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BlackBerry unveils Jarvis, cloud-based static binary code scanning solution

BlackBerry Jarvis was unveiled at the North American International Automotive Show (NAIAS) by John Chen Executive Chairman and CEO, BlackBerry. Jarvis is reported to be a transformational software cybersecurity product that can help solve the automakers complex challenges related to software.

The modern vehicles use hundreds of software components, many of which are written by an expansive network of third party suppliers spread across several tiers. This distributed supply chain offers many advantages while also increasing opportunities for human error that can slow down production cycles and impact overall quality.

Jarvis is cloud-based static binary code scanning solution that identifies vulnerabilities in software used in automobiles. It scans and delivers deep actionable insights in minutes, what would otherwise involve manually scanning that will take large numbers of experts and an impractical amount of time.

Jarvis is offered on a pay-as-you-go usage basis and is customized for the unique needs of each OEM and their entire software supply chain. Once initiated, automakers will have online access to Jarvis and can scan any number of binary files at every stage of software development. This includes the capability to evaluate new software under consideration as well as the ability to assess existing software already in production.

In addition to cost and time savings, BlackBerry Jarvis helps ensure that production software adheres to industry standards such as MISRA and CERT, and enables OEMs to define custom rules to meet organization-specific objectives. Jarvis is also applicable to other industry segments, citing healthcare, industrial automation, aerospace, and defense.

BlackBerry has already begun trialing Jarvis with automakers like Jaguar Land Rover. The company is also working with many players of the automotive ecosystem like Baidu, Delphi, Denso, NVIDIA, Qualcomm, Visteon, and others.

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