CopperEye, a provider of enterprise data management solutions, has launched a new product that will allow communications operators to add IP data retention and retrieval capabilities to their existing systems. The IP Retrieval Solution (IPRS) will enable operators that have already complied with the original phase of the EU Data Retention Directive (EU DRD) to easily upgrade their existing telephony data solution to also incorporate IP data, which the second phase of the Directive has mandated.
The EU DRD requires all operators within the EU to retain the IP communications data of all its subscribers for up to 18 months for use in the event of a criminal investigation. Fixed and mobile telecommunications operators were already required to retain telephony data, and now all communications operators, which include ISPs, must also retain IP data relating to the details of their subscribers’ communications.
The volumes of IP data generated can be up to 25 times greater than telephony data, which means that operators’ existing data retention solutions may not be adequate to comply with the Directive. CopperEye’s IPRS will allow operators to add IP data retention capabilities to their existing solutions without having to build an entirely new system. The IPRS will integrate directly into legacy systems so that the operator can avoid building a bespoke upgrade or procuring a new standalone IP solution, which will drive high implementation and maintenance costs as well as risking that it may not comply with the Directive.
Key features of CopperEye’s IP Retrieval Solution include: Seamless plug and play integration with legacy telephony databases, industry leading ingest, search and retrieval speeds for billions of communications records, secure retention of data with standards-based retrieval for local enforcement organisations.
Carmen Carey, CEO, CopperEye, said: “IP retention is much more complex and challenging to manage than telephony data. As the majority of operators have relied on database technology for their telephony data retention, most organisations will want to leverage their existing investment and upgrade their system rather than implement a completely new standalone system. We believe that IPRS is the perfect solution for this scenario given that it has been designed to integrate easily with incumbent systems and ensure that they will be compliant with the second phase of the EU DRD.”
CopperEye’s Retrieval Solution easily supports other types of transactional data, such as gaming activity, security event logs, utility readings, trading transactions and Automatic Identification System (AIS) data for vessel tracking.