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July 13, 2009

TraceSpan Unveils VDSL Phantom 3838

Helping law enforcement authorities intercept illicit messages, TraceSpan Communications, a provider of broadband analysis and monitoring solutions, has unveiled the VDSL Phantom 3838. According to the company, VDSL Phantom 3838 is a Lawful Interception (LI) monitoring solution.
LI is used by the law enforcement authorities for the purpose of analysis or evidence. Usually, such interception includes signaling or network management information. Also, the operator of public network infrastructure can undertake LI for infrastructure protection and cyber security purposes. Operators of private network infrastructures have an inherent right to maintain LI capabilities within their own networks.
VDSL Phantom provides many unique advantages to Law Enforcement Authorities (LEA) as it can easily record and store broadband digital information. As VDSL Phantom is a non intrusive program, Law Enforcement Authorities (LEA) can monitor information without being detected. VDSL Phantom can be installed at virtually any location (Central Office or street) to virtually monitor the data.
“Today's Law Enforcement Authorities need to be capable of monitoring one hundred percent of the traffic on any data line, whatever technology it uses," said Hanan Herzberg, TraceSpan's (News - Alert) founder and CEO. "We are proud to help them keep up with technology development and give them the capability to continue monitoring data lines as new communication technologies are put into service.”
VDSL Phantom follows DSL Phantom 3000, the company's field-proven monitoring solution for ADSL, ADSL2 and ADSL2Plus. With VDSL Phantom, all data including peer-to-peer communication can be intercepted even when it does not pass through the ISP server. A single law enforcement agent can easily deploy this solution, claims TraceSpan. The law enforcement agents can also garner solid evidence as the solution has a standard interface to monitoring systems.
In February last year, the company announced the new GPON Xpert Protocol Analyzer for G-PON (Gigabit-Passive Optical Network). The GPON Xpert passively records the communication between the OLT (Optical Line Termination) and ONTs (Optical Network Terminals) and analyzes it according to the G-PON Standard. GPON Xpert does not contain a G-PON protocol chipset and therefore it analyzes the data independently.

Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Tim Gray

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