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Jakarta Post

Blackberry eyes cyber security business in Indonesia

  • Farida Susanty

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, August 12 2017   /  01:50 am

Amid fierce competition from other tech giants such as Samsung and Apple, Canadian technology company Blackberry has set its sights on the cyber security sector in Indonesia, in addition to expanding the sales of its mobile handsets.

Blackberry CEO John Chen, who has helmed the company since 2013, said recently that Blackberry’s track record in managing cyber security for governments and enterprises would set it apart from other companies.

“I believe that the future is going to rely more on security, cyber security. I want to build a very strong enterprise [software] business that takes advantage of all the security know-how of Blackberry,” he said.

Chen continued to say that its competitors in enterprise software, like United States tech firm Microsoft, are not focused on security, but more on functionality.

The company also emphasized the cyber securi...