Media and Analysts Praise BlackBerry’s Moves to Extend Security Leadership


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It was a busy Tuesday at BlackBerry as the company made a series of security-themed announcements at the RSA Conference. First, we announced that BlackBerry has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire WatchDox, a leading data security company that provides the most secure content collaboration and enterprise file-sync-and-share (EFSS) solutions.

A significant acquisition was just the opening ante, however. Later in the day, BlackBerry also introduced the BlackBerry Center for High Assurance Computing Excellence (CHACE). According to BlackBerry’s Chief Security Officer Dave Kleidermacher, the Center is “BlackBerry’s initiative to build systems that are clear of security flaws. CHACE will extend our state-of-the-art competencies in vulnerability prevention and enable the application of high assurance security research to real-world products and services.”

And, that wasn’t all. BlackBerry also announced that its subsidiary Certicom will offer a new managed public key infrastructure certificate service for connected devices, unleashing…

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