BlackBerry recently announcement that it has expanded its cyber-security offerings in order to include SecuSUITE for both U.S. and Canadian governments. All the organizations with the help of SecuSUITE will be given a multi-platform solution for end-to-end encryption of text messages and voice calls. This will ensure that all the sensitive conversations are protected from electronic eavesdropping.
The company also states that SecuSUITE is a part of BlackBerry Secure, “which is the most secure and comprehensive platform to connect devices, people, systems, and processes”. The platform is also used by more than 20 governments from around the world. The company also added that their service enables calls over carrier networks the same as secure as compared to the calls over Wi-Fi. Furthermore, organizations won’t be locked into the single carrier as this secured platform works across all networks.
During a press release, Alex Thurber (general manager of Mobility Solutions and senior vice president, of BlackBerry) said that “Call tapping is happening at an alarming rate”. In today’s connected world, restricting agency employees to only exchange classified information from the desk phone is no longer a viable option, but it could be the new reality if governments don’t start securing calls and texts from mobile devices. Our governments need to be mobile and they need their conversations secure, or more importantly, BlackBerry Secure.