the number of alerts and amount of security data passed on to other security controls. CylanceOPTICS is the industry’s first AI driven endpoint detection and response (EDR) product. It delivers on-demand threat hunting and automated response capabilities.“Businesses of all sizes are suffering alert-fatigue generated by other endpoint solutions. Many are turning to managed security services to gain holistic, expert-level management across their endpoints, gateways and networks on a round the clock basis,” said Stuart McClure, co-founder of Cylance and president of BlackBerry Cylance. “By offering BlackBerry Cylance’s AI-powered endpoint protection, Verizon’s MSS customers will now have access to a powerful antivirus technology with the ability to prevent known and unknown threats, reducing the strain on other security controls, and alerts that must be tracked, processed and audited.”

“BlackBerry Cylance is at the forefront of delivering artificial intelligence driven security solutions, and the first next-gen vendor to deliver on-device machine learning threat detection in an EDR product. Their prevention-first philosophy maps extremely well to our desire to help customers gain the upper hand on today’s adversaries. We look forward to offering our customers BlackBerry Cylance’s added value services within our award-winning managed security portfolio.” concludes Schlager.

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