Kyle Bean for Fortune
By Benjamin Snyder
July 29, 2014

BlackBerry said Tuesday it will acquire Secusmart GmbH, a company that specializes in high-security voice and data encryption services. The company primarily provides anti-eavesdropping technology for governmental organizations in Germany and around the world.

Specific terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

The addition of Secusmart’s software is expected to be a core piece of BlackBerry’s (BBRY) appeal to high-profile officials and agencies going forward.

BlackBerry, which calls itself the phone of choice for government agencies globally, says it has “more security certifications than any other vendor” in the industry. The partnership with Secusmart reinforces that idea.

“We are always improving our security solutions to keep up with the growing complexity of enterprise mobility,” said John Chen, the BlackBerry CEO, in a statement.

BlackBerry and Secusmart have been partners since 2009. The move means that the phone company is showing signs of life after struggling over the last few years against its smartphone competitors, including Apple and Samsung.

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