RIM Wants 2 Years To Address Security Concerns

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) wants 2 years to find a solution to the security concerns raised by the Indian government and security agencies.

The Indian government and its security agencies have demanded access to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES), fearing that it could be used by terrorists to coordinate attacks on Indian soil.

According to a Reuters report, two Indian newspapers, The Economic Times and Mint, have cited various sources claiming to have insider information about a meeting held between RIM officials, the Indian government and security agencies on 29 December.

During the meeting, RIM said that it would take 18-24 months for the company to address the concerns. RIM offers its Blackberry Messenger and e-mail services to BlackBerry smartphone users on servers that are virtually inaccessible to third parties.

RIM has denied that the company is planning to allow the Indian government access its servers.

“RIM reaffirms that any suggestion that it is enabling, or planning to enable in any time frame, access to data transmitted through BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) is both false and technologically infeasible,” the company said in a statement.