The company’s attempt at recovery has taken a new step as it announces a new acquisition.
Following closely on the heels of the news that BlackBerry has completed its restructuring phase – that is, they have finished the current wave of job cuts and executive hiring – there has now been an announcement that has revealed that the smartphone manufacturer has made another considerable acquisition.
This most recent acquisition was of a mobile security company called Secusmart GmbH.
BlackBerry is now preparing for the acquisition of Secusmart GmbH, which it has called a “leader in high-security voice and data encryption and anti-eavesdropping solutions” for enterprises, telecom service providers, and government organizations. This security firm has its largest headquarters in Germany, but it provides international services.
While Blackberry has announced the acquisition, it has pointed out that there are still regulatory approvals required.
According to the CEO of the company, John Chen, “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.”
He went on to add that by acquiring Secusmart, it places a larger spotlight onto the focus that the company has adopted on being able to address the rising costs associated with high levels of security, as well as with the threats that range all the way from national security, right down to the privacy of individuals.
Chen explained that by acquiring this mobile security company, it “bolsters our security solutions” by integrating them with the leading technologies in anti-eavesdropping as well as in data encryption. This, he said, will also extend the security leadership of his own company within “end-to-end mobile solutions.”
This is only the most recent technology news announcement that has come from BlackBerry over the last few weeks and months, as it has been steadily holding its position in the headlines with its considerable attempts to work its way back into not only survival, but also to relevance. There is still a long climb ahead for the company that had once been the massive leader within the mobile market.