BlackBerry to Spark Iperconnettività ultra-sicura con la nuova piattaforma EoT

BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) ha presentato oggi BlackBerry Spark, l’unica piattaforma Enterprise of Things (EoT) progettata e costruita per l’iperconnettività ultra sicura dal kernel al limite.

BlackBerry to Spark Iperconnettività ultra-sicura con la nuova piattaforma EoT, definita come l’interconnessione di persone, organizzazioni e macchine, l’iperconnettività è destinata a rivoluzionare il modo in cui le persone lavorano e vivono.

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LONDON – September 12, 2018 – BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) today unveiled BlackBerry Spark, the only Enterprise of Things (EoT) platform designed and built for ultra-secure hyperconnectivity from the kernel to the edge.

Defined as the interconnectedness of people, organizations, and machines, hyperconnectivity is set to revolutionize the way people work and live. BlackBerry’s new platform enables:

  • OEMs to make complex ‘things’, like autonomous vehicles and industrial equipment which must have the highest levels of security and safety-certification, as well as consumer-friendly interfaces to complex processes and artificial intelligence (AI), such as voice-activated speakers with privacy protection designed in at the start.
  • Enterprises to leverage AI and manage smart ‘things’ regardless of operating system (i.e., Android, iOS, Linux, QNX and Windows) via a single pane of glass, as well as snap-in existing platform services such as Android Things, AWS, Azure, and Watson.
  • People to use and trust any hyperconnected ‘thing’ and the new experiences they enable by making military-grade security easy and intuitive to use. And, as the workforce continues to evolve, BlackBerry Spark will provide end users with the flexibility to move seamlessly and securely between their personal and work profiles.

BlackBerry Spark stands out in a fast-emerging market as the only platform designed and built for ultra-security and industry-specific safety-certifications, such as ISO 26262 in automobiles. As an open and extensible platform, BlackBerry Spark ships ready to “snap-in” IoT and other solutions from partners that include AWS, Baidu, Google, Microsoft, NVIDIA, Qualcomm, and Samsung.

Sparking New Ideas

BlackBerry Spark customers will be able to create entirely new user experiences that take advantage of hyperconnectivity. Below are some early examples of how BlackBerry customers can put EoT to work in their organizations.

  • In a hospital, a patient’s slowing heartbeat can trigger an alert to the right medical team and simultaneously prepare the patient’s room for emergency care. This includes automatically raising the bed to the right level, starting up a ventilator or pump to deliver prescribed treatments, and bringing elevators to the floors where key personnel are located.
  • Employees can soon put virtual assistants such as Alexa to work for the first time by giving them ultra-secure access to information and workflows they can’t see today such as employee files, calendars, and emails.
  • In transportation, BlackBerry Spark allows connected vehicles to communicate in real-time with other vehicles and critical infrastructure because the data transferred inside and outside the vehicle is encrypted and certified by BlackBerry Spark as genuine. For example, a salt truck could be deployed automatically to address a patch of black ice after receiving a notification from a connected vehicle.

“BlackBerry smartphones sparked a mobile-first revolution that changed the way most of the world lives and works,” said John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO, BlackBerry. “By combining hyperconnectivity with ultra-security and privacy, BlackBerry Spark is the indispensable component of a paradigm shift to ‘things-first’ which holds even greater potential to reshape society. The ultimate outcome of this inevitable convergence of ubiquitous mobility and computing power will likely turn on the cybersecurity decisions we make collectively over the next few years.”

“CCS Insight has long predicted the convergence of mobility, end user computing and the internet of objects inside businesses as computing technologies become increasingly ubiquitous and integrated across our work and personal lives,” said Nicholas McQuire, vice president of Enterprise Research, CCS Insight. “Organizations are struggling with the sheer complexity of the IT environment, including the ability to deploy new employee experiences with modern security that protects company data across technologies such as AI, IoT, and mobility. BlackBerry Spark is a bold but necessary step in helping organizations bridge these worlds, creating new connected experiences whilst simplifying and improving security from the chip to the edge.”

“The rapidly expanding IoT universe contains within it a nasty surprise, every connected device is a potential access point for an attacker wanting to penetrate the network to do damage or steal personal data,” said Rob Enderle, principal analyst, Enderle Group. “BlackBerry is uniquely suited to deal with this problem given their extreme focus on securing connected devices. Their Spark platform, designed to secure and manage IoT infrastructure, stands out because of this focus and their demonstrated ability to manage connected devices at enterprise and government scale.”

