BlackBerry has upgraded its SecuSUITE for Government solution to better protect enterprises and government agencies that are still trying to navigate a remote work environment. To that end, the company has revealed that SecuSUITE now offers full end-to-end encryption for group phone calls and instant messaging services.
In making the announcement, BlackBerry noted that many organizations started using group calls to maintain their businesses once employees started working from home. The problem is that many of those platforms are not terribly secure, and give cybercriminals the opportunity to eavesdrop on calls to gather sensitive government and corporate information.
The updated SecuSUITE closes those security gaps. It prevents eavesdropping in addition to data harvesting and identity spoofing, and allows organizations to discuss important matters over the phone without needing to worry that the call could be intercepted.
As it stands, BlackBerry is already providing SecuSUITE services for 18 governments all over the world. The platform has Common Criteria certification, and can be used for conversations all the way up to the Top Secret clearance level.
“We are delighted to now offer secure group calling in a system that is certified by NIAP and NSA CSfC,” said BlackBerry Secure Communications VP David Wiseman. “This is a huge advantage for governments and organizations that are distributed internationally and require Top Secret-grade encryption for their communications.”
“The new features enable CACI to deliver new capability to the SteelBox cloud service,” added CACI International SVP Kerry Leo. “The group calling is already being used today by U.S. federal civilian, Department of Defense, and Intelligence Community customers to communicate securely with groups of users on an encrypted call from anywhere across the globe.”
The SecuSUITE solution offers support for both Android and iOS devices. BlackBerry itself recently updated its Unified Endpoint Manager solution to better support Microsoft 365, and bolstered its AtHoc Emergency Mass Notification System with AWS GovCloud utility.