BlackBerry and Check Point team up to better protect increasingly agile organisations

Published on: 18 Sep 2018

BlackBerry has called in Check Point Software to mitigate against cyber security threats and focus on protecting enterprises from emerging cyber attacks.

The global independent software vendor partnership brings Check Point’s mobile threat defence solution SandBlast Mobile to BlackBerry mobile devices, complimenting BlackBerry  Unified Endpoint Management and BlackBerry Dynamics.

BlackBerry’s teams will be fully trained on SandBlast Mobile to resell and serve as a single point of contact for professional services and support as part of the new deal.

Security of mobile devices has become a major concern as organisations increasingly adopt mobility solutions to improve productivity. However, 94 per cent of security professionals doubt their company can prevent a breach of employees’ mobile devices, a recent survey found.

“Far too often we hear about enterprises employing a specific security mobility strategy as an afterthought when it has the potential to be the weakest link,” said BlackBerry chief marketing officer Mark Wilson.

Jeremy Kaye, VP of mobile security solutions at Check Point Software, added that partnership would deliver the best-in-class mobile threat prevention technology that every business needs.

“Enterprises need to use consistent, comprehensive threat prevention across their mobile fleets to keep mobile devices from being the weak point in their security defences,” he explained.