RIM offers interception solution using Cloud Computing

BlackBerry has over one million subscribers in India, which is one of the fastest growing markets in the world in terms of new subscriber additions.   | Photo Credit: Ajit Solanki

With the approaching deadline to offer complete solution for monitoring of its contents by January 31, BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) has offered lawful interception in its security architecture through Cloud Computing from Indian operators.

Cloud Computing is Internet—based service, whereby shared servers provide software and data to computers and other devices on demand.

RIM infrastructure is ready to receive and process through the cloud computing—based system, lawfully intercepted BlackBerry Messenger data from Indian service providers, the Canada—based firm said in a letter to the government.

Earlier, RIM had assured the Government that they will provide the ‘final solution’ for the lawful interception of BlackBerry Messenger services by January 31, 2011.

According to sources in the know, the Ministry of Home Affairs has asked the Intelligence Bureau (IB) to validate the technology (cloud computing) being offered by RIM.

With regard to Blackberry’s Enterprise mail service, however, it had asserted that the company had no ability to provide customers’ encryption keys.

The Canada—based company made it clear that its security systems are still cutting edge by saying, “RIM maintains a consistent global standard for lawful access requirements that does not include special deals for specific countries.

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