Blackberry Ltd.\u00a0will now be able to provide its mobile device cybersecurity technology to the United States government. The company said in a\u00a0Thursday\u00a0release that its multi-platform encryption technology, known as SecuSuite and also available to the Canadian government, will be available to the U.S. government to encrypt voice calls and text messages and safeguard those conversations against electronic eavesdropping. It has received support from the National Security Agency\u2019s (NSA) National Information Assurance Partnership to sell the service. \u201cCall tapping is happening at an alarming rate,\u201d Alex Thurber, senior vice-president and general manager of BlackBerry mobility solutions, said in the release. \u201cIn today's connected world, restricting agency employees to only exchange classified information from the desk phone is no longer a viable option, but it could be the new reality if governments don't start securing calls and texts from mobile devices.\u201d The service will work on all networks and supports\u00a0Apple Inc.\u2019s iOS and\u00a0Alphabet Inc.\u2019s Android operating systems and will work on BlackBerry 10 smartphones and tablets, the release noted. The company said more than 20 governments around the world use its SecuSuite service. In 2014, the company\u00a0bought\u00a0Secusmart GmbH, a German company specializing in communications security and encryption. The following year, it\u00a0released\u00a0a highly secure tablet intended for public sector use. Last year,\u00a0Facebook Inc.\u2019s WhatsApp\u00a0encrypted\u00a0all messages on its messaging platform.