Unmatched Privacy, Compliance and Security

BlackBerry has long been fully committed to the principles of never monetizing client data and protecting customer privacy to the full extent of the law. BlackBerry believes that security and privacy are essential for people and machines to confidently trust what sensors and other endpoints are reporting. This mindset has made BlackBerry the software provider of secure software and services for all ten of the top ten largest global banks along with all seven of the G7, as well as the 60+ automotive OEMs and Tier 1s who have embedded our software in more than 120 million cars on the road today.

BlackBerry Spark leverages the company’s deep portfolio of technology that has earned 80+ certifications, which is more than any other IoT vendor. It includes FIPS-validated, app-level, AES 256-bit encryption to ensure data is always protected on a device, across the mobile network and into a company’s infrastructure. BlackBerry Spark will enable organizations to comply with stringent multi-national regulatory requirements. In fact, BlackBerry is the only EoT platform provider to achieve Common Criteria EAL4+ for both iOS and Android.

The BlackBerry Spark platform will be available by the end of the year. To learn more please visit www.BlackBerry.com/Spark.

About BlackBerry

BlackBerry is an enterprise software and services company focused on securing and managing IoT endpoints. The company does this with BlackBerry Secure, an end-to-end Enterprise of Things platform, comprised of its enterprise communication and collaboration software and safety-certified embedded solutions. Based in Waterloo, Ontario, the company was founded in 1984 and operates in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Middle East, Latin America and Africa. The Company trades under the ticker symbol “BB” on the Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange. For more information, visit www.BlackBerry.com.

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  • Roberto Marino
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    Tutto bello. ma com’è possibile con un colabrodo come Android? o sbaglio?

    •  Silvana 
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      Non so risponderti, perché sono affetta da un grave handicap : non sono tecnologica. Spesso giudico le cose da una analisi logica.
      Ma non mi stupirei di sapere che da una materia prima possono nascere diversi prodotti a seconda del processo costruttivo adoperato.
      Per chiarimento ulteriore dovremmo sapere ex ante cosa è davvero un sistema proprietario, in questo caso, le caratteristiche fondamentali di OS 10.
      Qualora fosse un sistema blindato perché basato su poche autorizzazioni (come penso che sia) tutti i sistemi una volta privati delle applicazioni possono diventare sistemi chiusi.

    •  Silvana 
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      La domanda che più mi viene e’ questa:
      Basta un Kernel per rendere un sistema sicuro?

      •  Silvana 
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        Se non fosse così dovremmo riconsiderare tutto ciò che abbiamo creduto finora. E cioè la sicurezza e la fluidità di un sistema dipendono da l’evoluzione e l’innovazione di un sistema di base.

  •  Silvana 
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    Spark viene visto come un progetto onnicomprensivo al di sopra di ogni sistema operativo e in continua evoluzione.
    Se a ciò aggiungiamo che BlackBerry potrebbe un giorno rilasciare essa stessa le certificazioni di conformità sui software della sicurezza , ragazzi non stiamo parlando più di un produttore comune ma della stella della cibersecurity.
    Le scatolette lasciamole produrre agli altri, perché se non posseggono la certificazione e l’adattabilita’ al software della security, inutili saranno anche le CPU delle astronavi.
    La passione e’ passione. Un filo di emozione mi è venuta già.

  •  Silvana 
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    Ho appena inviato un commento. Dove sarà mai finito?

  •  Silvana 
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    Portare sicurezza a un sistema complesso non è una cosa semplice. E’ il problema che molti produttori di sistemi IoT si ritrovano poiché non avendo considerato l’IT security sin dalle prime fasi di progettazione dei loro prodotti, è difficilissimo se non impossibile per loro introdurla a posteriori.
    Benissimo e verissimo, secondo una logica concettualita’.
    Questo è il problema vero, soprattutto della concorrenza, direi, perché abituata a sfornare le scatolette assemblate di software potenti quanto gli “scaldalietti”, ma privi di ogni prevenzione sulla security, si ritrovano nel prossimo futuro a dover guardare indietro, come i somari.
    BlackBerry invece che ha posto e seguito a priori, sopra ogni cosa, la Sicurezza a più livelli, sta guardando avanti, direi all’orizzonte, dove gli altri non arrivano nemmeno con gli occhiali di avatar.
    Anche il capo dello Stato ha detto:
    Gli utenti debbono sentirsi liberi di usare l’informatica, ma questa deve possedere i requisiti di una cibersecurity di qualità.

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