BlackBerry and Secusmart, a BlackBerry subsidiary, have released a new enterprise voice encryption solution they have called SecuSUITE.

The application allows company employees to conduct secure conversations worldwide and, if required, over a Wi-Fi connection only, and will also be able to send encrypted text messages of any length, according to BlackBerry.

 Voice and text messages are encrypted with 128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) on the individual device level, meaning that even when, for example, the other party cannot be reached, the message is stored on the receiver´s smartphone and only sent to the recipient when they are available.

The app can be used on iOS, Andriod AND BlackBerry operating systems.  The VoIP, software-based, cloud-hosted solution will be available through an annual licence later this month, said BlackBerry, at a low monthly cost.

SecuSUITE for Enterprise comes with a user-friendly, cloud-based admin portal that enables administrators to enroll or deactivate users and adjust settings. Companies do not need to set up additional IT infrastructure to use the app to secure their communications

“With SecuSUITE for Enterprise, we are adding a user-friendly and completely independent solution to our portfolio. Thanks to the globally secure BlackBerry infrastructure, governments – and now, companies – around the world can protect themselves from the threat of corporate espionage using flexible and extremely effective encryption technology ‘Made in Germany’,” said Dr Hans-Christoph Quelle, CEO of Secusmart.