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Equalizer Announces CALEA Probe for Mid-Level ISPs


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May 21, 2007

Equalizer Announces CALEA Probe for Mid-Level ISPs

By Calvin Azuri
TMCnet Contributing Editor

AP connections, a supplier of plug-and-play bandwidth shaping products and creator of the NetEqualizer, said that an improvement will allow operators to perform the necessary data reporting measures set by the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, or CALEA.

“Since we already had a great bandwidth shaping tool dispersed in networks around the world, the next step was a natural extension to add CALEA functionality with our equipment already in place,” said Art Reisman, CEO of APconnections, in a statement. "Instead of watching our customers purchase CALEA specific solutions at what seem to be inflated prices, we have produced a functional CALEA probe in accordance of the law at no extra cost to our existing customers."
NetEqualizer’s CALEA probe will allow an ISP or other system operator to meet with a basic warrant for information about a user on their network by capturing and sending IP communications in real time to a third party. This communication can be captured either by headers alone, or by both headers and content. The probe will provide basic descriptive tags identifying headers, data, and time stamps, along with HEX or ASCII representation of content data.
Customers with current NetEqualizer Software Subscriptions (NSS) can perform the upgrade free and be assured that NetEqualizer's bandwidth-control capabilities will continue to operate effectively and unabated. All future NetEqualizer models will be shipped with the upgrade already installed.
Calvin Azuri is a contributing writer for TMCnet
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