The KEYW Holding Corporation, through its subsidiary Sensage, Inc., announced its expansion in the commercial European market through a partnership with Proact, a provider in storage, archiving and securing information.
According to the agreement, Proact and Sensage are providing an integrated, secure, scalable data collection and retention system to address the new Swedish Data Retention Directive.
"With the recent adoption of the Data Retention Directive, which directly impacts Swedish telecommunications operators and Internet Service Providers, organizations are seeking out solutions and partners to simplify both regulatory compliance and efficient performance of storage and investigation activities," stated Lena Eskilsson, regional manager at Proact Sweden.
"By leveraging Sensage's patented event data warehouse technology, we can deliver turnkey solutions on premise or hosted to get customers up and running quickly and affordably. Our goal is to provide customers with the ability to conduct investigations within hours and days as opposed to weeks and months and avoid business disruptions caused by perceived or actual delays in accommodating law enforcement entities," Eskilsson added.
Based on the directive 2006/24/EC of the European Parliament and Council in Sweden, telephone operators and Internet service providers are required to store citizens' telecommunications data, like telephone, messaging and Internet use, for six months, creating complexities and costs for Internet service providers and telecommunications organizations that must store and analyze massive amounts of data.
Proact is offering customers a solution to streamline their ability to respond to threats. Reports and dashboards, with a standard querying capability and an OBDB/JDBC interface to any third party business intelligence tool, Sensage helps Proact support customers' analytics and investigation requirements. Sensage offers these capabilities to the large telecommunications providers in Europe and Africa.
Proact and Sensages’ joint customer, a Swedish telecommunications firm, can now comply with the new directive and consolidate log information from systems and formats. The Swedish carrier now stores pertinent information, including security event log data from various sources, in a central system.
Also, Sensage has collector and reporting capabilities to increase compliance with the ETSI (News - Alert) 102 657 standard, for telecommunications and Internet service providers to retain telephone, Internet access and messaging service transaction records for a period of time between six months and two years, and deliver data upon authorized inquiry.
"We are pleased to take the knowledge we have established in assisting Telcos in other countries in the European Union and bring that to Sweden through Proact," stated Joe Gottlieb, VP of KEYW's Global Security Solutions Sector.
"In addition to extending Sensage's European footprint, this partnership with Proact allows both companies to simplify data management and analysis for telecommunications providers, making new compliance activities easier, faster and less costly," Gottlieb continues.
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