BlackBerry Acquires Mobile Security Company Secusmart

BlackBerry announced Tuesday that it will acquire Secusmart, a German mobile security firm providing voice and data encryption and anti-eavesdropping solutions for government organizations, enterprises and service providers.

The Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.

Both companies have partnered previously to offer Secusmart’s innovative technology to customers -Secusmart developed special technology for BlackBerry 10 phones that were distributed to several German government agencies, ministries and leaders such as Merkel.

"We are always improving our security solutions to keep up with the growing complexity of enterprise mobility, with devices being used for more critical tasks and to store more critical information, and security attacks becoming more sophisticated. The acquisition of Secusmart underscores our focus on addressing growing security costs and threats ranging from individual privacy to national security. This acquisition bolsters our security solutions with leading voice and data encryption and anti-eavesdropping technologies, and furthers BlackBerry’s security leadership in end-to-end mobile solutions.”

-    John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO, BlackBerry

“This transaction is a fantastic opportunity to accelerate growth in the market for high-end secure communications solutions, driven by the need to combat electronic eavesdropping and data theft. Secusmart and BlackBerry’s solution already meets the highest security requirements of the German federal authorities and NATO for restricted communications. We see significant opportunities to introduce Secusmart’s solutions to more of BlackBerry’s government and enterprise customers around the world.”

-    Dr. Hans-Christoph Quelle, Managing Director of Secusmart

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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