Legally approved surveillance of telecom services

Lawful Interception (LI) is the legally approved surveillance of telecommunication services, and it has become an important tool for law enforcement agencies (LEAs) for investigating and prosecuting criminal activities and terrorism.

Most countries have passed laws that require telecommunication service providers to support LEAs with duly authorised requests to identify, monitor, and deliver all of the electronic communication of specified individuals and groups. In addition there are national regulatory authorities and international standardisation bodies that together define the technical framework for lawful interception.

>>> Lawful Interception

SSI and its partners have been in the business of lawful interception since 1994 and have installed LI Management Systems in more than forty countries around the world. As an active supporter of the ETSI LI group, SSI team members and its partners have participated in developing technical standards and compliance tests. SSI provides a Lawful Interception Management System as a comprehensive solution that provides state-of-the-art surveillance capabilities for fixed and mobile communication networks and for various communication services, including traditional circuit-switched voice, and Internet-based services like e-mail and VoIP.

>>> Monitoring Centre (MC)

When it comes to fighting crime and thwarting terrorist attacks, law enforcement and government security agencies need the right tools to get results Therefore, state-of-the-art monitoring centre solutions are an absolute ‘must’ for lawful interception (LI).

By monitoring the communications of specific groups or individuals, law enforcement agencies (LEAs) can discover hidden patterns and criminal structures, anticipate and prevent crimes, and collect hard and fast evidence for prosecution.

The MC has been specifically developed to service the complex needs of law enforcement agencies worldwide. It is completely user-friendly in that it offers a unified view of all intercepted data, regardless of their source. No matter what kind of data or from whichever sort of network, the Monitoring Centre presents them in a standardised way because its unique architecture can concurrently handle all technologies and vendors. It is both, flexible and scalable and performs the tasks of monitoring in an auditable, secure, reliable and verifiable manner, according to ETSI LI standards.

The SSI provided MC is deployed all over the world. So far more than 90 solutions have been installed in over 60 countries.