UPDATE 1-RIM says India tool only for consumer services access

* Says NDAS tool cannot gain access to enterprise data

* Says no change to security model of enterprise server

* RIM clarifies after newspaper report
(Recasts with RIM statement)

NEW DELHI, Dec 30 (BestGrowthStock) – BlackBerry-maker Research In
Motion (RIM.TO: ) said on Thursday the network data analysis
system (NDAS) was a tool to gain lawful access only to its
consumer services including BlackBerry Messenger, and does not
enable access to highly secure corporate emails on its devices.

RIM, in a statement, reiterated that there would be no
change to its security model for corporate emails, clarifying
after the Economic Times newspaper earlier reported RIM had
offered to install the tool at its premises in India to help
tap data.

RIM has said it is cooperating with the Indian government
and is enabling mobile carriers to lawfully access data on
BlackBerry Messenger.

India had threatened to shut off BlackBerry Messenger and
corporate email services unless it gains access to them, in a
campaign driven by fears that unmonitored communication puts
the country’s security at risk.

RIM averted a ban earlier this year, and the Indian
government said in late October that RIM had set up an interim
arrangement for lawful interception of BlackBerry Messenger
services and assured a final solution by the end of January
2011.

Indian government officials have said discussions are still
on with the company on corporate email access. But no easy fix
is seen as BlackBerry’s reputation is built on its system
security and a compromise under pressure from governments could
damage the device’s popularity with business professionals and
politicians.

RIM said it was “technologically infeasible” to enable
access to corporate email through an NDAS.

The company has earlier said it is confident that India’s
security concerns could be resolved to their mutual
satisfaction and has consistent global standards for lawful
access, which do not include special deals for specific
countries.

RIM uses powerful codes to scramble, or encrypt, email
messages as they travel between a BlackBerry device and a
computer known as a BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

The company has said it does not have a master key to
decode these emails and only the sponsoring business or
organisation has the technical capability to grant access to
encrypted enterprise email. [ID:nN12132220]
(Reporting by Devidutta Tripathy; Editing by Aradhana
Aravindan)

UPDATE 1-RIM says India tool only for consumer services access