The Top 3 Reasons BlackBerry's Acquisition of Secusmart is a Very Smart Move

BlackBerry has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire German-based voice and data communications security vendor Secusmart. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, and the deal is subject to various customary approvals. Immediately the deal gives BlackBerry additional security capabilities rooted specifically in the ability to secure both mobile and landline phones against essentially all types of eavesdropping.

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About Tony Rizzo

Tony Rizzo joins Blue Hill Research following a 20 month stint heading up TMC's enterprise mobility and wearable technology coverage. Prior to TMC Tony spent several years within the mobile vendor community. Before his journey into the vendor community Tony spent five years as the Director of Mobile Research for research analyst firm The 451 Group, covering all aspects of enterprise mobility. There he lived through both the early and later stages of both consumer and enterprise mobility and the first stages of the BYOD enterprise mobility consumerization phenomenon following the release of the original iPhone. Tony has served as the Editor in Chief of Mobile Enterprise, Internet World, as the Editorial Director of an Ernst & Young Financial Services Web Advisory project, as the Editor in Chief of NetGuide (the first Internet magazine), as a founding editor and Editor of Network Computing Magazine, and as the founding Technical Editor of Microsoft Systems Journal. Prior to moving into tech journalism, research and analysis, Tony served as the Assistant Director for Information Technology at New York University's School of Continuing and Business Education, delivering extensive computer technology training programs.
Posted on July 30, 2014 by Tony Rizzo

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