CyberSecurity Malaysia opts for BlackBerry software to protect sensitive information
By Digital News Asia September 25, 2019
- Accelerate digital transformation while keeping critical data safe, secure and compliant
- Priority that files are protected with encrypted track and trace capabilities offered
BlackBerry Limitedand CyberSecurity Malaysia announced on Sept 23 at the 11th Cyber Security Malaysia - Awards, Conference and Exhibition that the cybersecurity agency has deployed BlackBerry software to protect the country’s most sensitive information, enable secure mobile working and accelerate digital transformation.
CyberSecurity Malaysia is a national cybersecurity specialist and technical agency, under the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia. Faced with both stringent security compliance requirements and an increasingly digital workforce, CyberSecurity Malaysia needed a technology partner that would help it set an example of excellence in the ASEAN region.
Chief executive officer of CyberSecurity Malaysia, Dr Amirudin Abdul Wahab says, “The challenge of an increasingly digital workplace calls for a greater need to protect data and increase operational efficiency. BlackBerry’s zero-trust approach to security helps CyberSecurity Malaysia address secure collaboration and meet new compliance requirements, but also gives us confidence that our nation’s valuable intellectual property is safe and secure with BlackBerry.”
The roll-out, which includes secure content collaboration software BlackBerry® Workspaces and the BlackBerry® Enterprise Mobility Suite (including BlackBerry® Unified Endpoint Manager or UEM) provides a seamless and secure working environment for all agency staff, contractors and other third-parties. CyberSecurity Malaysia and other stakeholders constantly share and collaborate on documents containing highly sensitive material. It is a priority for the agency that these files are protected with encrypted track and trace capabilities offered by solutions like BlackBerry Workspaces. Now, CyberSecurity Malaysia can grant specific and restricted access to certain information and track who has received, opened, or forwarded each document.
The deployment of BlackBerry software enables staff to safely share sensitive data in a trusted environment and mitigate against cyber threats and risks of data breaches. CyberSecurity Malaysia now has complete endpoint management and policy control for diverse and growing fleets of devices and apps. This not only helps strike the balance between efficiency and security but also complies with Malaysia’s Data Leakage Protection framework (DLP).
Amit Mehta, managing director, BlackBerry, ASEAN and India said, "BlackBerry has always been trusted by governments and enterprises for security, privacy and control. Now a leading security software and services company, BlackBerry protects against threats to apps, data, devices, networks, processes and autonomous systems at every layer of an enterprise and any Internet of Things device. Together with CyberSecurity Malaysia, we are proud to help the nation protect its most important information, meet compliance and still advance towards its digital transformation goals.”
Why BlackBerry software?
Enterprises choose BlackBerry software to connect and secure their endpoints, which are both physical (smartphones, tablets, wearables) and digital (messaging, files, voice, text), as well as aid them in the development of smart systems within the growing Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem.
BlackBerry® UEM, deployed by CyberSecurity Malaysia, provides an integrated view of users, devices, apps and policies, across multiple ownership models and platforms, including iOS, Android™, Windows 10®, macOS, and Chrome OS. Its single management console offers an all-in-one business class email, calendar, contacts, docs and intranet solution for employees to stay on top of tasks. The trusted end-to-end security model also provides access to all corporate resources without the need for a VPN so on/off boarding for non-traditional employees, such as remote workers and contract workers, is made easy.
Recently, BlackBerry also announced BlackBerry® Intelligent Security, the first cloud-based solution that leverages the power of adaptive security, continuous authentication and artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance mobile endpoint security in zero trust environments. It is the first solution built on top of BlackBerry® Spark™, the Secure Communications Platform for the Internet of Things. Coupled with CylancePERSONA, BlackBerry today offers real-time adaptive security with AI for all endpoints – from mobile to desktop.
BlackBerry is trusted by 7 of the G7 governments and 16 of the G20 governments. On August 16, BlackBerry announced its position in the Leaders quadrant for unified endpoint management (UEM) and inclusion in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Endpoint Management Tools report by Gartner, Inc.
BlackBerry experts are also available at CSM-ACE 2019 in Kuala Lumpur from September 23-26 at Booth B05.