Shared Services Canada

Shared Services Canada selects BlackBerry for secure productivity and communications needs

SSC delivers digital services to Government of Canada organizations

Shared Services Canada (SSC) has selected BlackBerry for their secure productivity and secure communications needs.  The Government of Canada also relies on BlackBerry for critical event management. and is recognised by the Government as a benchmark for trusted technology,

SSC signed a multi-year agreement giving public servants across the Government of Canada access to BlackBerry Spark unified endpoint management (UEM) and BlackBerry SecuSUITE

Spark is a productivity and communications tool that an organization can use to communicate with employees, encrypt data on work devices, as well as securely manage work devices. SecuSUITE allows for encrypted voice calls and text messages to be sent across an organization’s devices.

Both products can be used on employees’ personal devices, too, something BlackBerry is touting as a good fit for the work-from-home transition accelerated by the pandemic.

SSC delivers digital services to Government of Canada organizations, providing modern, secure and reliable IT services so federal organizations can deliver digital programs and services that meet Canadians needs.

“BlackBerry and the Government of Canada have been trusted partners for over thirty years,” said John Chen, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BlackBerry.  

“We are delighted to expand our contributions to the Government of Canada’s agenda and deliver digital services that better serve Canadians. 

Shared Services Canada plays a critical role in Canada’s digital transformation strategy and we are very pleased to be their partner.”

BlackBerry Spark UEM layers on endpoint management and policy control for devices and apps. It has a single management console and end-to-end security – crucial needs for today’s remote workers, especially those handling sensitive data.

SecuSuite provides encrypted voice calls and messaging for enterprises and governments.

“This contract consolidates and replaces multiple expiring contracts for the management of smart devices within the Government of Canada. Blackberry Spark and SECUsuite will be used as the Mobile Device Management solution for smartphones and provide additional security features for departments managed by SSC,” a spokesperson for the SSC said.

“Previously, SSC was using Blackberry Unified Endpoint Manager (UEM) for the delivery of these. Blackberry was chosen in order to maintain the operational continuity. This agreement was not driven from the recent budget.”

The value and period of the contract were not disclosed.

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