What is BlackBerry Gateway?
BlackBerry Gatewayprovides zero trust network access (ZTNA) that both gives your users access to your extended network perimeter and protects your extended network from threats. Organizations today face a challenging environment as cybersecurity threats become more sophisticated and pervasive while the numbers of connected enterprise endpoints and the amount of data sent to and stored in cloud services instead of within the traditional network perimeter grows exponentially. ZTNA modernizes network security while simultaneously enhancing and improving the network experience for end users. ZTNA trusts nothing and no one by default. Every user, endpoint, and network are assumed to be potentially hostile and no user can access anything until they prove who they are, that their access is authorized, that they’re not acting maliciously, and that the local network they are connected to is not compromised.
BlackBerry Gatewayprotects users’
macOSdevices by allowing you to block connections to Internet destinations that you don’t want devices to reach, even when the device isn't connected to your network.
BlackBerrycontinually maintains an ever-growing list of unsafe Internet destinations that it can block endpoints from connecting to. If your organization also wants to block users from visiting specific sites that don't meet your acceptable use standards, you can create policies to specify additional destinations that all users or specific users or groups can’t access.
In addition to protecting devices,
BlackBerry Gatewayprotects access to your organization’s private network and cloud-based applications by continuously analyzing whether users' actions are expected or anomalous behavior. If
BlackBerry Gatewaydetermines that a user's recent usage pattern indicates a high-risk, it blocks connections by the user until the risk level is mitigated.
BlackBerry Gatewayalso supports using source IP pinning when it forwards connections to your cloud services. If your SaaS applications are configured to accept connections only from specific IP addresses, such as your organization's own IP addresses, you can add
BlackBerry Gatewaysource IP addresses obtained by your organization to the allowed list. For users working remotely, this means you can secure access between your users and cloud-based applications using source IP pinning without requiring them to use your organization's VPN, which can reduce the traffic on your network and improve connections for users.