BlackBerry vs. McAfee

All cybersecurity companies claim to protect you, but there are key differences in services. When it comes to endpoint protection and other needs, be sure you know what you’re getting.

Who Has the Features that Best Protect You?

Cloud-based signatures and reputation scanning are unavailable and ineffective when you’re offline. That’s why BlackBerry cybersecurity uses Cylance AI to detect new ransomware at the endpoint—for protection online or off.
Capability BlackBerry McAfee
Predictive Prevention Continually self-improving artificial intelligence (AI) based system for preventing all types of threats, known and unknown. Limited use of machine learning (ML). Relies on legacy, signature-based solution for stopping known threats.
Mobile Defense Mobile defense is integrated into cybersecurity platform. Mobile solution is a standalone offering.
Efficacy Consistently prevents the execution of previously unknown, known, and custom-crafted malware and payloads without reliance on signatures. A signature database is required for efficacy.
Performance Minimizes network bandwidth use by eliminating legacy solution DAT file distribution challenges. DAT file distribution poses challenges to network bandwidth.
AI-Enabled Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) EDR solution that leverages ML to automatically detect and respond to an incident. Limited ML to detect and prevent incidents.
Threat Hunting Searches data enterprise-wide for potential threats hiding on endpoints. Requires manual responses for comprehensive threat hunting.
BlackBerry
Predictive Prevention Continually self-improving artificial intelligence (AI) based system for preventing all types of threats, known and unknown.
Mobile Defense Mobile defense is integrated into cybersecurity platform.
Efficacy Consistently prevents the execution of previously unknown, known, and custom-crafted malware and payloads without reliance on signatures.
Performance Minimizes network bandwidth use by eliminating legacy solution DAT file distribution challenges.
AI-Enabled Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) EDR solution that leverages ML to automatically detect and respond to an incident.
Threat Hunting Searches data enterprise-wide for potential threats hiding on endpoints.
McAfee
Predictive Prevention Limited use of machine learning (ML). Relies on legacy, signature-based solution for stopping known threats.
Mobile Defense Mobile solution is a standalone offering.
Efficacy A signature database is required for efficacy.
Performance DAT file distribution poses challenges to network bandwidth.
AI-Enabled Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) Limited ML to detect and prevent incidents.
Threat Hunting Requires manual responses for comprehensive threat hunting.
Security Services Security Services Cylance AI

Endpoint Management

BlackBerry® UEM

Unified endpoint management for stronger endpoint protection and response across all devices.

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Threat Detection and Hunting

BlackBerry® Optics

Extends the threat prevention delivered by BlackBerry Protect using AI to identify and prevent widespread security incidents.

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Mobile Protection

BlackBerry® Protect

An AI-based endpoint security solution that stops malware—no human intervention, cloud connections, signatures, heuristics or sandboxes required.

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Critical Event Management

BlackBerry® Alert and BlackBerry® AtHoc®

A secure emergency notification system with incident response tools, enabling you to better prepare for and respond to critical events.

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Desktop Protection

BlackBerry® Protect

Uses the power of machines, not humans, to dissect malware DNA. AI then determines if the code is safe to run.

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Behavior and Risk Analytics

BlackBerry® Persona

Uses machine learning and predictive AI for user behavior analytics to dynamically adapt security policies based on risk tolerance.

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Network Access

BlackBerry® Gateway

Zero Trust network access providing greater security controls while improving the user experience for a distributed workforce.

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Cylance AI

AI proven 99 percent effective in preventing cyberthreats before they become global incidents—predicting malware an average of 25 months prior to appearing online.

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security Services

Our team of experts, ready to help you handle whatever cybersecurity challenges you face—no matter your situation.

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PREPARE, PREVENT, DETECT AND RESPOND with the BlackBerry Cybersecurity Platform

BlackBerry can protect your business by reducing risk and lowering TCO. Learn how our AI-powered cybersecurity solutions can help you secure your network across the cyberattack chain.

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Need more proof? Watch BlackBerry efficiently and effectively outperform McAfee.