BlackBerry Acquires Data Encryption Firm Secusmart

BlackBerry Acquires Data Encryption Firm Secusmart(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – BlackBerry is aiming to beef up its mobile security with the recent purchase of German voice and data encryption firm Secusmart, announced the company via press release today.

“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,” said BlackBerry CEO John Chen. “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.”

This acquisition is the latest move from BlackBerry in its goal to become the most secure smartphone maker in the world, competing against competitors such as Apple and Samsung.

Secusmart’s technology is currently used in Canadian and German government devices, as well as in the new line of BlackBerry 10 devices.

Terms of the acquisition have yet to be revealed.