SOURCE: Openet

May 29, 2007 09:00 ET

Openet and ETI Connect Launch Integrated Solution for Efficient Compliance With Data Retention Regulations

Integrated Solution Enables Service Providers to Cost-Effectively Capture, Store, Process and Handover Transactional Information

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwire - May 29, 2007) - Openet, a provider of Transactional Intelligence solutions for the world's largest and most innovative service providers, and ETI Connect, a provider of Lawful Intercept compliance systems to leading service providers worldwide, today announce the availability of a new data retention solution. The joint solution is designed to meet the compliance needs of providers for obtaining, storing and reporting transactional information to meet data retention legislation and may be further extended to also include regulatory lawful intercept requirements.

The joint solution combines Openet's network intelligence expertise with ETI Connect's proven lawful intercept compliance systems, to enable an integrated solution that fully complies with laws regulating the retention and delivery of historical data to law enforcement agencies. The compliance requirements mandate that service providers collect and mediate multiple and disparate sources of transactional data, and deliver it to the proper organization at a moment's notice -- while continuing to run business as usual for their customers.

"Service providers today face a significant challenge in meeting the data retention regulations," said Michael Manzo, Chief Marketing Officer of Openet. "While this is a required capability that does not generate revenue, it shouldn't cut into profits. The integrated solution from Openet and ETI Connect facilitates this while allowing service providers to focus on innovating and managing profitable transactions."

The Openet and ETI Connect Data Retention Solution helps service providers with four distinct capabilities that provide the power to collect, correlate, process and distribute network activity captured in real time from any service delivery platform. They are:

--  Interception, collection and correlation of circuit and package switch
    data for rapid response to government requests;
--  Mediation and enrichment of data for cost-effective retention of only
    the most crucial information to provide storage and analysis overload;
--  Warrant execution and identity management, to ensure that warrants are
    executed fully and within the limits of the law;
--  And, secure reporting and handover of authorized, retained data to law
    enforcement agencies.
    

"Openet's network intelligence solutions flawlessly complement ETI Connect's advanced management and provisioning capabilities and established lawful intercept compliance systems," said Chris MacFarlane, Managing Director of ETI Connect. "These technologies are the perfect marriage of data gathering, processing and handover, and will enable our joint customers to quickly and accurately provide the right information to aid law enforcement while maintaining superior customer service."

For more information on the Openet and ETI Connect Data Retention Solution, please visit www.openet.com or www.eticonnect.com.

About ETI Connect

ETI Connect is a global provider of lawful intercept compliance systems, which enable reliable, efficient and lawful monitoring on all types of communication. ETI Connect is the commercial division of the ETI Group -- an international group of innovative companies with worldwide leadership within development and production of advanced analysis and efficient monitoring solutions for all types of data and telecommunication networks. ETI Connect solutions ensure Communication Service Providers (CSPs) can fulfill their legal obligation for constantly changing requirements for LI. For more information, visit www.eticonnect.net.

About Openet

Openet is a leading worldwide provider of event processing and transaction management solutions. The Transactional Intelligence of the company's solutions extracts increased value from diverse service provider networks, enabling rapid introduction of new services and reliable, cost-effective management of existing services. Openet is focused on delivering best-in-class network edge solutions and specialized engagement processes that create business value from network activity. A global company, Openet's implementations include long-running engagements with the world's leading service providers such as British Telecom, Orange, AT&T and Verizon Wireless. For more information, visit www.openet.com.

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