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  • RIM offers interception solution using Cloud Computing

    Published on January 4, 2011

    With the approaching deadline to offer complete solution for monitoring of its contents by 31st January, 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 31st January, 2011.

    The company has said that this was the understanding that they were to put in place the system by 31st January.

    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.

    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.

    Last year, RIM had assured the Government that it would provide a final solution for lawful interception of BlackBerry Messenger services by January next year. The project is likely to be completed by the end of January 2011.