Brief Overview

Blackberry is a mobile technology company supporting enterprise, messaging, devices, IoT and secure communications. Cylance provides Blackberry with significant cyber security capabilities.


220 University Avenue
E. Waterloo, Ontario
N2K 0A7


John Chen serves as Chairman and CEO of BlackBerry. He was previously Chairman and CEO of Sybase for fifteen years.


Founded in 1984, Blackberry is a Canadian firm that helped invent secure enterprise mobile device usage. The company trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Most of its present enterprise security capability has been obtained through strategic acquisitions of Certicom, Encription, Secusmart, Good Technologies, and Watchdox.

Key Acquisitions

Encription (2016) – Security Consulting
Good Technologies (2015) – Mobile Device Management
Fixmo (2014) – Mobile Security (acquired by Good)
Watchdox (2015) – Secure File Sharing
Secusmart (2014) – Voice Security
Cylance 2017

Key Competitors

Google, Apple

Products and Services

Blackberry’s suite of enterprise security-specific offerings - via Cylance - can be grouped as follows:

• Unified Endpoint Management
• Mobile Device Management
• Secure Enterprise File Sync and Share
• Mobile Application Management
• Secure Voice and Messaging
• Secure IoT

Blackberry also offers networked crisis communications through its AdHoc unit.