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Architecture:
BlackBerry Optics

The components of the BlackBerry Optics solution: the management console, Optics cloud services, and devices with the Optics agent.
Component
Description
Optics
agent
You install the
Optics
agent on
Windows
,
macOS
, and
Linux
devices. The agent deploys sensors to the device OS to monitor and collect data that is used to identify threats and trigger automated responses.
Optics
cloud services
The
Optics
agent sends the device data that it collects to the
Optics
cloud services. The data is aggregated and stored in the secure
Optics
cloud database. The
Optics
data analytics services offer rich interpretations of device data that you can access using the management console.
For devices with the
Optics
agent version 2.x and earlier, the
Optics
database is stored locally on the device. Version 3.0 and later automatically aggregates, stores, compresses, and sends the data to the
Optics
cloud database at regular intervals.
Management console
You can use the management console to connect to the
Optics
cloud services for any of the following actions:
  • Enable and configure how
    Optics
    works on devices.
  • View and manage
    Optics
    devices.
  • Query
    Optics
    data to investigate security incidents.
  • View focus data to analyze a chain of events.
  • Create and apply detection rules to customize what
    Optics
    monitors and how it responds to events.
  • Execute actions in response to threats. For example, you can deploy a package to collect data, lock down a device to contain a threat, or use a remote response session to execute device commands.