The Hague/Düsseldorf, 9 June 2015 – Following the solution being approved by the BSI for the NATO Restricted security classification, the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency) is continuing its evaluation process of the SecuVOICE for BlackBerry 10 solution for potential use for NATO mobile voice and text communication. The evaluation includes equipping a select group of NATO and NCI Agency employees with the solution. The Blackberry OS 10 platform was approved by the NCI Agency for the NATO Restricted security classification back in October 2013. This approval also covers communication by email.
“We are delighted about the speed with which the decision was made to put SecuVOICE for BlackBerry 10 into practical use. More than anything, this highlights the urgent need for effective protection to ensure secure mobile communication. We see the use of our technology by NATO as a further milestone and a sign of the high level of trust being placed in our solution,” summarises Dr. Hans-Christoph Quelle, the CEO of Secusmart GmbH, a BlackBerry subsidiary. The Düsseldorf-based company is the leading supplier of anti-eavesdropping and data protection solutions in the field of mobile communication in Germany and has, among other clients, been providing German government agencies with highly secure anti-eavesdropping protection since 2009.
Secusmart GmbH (), a subsidiary of BlackBerry® (BlackBerry – NASDAQ: BBRY, TSX:BB), is a leading expert in the development and implementation of comprehensive solutions for protecting businesses and governments from electronic eavesdropping. The Düsseldorf-based company’s latest innovation is the high-security SecuTABLET, which has been created with IBM and Samsung for use by national and international government agencies and companies. The anti-eavesdropping app Vodafone Secure Call ensures secure mobile voice calls can be made regardless of the platform and device being used. Since the start of 2015, the solution developed by Secusmart for securing communications has been sold to German business customers by Vodafone Germany, the system’s first marketing and distribution partner. With its SecuSUITE for BlackBerry 10 high-security solution, Secusmart also protects the mobile communications of German and foreign governments as well as agencies and organisations responsible for providing emergency services.