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Architecture:
BlackBerry Gateway

Diagram showing the components used by BlackBerry Internet Gateway
Component
Description
BlackBerry Gateway
BlackBerry Gateway
is a cloud-based service that provides zero trust network access to provide your users with access to your extended network perimeter and protect devices and your extended network from threats.
Identity risk engine
The identity risk engine uses machine learning to continuously evaluate user behavior and provide adaptive response to network anomaly events.. Network anomaly events are detected when a
Gateway
user's network usage pattern is not consistent with past behavior. If the percentage of anomalous events exceeds a set threshold,
Gateway
can dynamically override the user's network access control policy to block network access and require the user to authenticate before they can continue.
Management console
The cloud-based management console allows you to set up, manage, and monitor
BlackBerry Gateway
and the connections made through it. The management console shared by all
BlackBerry
Unified Endpoint Security products.
BlackBerry Infrastructure
The
BlackBerry Infrastructure
is a global private data network distributed across multiple regions that enables and secures data in transit between thousands of organizations and millions of users around the world. It is designed to efficiently manage the transport of data between BlackBerry services and end-user devices.
The
BlackBerry Infrastructure
registers user information for device activation, validates licensing information, and maintains a trusted connection with on-premises BlackBerry components installed behind the firewall and with user's devices inside and outside the firewall.
Gateway Connector
The
Gateway Connector
is an optional component that you can install behind your firewall and in and in private cloud networks to establish a secure tunnel between the
BlackBerry Infrastructure
and your private network. The
Gateway Connector
allows users to communicate with content and application servers behind your firewall using
BlackBerry Gateway
instead of a traditional VPN.
BlackBerry Connectivity Node
The
BlackBerry Connectivity Node
is an optional component that allows
BlackBerry Gateway
to synchronize users and groups with your on-premises
Microsoft Active Directory
or LDAP directory.
BlackBerry Gateway
can synchronize users and groups with
Azure
Active Directory
without the
BlackBerry Connectivity Node
.
Devices
This version of
BlackBerry Gateway
supports
Windows 10
and
macOS
devices. An agent installed on the device, sends Internet traffic through a secure tunnel to the
BlackBerry Infrastructure
. Users can enable and disable work mode to specify whether data traffic uses the tunnel to the
BlackBerry Infrastructure
.
SaaS applications
Software-as-a-Service applications provide cloud-based enterprise software, making apps and data available to users on multiple devices. Applications and data reside mostly on cloud-based servers managed by the vendor, easing deployment and reducing on-premises infrastructure costs, but requiring security measures that extend beyond firewalls and other perimeter-based security methods.
BlackBerry Gateway
can help secure user access to SaaS applications without requiring traffic to route through your organization's VPN.
Internet destinations
Public Internet destinations include any web site, SaaS application, or other entity with an IP address that a client app can connect to over the Internet.
BlackBerry
maintains an ever-growing list of destinations know to be malicious.
BlackBerry Gateway
can block apps on devices from connecting to destinations on the list.
If you enable split tunneling, traffic between devices and safe public sites that you specify can go directly over the Internet instead of through
BlackBerry Gateway
.