BlackBerry Workspaces features ransomware recovery capability

BlackBerry announced its BlackBerry Workspaces content collaboration platform, featuring a ransomware recovery capability.
It is projected that a business will be hit by a ransomware attack every 14 seconds with the resulting damage costs predicted to reach $11.5 billion annually by the end of 2019.

BlackBerry’s ransomware recovery feature helps organizations contain and limit the damage of ransomware attacks by freezing the accounts of affected users should their PC computers and synced files become infected.

The administrator can use BlackBerry Workspaces to check user logs to pinpoint what workspaces, folders and files have been affected, and selectively roll impacted files back to pre-attack versions and without restrictions on how far back it can recover.

“Beyond data loss, opportunity costs, and reputational risks, downtime resulting from ransomware attacks can inflict real harm on customers in any industry, including healthcare or public safety, where the consequences of any delay can be catastrophic,” said Billy Ho, executive vice president of Enterprise Products, BlackBerry.

The ransomware recovery feature will be available in BlackBerry Workspaces Collaborate and Secure Plus editions at no additional cost.

BlackBerry will be demonstrating this solution at 2018 BlackBerry Security Summits in London on September 12 and New York City on October 4.

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