BlackBerry Ltd has signed a multiyear agreement with Shared Services Canada to provide secure and reliable IT services for the Canadian government.
According to BlackBerry Executive Chairman and CEO John Chen, the deal will expand the company’s existing collaboration with Canada. The organization has served as the federal government’s trusted technology partner for nearly four decades.
The contract will deliver innovative technologies to support Canada’s mission of safeguarding its national security, the CEO added.
Under the agreement, BlackBerry will provide a customized cloud service to the federal government, which will continue using the company’s advanced IT products and services.
Particularly, Canada will expand the deployment of BlackBerry UEM, BlackBerry UEM Dark Site and BlackBerry SecuSUITE across government departments and agencies to ensure their smooth and secure operations.
Neelam Sandhu, chief elite customer success officer at BlackBerry, said the company’s modern capabilities, including its artificial intelligence-enabled cybersecurity software and sustainability strategy, are configured to support Canada’s technology strategies.
The expanded agreement with BlackBerry aligns with Ottawa’s climate plan of transitioning to clean energy and achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.