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article imageBlackBerry only brand that meets German government's security

By Milton Este     Jul 30, 2014 in Technology
Good news for BlackBerry as German Chancellor Angela Merkel presents a tap-proof BlackBerry that she wants more Germany’s Federal Ministry of the Interior officials to use.
BlackBerry is beefing up security once again with the latest acquisition of SecuSmart GmbH, a company specializing in encryption and anti-eavesdropping services for governments, companies and telecommunications service providers.
As CEO John Chen of BlackBerry wants to remain a competitor in the smartphone sector, his aim is to continue building on strong mobile device management abilities by beefing up its security and corporate app offerings.
He seems to be on the right track as Germany’s Federal Ministry of the Interior currently uses 3,000 encrypted BlackBerry's and this number is just consistently rising. Outfitted with the SecuSmart technology, BlackBerry's are much harder to eavesdrop upon.
What's so sepcial about the SecuSmart technology? Secusmart offers high-level voice and data encryption for governments, corporate and telecommunication service providers.
It is also rigged in the form of a special microSD card serving as an external storage unit making it impossible for hackers to get data off of. This microSD sells for about $2,000
Officials at NATO are also looking into acquiring these encrypted BlackBerrys. Secusmart’s SecuSUITE technology for the BlackBerry 10 platform recently obtained NATO’s approval for use by its officials, and last week they began the ordering process.
Although their volume is still small, NATO is huge organization. This could be a sign for other corporations to switch to encrypted BlackBerry's as well.
Competition is still tight as the Apple IBM partnership aims to develop enterprise apps for iPhone and iPad devices as well. Security wise, BlackBerry is still ahead in the lead.
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