BlackBerry Ltd and Telkomsel have announced that Indonesia’s leading taxi operator, Bluebird Group (Bluebird), is deploying BlackBerry’s AI-enabled cybersecurity software and managed Extended Detection and Response (XDR) service, strengthening the company’s security posture throughout the transportation supply chain as it pivots to digital.
With support from Telkomsel, Bluebird deployed BlackBerry Protect, BlackBerry Optics and BlackBerry Guard, delivering always-on cybersecurity expertise, powered by Cylance AI, for continuous protection, detection, and response.
With over 23,000 taxis, plus containers, logistics and heavy equipment, Bluebird has a complex vendor and partner ecosystem, including payment gateways, apps and APIs. The company puts security at the centre of its digital strategy, seeking round-the-clock support for a highly mobile, fast-growth business that needed to secure data.
“Bluebird has always put safety and security at the heart of our business, from our consumer experience through to our IT ecosystem,” said Muhammad Suhada, vice president, Information Technology at Bluebird. “After evaluating several vendors, we are glad to announce our collaboration with BlackBerry software for its unmatched AI capability and managed security and response. Together with support from Telkomsel, BlackBerry offered everything we were looking for; a smart, AI-based machine learning and a fully dedicated external security team, allowing us to optimize our resources to improve and streamline user experience.”
BlackBerry Protect for end-point protection (EPP) and BlackBerry Optics for end-point detection and response (EDR) are automated, prevention-first solutions that use AI and Machine Learning to defend against malware infection and potential data breaches.
For example, a recent breach attempt against an Indonesian company was foiled when the Cylance AI engine detected and eliminated a crypto-jacking malware.
BlackBerry Guard is a 24×7 managed XDR service that offers companies access to trained threat prevention experts on a subscription-based model. The service enables lean in-house security teams to effectively hunt and prevent breaches quickly, saving time and resources, while avoiding challenges like alert fatigue.
Graeme Pyper, director APAC Channels, BlackBerry said, “Together with Telkomsel, BlackBerry is proud to support Bluebird to help bolster cyber skills and enable an intelligent approach to security with our seventh generation AI engine and managed XDR. A cybersecurity software and services company,
BlackBerry is committed to providing the expertise and tools companies need to minimize cyber risk and focus on innovation.”
“Thousands of companies like Bluebird Group form the backbone of Indonesia’s economy. As they become digital-first, they must also become cybersecurity-first. However, often they don’t know where to start, how much it costs, and what skills and tools are required,” said Ceppy Djakaria, vice president Corporate Account Management, at Telkomsel. “Together with BlackBerry, we are putting intelligent cyber technologies and skills in reach of any sized business to help protect, enable and defend against new threats.”