RIM won't compromise on BlackBerry's security architecture news
17 September 2010

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) today said it would not compromise on the security architecture of the smart phone, even as the Indian home ministry said it expected RIM to offer a permanent solution to the government's security concerns within three to four months.

RIM said while it is in discussions with the governments in India, the UAE and other countries, it cannot compromise the security architecture of its enterprise solution.

The company said it is also in talks with service providers over the security issue. " I believe we have made good progress in those discussions," Jim Balsillie, Co-CEO of RIM said.

The Indian government, which last month threatened to ban BlackBerry mail services if the company failed to make provision for lawful interception of data by the government by September, is still in discussions with the phone maker.

Home secretary G K Pillai today said the government is looking for a permanent solution to the BlackBerry issue within three to four months.

"We want real-time access, I mean, when we want to," Pillai was quoted as saying in an interview yesterday. "They are working to a permanent solution in three to four months," he added.





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RIM won't compromise on BlackBerry's security architecture