Proact and Sensage Accelerate Telco and ISP Compliance With European Data Retention Directive
HANOVER, Md., Jan 08, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) --
The KEYW Holding Corporation (Nasdaq:KEYW), through its subsidiary Sensage, Inc., today announced its expanding reach into the commercial European market through a strategic partnership with Proact, a specialist in storage, archiving and securing large volumes of mission-critical information. Under this agreement, Proact and Sensage are delivering 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," said 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."
On May 1, 2012, Sweden adopted Directive 2006/24/EC of the European Parliament and Council, which requires telephone operators and Internet Service Providers to store citizens' telecommunications data, specifically telephone, messaging and Internet use, for six months. This creates added complexity and costs for Internet Service Providers and telecommunications organizations that must store and analyze massive amounts of data to answer law enforcement requests with undue delay.
Working with Sensage, Proact is providing customers with a solution that addresses these challenges and streamlines their ability to respond to threats. With out-of-the-box analytics, including reports and dashboards, along with a standard querying capability and an OBDB/JDBC interface to any third party Business Intelligence tool, Sensage enables Proact to support customers' analytics and investigation requirements. Sensage has proven expertise in this area, delivering these capabilities to the large telecommunications providers in Europe and Africa, which adopted the directive several years ago.
Proact and Sensage have already enabled their first joint customer, a leading Swedish telecommunications firm to comply with the new directive and consolidate log information from several systems and formats. With Proact backed by Sensage, the Swedish carrier now stores pertinent information, including security event log data from various sources, in a central system that streamlines the search process and improves reporting capabilities.
In addition, Sensage has out-of-the-box collector and reporting capabilities to accelerate compliance with the ETSI 102 657 standard, which mandates telecommunications and Internet Service Providers retain telephone, Internet access and messaging service transaction records for a period of time between six months and two years, and be prepared to deliver the appropriate 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," said Joe Gottlieb, Vice President 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."
For additional details about the Sensage Data Retention solution, please watch the latest webcast available on demand: http://www.sensage.com/telco-webcast
Proact is Europe's leading independent storage integrator and cloud services enabler. Delivering business agility since 1994 Proact help organisations across the globe reduce risk, reduce cost and most importantly deliver flexible, available and highly secure IT services. Proact's solutions cover all aspects of data storage, virtualisation, networking and security - with over 3,500 projects successfully delivered and 10PB of data under management in the Proact Enterprise Cloud.
The Proact Group has more than 650 employees and conducts business in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Proact was founded in 1994 and its parent company, Proact IT Group AB (publ) has been listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm since 1999 under the symbol PACT.
Additional information about Proact is available at: www.Proact.eu
KEYW provides agile cyber superiority, cyber-security, and geospatial intelligence solutions for intelligence, defense, and commercial customers. We create our solutions by combining our services, products and expertise with hardware, software, and proprietary technology to meet our customers' requirements.
Our subsidiary Sensage offers solutions that combine the power of data warehousing and business intelligence to address the most advanced use cases in Security Information and Event Management, log management, and Call Detail Record (CDR) retention and retrieval. Now a cornerstone of the Global Security Solutions Sector at KEYW, the Sensage platform, analytics, service offerings, and Open Security Intelligence community embody the mission-grade cyber security expertise that protects our nation. This KEYW business unit is also the creator of Project G, dedicated to automating and advancing the cyber awareness and cyber defense of commercial enterprises and government agencies throughout the world. To learn more, visit www.sensage.com, watch us on www.youtube.com/sensagetv or follow blog.sensage.com/.
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