SOURCE: Subsentio

May 14, 2013 12:02 ET

Subsentio Launches New LTE Option for Compliance With Electronic Surveillance Laws

Probe Approach Gives LTE Service Providers and Switch Manufacturers Low Cost, Easy-to-Deploy Alternative to Current Surveillance Systems

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - May 14, 2013) - Subsentio, the leading provider of trusted third party solutions for lawful intercept, today announced Safe Harbor Probe™ for LTE, providing mobile operators and switch manufacturers with a new, cost-effective solution ensuring compliance with electronic surveillance laws at a fraction of the cost of investing in current interception gateways and mediation systems.

Subsentio has integrated and tested the Safe Harbor Probe™ with Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson based LTE core networks. A single Safe Harbor Probe™ monitors the traffic on certain LTE interfaces and does not require additional investment in electronic surveillance hardware and software -- producing a significant savings. Mobile operators offering LTE can use one Safe Harbor Probe™ to meet all requirements for lawful intercept and benefit from a state-of-the-art option that ensures rapid deployment, low cost, "five 9s" reliability, and full indemnity against legal risks.

"Subsentio's successful integration of the Safe Harbor Probe™ with Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson core networks represents an important 'first' in LTE -- a new era where mobile operators and switch manufacturers can integrate existing equipment with the market-leading lawful intercept device for far less than the cost of using a network hardware solution," said Steve Bock, Subsentio President. "Subsentio is moving aggressively to test the Safe Harbor Probe™ with other network equipment manufacturers, and will announce further LTE integrations later in 2013."

"Until now, to ensure compliance with the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA), LTE providers needed to purchase and operate a relatively expensive interception gateway or mediation system," said Dr. Glen Myers, Subsentio Chief Technology Officer. "Now mobile operators have a better choice for LTE -- the Safe Harbor Probe™, fully tested by the FBI CALEA Implementation Unit, and readily available to integrate with network hardware."

About the Safe Harbor Probe
Rather than attempting to extract intercept information from the various pieces of networking equipment within the LTE core, the Safe Harbor Probe™ gets its information by watching the network interfaces between the pieces of networking equipment. The Probe can be provisioned to intercept based on subscriber phone number, subscriber identity, user-equipment identity, and IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.

Features include optional buffering, a built-in virtual private network endpoint, and the delivery of "pen register" intercepts in addition to full content (e.g., Title III) intercepts. As LTE networks add Voice over LTE (VoLTE), the Probe will be able to handle that, as well. The Probe is backed by Subsentio's Safe Harbor Certification program, which provides strict adherence to industry standards, delivers expert installation, testing and maintenance, and ensures secure transmission of court order-specified information only, guaranteeing performance that fully indemnifies the carrier.

About Subsentio
Subsentio, Inc. www.subsentio.com is trusted by communications service providers and law enforcement agencies to perform court ordered lawful electronic surveillance. Based in Centennial, CO the company has national, regional and rural service provider clients.

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