Blackberry Ltd. announced Tuesday that it is buying Secusmart GmbH, a German company that specializes in communications security and encryption. The companies had an existing partnership, providing smartphones to governments and large businesses featuring Secusmart technology that provides separate disk space for encrypted communications and storage. On Monday, a spokesperson for Germany’s interior ministry told the National Post that Blackberry devices were the only ones that meet their government’s standards for security. "We are always improving our security solutions to keep up with the growing complexity of enterprise mobility," Chen said in the Tuesday release. “This acquisition bolsters our security solutions with leading voice and data encryption and anti-eavesdropping technologies, and furthers BlackBerry’s security leadership in end-to-end mobile solutions.” On Tuesday, Ford Motor Co. said it was dropping Blackberry for corporate use, opting instead for Apple Inc.'s iPhone.