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BlackBerry Buys German Voice Encryption Provider, Secusmart

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BlackBerry has announced that it is buying Secusmart, a provider of voice and data encryption and anti eavesdropping services.

Financial terms are not being disclosed.

"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 John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO, BlackBerry. "The acquisition of Secusmart underscores our focus on addressing growing security costs and threats ranging from individual privacy to national security."

BlackBerry and Secusmart have previously partnered to offer Secusmart's technology to customers that have the most demanding security needs.

Last year, the SecuSUITE for BlackBerry 10 solution was selected by Germany's Federal Office for Information Security for classified communications for the country's highest public officials. Through this collaboration, the two companies have provided Secusmart-equipped BlackBerry smartphones to a significant number of German government agencies and almost all German government ministries and leaders, including Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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