NATO Authorizes BlackBerry SecuSUITE for Secure NATO Global Communications

NCI Agency Assessment Grants High-Level Security Certification to BlackBerry SecuSUITE

BRUSSELS, October 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) today announced that the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency) granted a security clearance to BlackBerry’s SecuSUITE® for the government for worldwide use in official NATO secure communications.

The NCI agency supports communications and work between NATO member countries. The classified nature of the information handled by the NATO network means that it is essential that all communications remain secure, combating efforts to wiretap conversations. NCI has awarded the SecuSUITE Security Accreditation for High Level Secure Communications, allowing the NATO Global Network to extend SecuSUITE as the solution of choice for performing secure voice and messaging communications.

“Security is imperative in times of peace and conflict, and we must be sure that calls and messages sent within the NATO alliance remain completely confidential at all times. This is especially true for secure communications , where our cyber defense strategy is of particular importance. BlackBerry SecuSUITE enables our teams to use their smartphones for secure and encrypted contact inside and outside the network, regardless of their location,” said Jean-Paul MassartHead of NATO Digital Workplace at NCI Agency.

SecuSUITE cross-platform technology protects against eavesdropping threats to the national security communications of global governments and the sensitive business communications of corporate executives. End-to-end encryption of voice calls and text messages secures individual calls, group calls and messaging on international networks. SecuSUITE also ensures that calls from foreign networks to any standard mobile phone or VoIP are also protected.

“Recent world events have underscored the importance of watertight communications security. Information in the wrong hands can be dynamite and the NATO alliance is acutely aware of the importance of securing its communications flows. mobile to protect its people and operations. Receiving NATO accreditation underscores NATO’s confidence in our technology and we are honored to continue to support the work of the organization,” said Christopher ErdmannSVP Secusmart at BlackBerry.

SecuSUITE has a history of Common Criteria certifications based on the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) Security Protection Profiles and continues to be available under the US Commercial Solutions list for classified components.

BlackBerry Secusmart will present SecuSUITE at NATO Edge 2022from October 25 to 27, at the Lotto Expo in Mons, Belgium.

More information about BlackBerry SecuSUITE is available here.

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