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Mon Jun 17, 2013, 05:01 PM


You know how the NSA actually gets the "content" of a phone call when under warrant? [View all]

Today our new term to learn is "Safe Harbor"

Most all companies outsource the connectivity to LEA (law enforcement agencies) to a trusted third party. Usually an MPLS VPN is established using a couple 10M or 100M circuits to the company you contract with, the trusted third party.

You can either let them directly handle the warrants and implement the tap by giving them access to your switches, OR, you have your own personnel with the proper clearance to implement the "tap" and direct the traffic over that MPLS VPN back to the trusted third party, who then send the traffic to various LEA. These companies already have the data connectivity back to places like Quantico. Google Quantico if you haven't heard that term before.

Here are two companies who do this for a living-

West Central Support

West Central Support Offers a Complete CALEA Solutions Package
West Central support provides Procera Networks PacketLogic platform, a cost effective, complete, and scalable solution that seamlessly integrates into the service provider's existing network, without the need to upgrade any network element in the network infrastructure fabric. Procera's unique value proposition is that in addition to being able to handle the Interception and Delivery of content as sanctioned by the FCC CALEA regulations, the solution also delivers the most accurate, policy-based traffic management capabilities for Broadband Service Providers (BSPs).

In addition to providing Procera Networks' PacketLogic platform as a viable CALEA solution, West Central Support provides Trusted Third Party (TTP) CALEA services. We will analyze your network to identify the optimal location for the Packet Logic platform and assist in the set up, installation, and testing of the equipment. As the TTP, West Central Support will receive the intercept request from the ISP and appropriately configure the rules in PacketLogic to meet the specifics of the intercept request as well as facilitate information delivery to the LEA and handle the appropriate paperwork and filings.

At Subsentio, Safe Harbor is not just a provision within the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (CALEA), it is our business philosophy. Our mission is to provide a safe environment for service providers, their subscribers and law enforcement should a need for electronic surveillance arise. This level of trust to provide a Safe Harbor in an industry that is turbulent at best can only be delivered by personnel with decades of experience — expertise that is unmatched within this small, but vitally important, niche of telecommunications. For Subsentio, providing Safe Harbor is not a job, it is our passion.

Based in Centennial, Colorado, Subsentio’s surveillance technology connects telecommunication service providers with Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement monitoring centers to comply with lawfully authorized electronic surveillance (LAES) court orders. From national carriers to ultra-small rural providers, Subsentio is responsible for millions of subscribers with a wide range of communication services. These services are often complex, multi-vendor environments encompassing differing phases of technological approaches that require our expertise to properly perform a lawful intercept.

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