BlackBerry vs. Symantec

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?

When there’s a cyberattack, milliseconds matter. That’s why BlackBerry cybersecurity uses Cylance AI to proactively detect and prevent new ransomware at the endpoint before it executes—for protection online or off.
Capability BlackBerry Symantec
AI/ML Best-in-class artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) capabilities. Limited machine learning at endpoints.
Detection Advanced memory protection abilities. Relies on signature files for detection.
Ransomware Predictive Advantage modeling stops ransomware before it executes. Ransomware detection depends on file behavior analysis upon execution.
Zero-day Attacks AI/ML predicts and stops zero-day attacks before they even launch. Utilizes heuristics to detect post file execution.
Threat Hunting Endpoint detection and response (EDR) built on a strong AI foundation and rooted in threat prevention. Requires multiple products to perform EDR and threat intelligence.
Performance Uses only a fraction of system resources on the endpoint. Larger endpoint footprint requires more system resources.
BlackBerry
AI/ML Best-in-class artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) capabilities.
Detection Advanced memory protection abilities.
Ransomware Predictive Advantage modeling stops ransomware before it executes.
Zero-day Attacks AI/ML predicts and stops zero-day attacks before they even launch.
Threat Hunting Endpoint detection and response (EDR) built on a strong AI foundation and rooted in threat prevention.
Performance Uses only a fraction of system resources on the endpoint.
Symantec
AI/ML Limited machine learning at endpoints.
Detection Relies on signature files for detection.
Ransomware Ransomware detection depends on file behavior analysis upon execution.
Zero-day Attacks Utilizes heuristics to detect post file execution.
Threat Hunting Requires multiple products to perform EDR and threat intelligence.
Performance Larger endpoint footprint requires more system resources.
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 Symantec.