New SecuSUITE for Enterprise app protects businesses from electronic eavesdropping
BlackBerry enabling highly secure mobile voice and text messaging communications as an easy to use service for enterprises of any size
Düsseldorf, 13th November 2015 – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB), a global leader in secure mobile communications, today announced the new voice encryption solution SecuSUITE for Enterprise that protects mobile calls with a maximum level of security and is a multi-OS offering to be used on iOS, Android™ and BlackBerry® 10 operating systems. The VoIP, software-based, cloud-hosted solution will be available through an annual licence and the monthly costs per user are low. The app will be available later this month for Android, BlackBerry 10 and iOS smartphones.
By using SecuSUITE for Enterprise, company employees will be able to conduct secure conversations worldwide and, if required, over a Wi-Fi connection only, and will also be able to send encrypted text messages of any length. Voice and text messages are encrypted with 128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) on the individual device level, meaning that even when, for example, the other party cannot be reached, the message is stored on the receiver´s smartphone and only sent to the recipient when they are available. SecuSUITE for Enterprise comes with a user-friendly, cloud-based admin portal that enables administrators to enroll or deactivate users and adjust settings. Companies do not need to set up additional IT infrastructure to use the app to secure their communications.
When developing SecuSUITE for Enterprise, Secusmart adapted technology that was originally created to overcome difficult security challenges faced by governments. Today, more than 15 governments have placed their trust in Secusmart’s security solutions using the current SecuSUITE® for BlackBerry® 10 solution.
Dr Hans-Christoph Quelle, CEO of Secusmart, said: “With SecuSUITE for Enterprise, we are adding a user-friendly and completely independent solution to our portfolio. Thanks to the globally secure BlackBerry infrastructure, governments – and now, companies – around the world can protect themselves from the threat of corporate espionage using flexible and extremely effective encryption technology ‘Made in Germany’.”
With the release of the SecuSUITE for Enterprise solution offering, the current SecuSUITE for BlackBerry 10 solution will be referred to as SecuSUITE® for Government moving forward to affirm our commitment to the needs of priority government and enterprise segments.
SecuSUITE for Enterprise at a glance
- App-based VoIP solution enabling end-to-end encrypted telephone calls
- Available to all business customers, from small and medium-sized enterprises to large corporations
- Supported operating systems: iOS, Android and BlackBerry 10
- High-security encryption using the 128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)
- The temporary encryption key is generated on the device and deleted immediately after the telephone call, providing added security each time
Secusmart GmbH (www.secusmart.com), a subsidiary of BlackBerry® (BlackBerry – NASDAQ: BBRY, TSX: BB), is one of the world’s leading experts in the development and implementation of comprehensive solutions for protecting businesses and public authorities from electronic eavesdropping. Using its SecuSUITE for Enterprise security solution, the Düsseldorf-based company enables businesses to make secure mobile calls and send encrypted text messages regardless of the platform and device being used. Since the start of 2015, Vodafone Secure Call, one of the corporate solutions developed by Secusmart to protect voice communications, has been supplied to German business customers by Vodafone Germany, the system’s first marketing and distribution partner. With its SecuSUITE for Government high-security solution, Secusmart also protects the communications of governments outside of Germany as well as agencies and organisations responsible for providing emergency services. The trusted and well-established SecuSUITE for BlackBerry 10 continues to be responsible for securing the mobile communications of German government ministries and agencies.
BlackBerry is securing a connected world, delivering innovative solutions across the entire mobile ecosystem and beyond. We secure the world’s most sensitive data across all end points – from cars to smartphones – making the mobile-first enterprise vision a reality. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates offices in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America. The company trades under the ticker symbols “BB” on the Toronto Stock Exchange and “BBRY” on the NASDAQ. For more information, visit www.BlackBerry.com.
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