Are Lawful Intercept Requests Keeping You Up at Night?

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It’s a familiar scenario that every service provider is likely to face: legal authorities request IP usage records and information about the subscribers associated with those IPs to fulfil lawful intercept or copyright infringement violations. Given the sensitive nature of these requests, it is vital that the information you provide is completely accurate. Can you make that guarantee?

A centralized repository that maintains information on all the leases across your network provides an easy way to process and respond to these types of requests accurately and quickly.

The request may be for usage history at a particular point in time or a track record over a specified period.

To accommodate these requests, providers must maintain their IP and subscriber information for at least a period of time defined by their local laws. In the case of cable operators, this means mapping an IP address to the cable modem MAC address, while in the fiber or DSL world it would mean that the IP needs to map to the circuit ID. The key is to map the IP to the subscriber. This can often translate into a tedious and time-consuming task for administrators of those systems, as processing data and locating the subscriber that matches the specified criteria may require an examination of multiple systems.

What if you could find the required information in just one click or an API call? An automated system of collecting and storing leases in a centralized repository can simplify lawful intercept and copyright infringement requests. By streaming network-wide data into a single repository, you reduce the load on your DHCP solution and can search and find the necessary information in moments. For service providers supporting multiple access technologies, a single source of device lease information is extremely useful and helps break down operational silos.

Discover how you can make the most your DHCP investment in this guide, Optimize DHCP: 3 Ways to Make the Most of Your Existing Investment or contact us directly to learn more.

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