BlackBerry Limited, listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, provides intelligent security software and services to corporates, enterprises and government across the world.
The company, earlier famous for its smartphone brand, now deals in endpoint security management, embedded system and encryption tools.
Founded in 1984, BlackBerry is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario.
BlackBerry’s stocks also trade under the ticker ‘BB’ on the New York Stock Exchange.
BlackBerry provides software solutions for continuous authentication, endpoint detection and response to enterprises, regulated industries, financial services and government.
The company has nearly various lease properties in different locations, including Ontario, Canada; California, the United States; and Berkshire, United Kingdom.
The products are broadly grouped into three platforms: BlackBerry IoT Solutions, BlackBerry Spark, and BlackBerry IP Licensing.
It offers the following services under different brands:
• Unified endpoint security solutions: BlackBerry Protect, BlackBerry Optics, BlackBerry Persona, BlackBerry Guard
• Unified Endpoint Management: BlackBerry UEM, Dynamic Apps and Platforms, Workspaces
• Critical event management solutions: BlackBerry AtHoc
• Embedded Systems: BlackBerry QNX and Certicom
• Automotive: QNX Platform for instrumental clusters
• Asset tracking: BlackBerry Radar
• Secure communications: SecuSUITE
• Consumer products: smartphones and antivirus
BlackBerry caters to different sectors such as financial services, healthcare, professional services, education, consumer retail, transportation, utilities and manufacturing, etc.
By May 2021, the software company reportedly secured over 500 million endpoints, and its Blackberry QNX software is embedded in 175 million vehicles worldwide.
The company has five wholly-owned subsidiaries:
• QNX Software Systems Limited
• BlackBerry UK Limited
• Cylance Inc
• BlackBerry Corporation
• Good Technology Corporation
Recently, Blackberry Limited and the University of Waterloo declared a multi-million-dollar partnership agreement for five years to focus on research-powered innovation programs in Canada.
The company claims to be recognized by Frost & Sullivan as an innovator in the healthcare cybersecurity market.
Canada-based University Health Network (UHN) will reportedly deploy BlackBerry Spark® to secure its entire network and protect personal data against cybersecurity threats.
In 2021, the software firm was among Canada’s Greenest Employers list.