WATERLOO, Ontario, June 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) and Bell (TSX,NYSE: BCE) today announced a new partnership to provide enhanced secure communications to business and government customers, strengthening their longstanding relationship to deliver leading-edge mobile security solutions to Canadian consumers and business customers.
BlackBerry becomes Bell's preferred Mobile Threat Defense (MTD) partner, enabling Canada's largest communications company to offer its enterprise customers access to BlackBerry Protect, the MTD solution that uses the power of artificial intelligence to block malware infections, prevent URL phishing attacks and provide application integrity checking.
"We could not be more delighted to partner with Bell, BlackBerry's preferred telecom partner for BlackBerry Protect in Canada and one of the country's most innovative companies," said John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO of BlackBerry. "Together, we will bring the next level of excellence in endpoint security to Canadian enterprise customers across the country."
"As organizations of all kinds enable remote work solutions for their teams during COVID-19, it is more important than ever to remain vigilant about security, including network and mobile device management," said Mirko Bibic, President and CEO of BCE and Bell Canada. "Bell is proud to be working with mobile security leader BlackBerry to expand the scale of our solutions for the country's largest organizations."
About Bell Canada's largest communications company with more than 22 million consumer and business connections, Bell provides advanced broadband wireless, TV, Internet and business communication services throughout the country. Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, out of home and digital media. To learn more, please visit Bell.ca or BCE.ca.
About BlackBerry BlackBerry (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) provides intelligent security software and services to enterprises and governments around the world. The company secures more than 500M endpoints including 150M cars on the road today. Based in Waterloo, Ontario, the company leverages AI and machine learning to deliver innovative solutions in the areas of cybersecurity, safety and data privacy solutions, and is a leader in the areas of endpoint security management, encryption, and embedded systems. BlackBerry's vision is clear - to secure a connected future you can trust.
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