Jim Balsille Says: security is RIM’s “long suit”

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Echoing earlier statements made by his co-CEO, Jim Balsille also mentioned that while RIM is expanding its role in several areas of enterprise activity, “The most important thing in wireless data is security.” Calling security BlackBerry’s “long suit,” Balsille said that RIM’s focus on security is what has made them the darlings of government agencies like the NSA, adding “we’re very active in the military.” Balsille also criticized other wireless companies that have added security as an afterthought.