BlackBerry has announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the California-based cybersecurity and artificial intelligence company named Cylance. The acquisition is aimed at helping BlackBerry bolster the development of BlackBerry Spark, the company's secure communications platform for the Internet of Thing devices.
You can read the entire press release below.
BlackBerry Completes Acquisition of Cylance
Company is now a billion-dollar cybersecurity firm with the technology portfolio enterprises need to intelligently connect, protect and help build secure endpoints
BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) today completed its previously-announced acquisition of Cylance, a privately-held artificial intelligence and cybersecurity company based in Irvine, California.
“Today BlackBerry took a giant step forward toward our goal of being the world’s largest and most trusted AI-cybersecurity company,” said John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO, BlackBerry. “Securing endpoints and the data that flows between them is absolutely critical in today’s hyperconnected world. By adding Cylance’s technology to our arsenal of cybersecurity solutions we will help enterprises intelligently connect, protect and build secure endpoints that users can trust.”
Cylance’s machine learning and artificial intelligence technology is a strategic addition to BlackBerry’s end-to-end secure communications portfolio. Notably, its embeddable AI technology will accelerate the development of BlackBerry Spark, the secure communications platform for the Internet of Things (IoT).
As the President of BlackBerry Cylance, Stuart McClure will continue to apply his visionary math-based approach to threat detection, prevention, and response, as well as lead the business’ large team of highly-skilled engineers and data scientists that deliver trusted products and services for more than 4,000 companies around the world.
Customer and Analyst Reaction to the News
Companies interested in learning more about BlackBerry Cylance’s AI-driven endpoint protection, detection and response capabilities are encouraged to visit its booth (North Hall, #6145) at RSA Conference 2019 from March 4 – 8 in San Francisco.