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Openet Announces Lawful Network Surveillance Solution for Tier One Telecom Operators

December 4, 2006 - Openet

Dublin, Ireland and Reston, VA, 4th December, 2006; Openet, the leading provider of active mediation, charging and rating solutions, today announced the release of the company’s Lawful Network Surveillance solution to address regulatory and government-mandated compliance issues faced by Tier One operators across the globe. Built upon Openet’s best-in-class FusionWorks Mediation product, the Lawful Network Surveillance solution supports real-time network activity monitoring and investigative analysis of circuit-switched and packet-based voice and data communications services on high scale wireline, wireless, and cable networks.

“Upcoming mandates for network data retention have encouraged communication service providers to enhance their security and compliance capabilities,” said Michael Manzo, Vice President of Global Marketing at Openet. “Openet’s Lawful Network Surveillance solution, with comprehensive and flexible collection and correlation of converged network usage data, enables operators to address regulated and unregulated requirements for delivery of real-time call or session data to national security, intelligence and law enforcement agencies.”
 
The Openet Lawful Network Surveillance solution is fully configurable to support the requirements of individual service providers for collecting activity events from network equipment and correlating and retaining data for later forensics. The solution is in production today in service provider networks feeding data retention warehouses which hold billions of network activity events collected for compliance purposes.
 
Openet’s Lawful Network Surveillance solution enables operators to reduce deployment and management costs, assure regulatory compliance, and conform to regulatory and government agency requirements through the following capabilities:
 
    * Comprehensive collection and correlation of activity events for voice and data services on circuit and packet networks across all network elements and service delivery platforms within an operator’s network.
    * Real-time enrichment of network activity events from both internal and external information sources, allowing operators to augment activity events with information such as the user’s location or translate an Internet communications address to a telephone number.
    * Real-time correlation analytics to apply surveillance logic to network activity events to identify suspicious activity for targeted users.
    * Automatic operator identification when communications sessions are between two different service providers.
    * Secure delivery of information to data warehouse platforms for subpoena processing and network forensics.
 
The Openet Lawful Network Surveillance solution is built on Openet’s FusionWorks Mediation product to provide unparalleled performance, availability and scale in real-time network activity event collection, correlation and distribution in convergent network and service environments. FusionWorks Mediation is used today by more than 50 operators worldwide including four of the 11 largest operators in the world, and is used to process billions of transactions per day as part of solutions for Billing Mediation, Revenue Assurance and Lawful Network Surveillance.

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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