A convergent data retention solution
Geolocation serves as a critical parameter that is collected by law enforcement during criminal investigations of suspected wireless users.
However, as a network operator’s reach, regarding the offered scope of services and geographic span, grows new challenges for the acquisition of the geolocation data emerge.
The challenges are compounded by the need for network operators to conform to evolving lawful requirements in the tracking of suspects, while assuring that geolocation data is collected in a systematic, secure, and highly transparent manner acceptable to law enforcement. AQSACOM™’s Geolocation Enhanced Solution (AGES) addresses these lawful challenges. The AGES® Mediation Platform enables single-point enhanced control of a network operator’s diversity of location servers. This is especially true as wireless carriers evolve their networks which often calls for the simultaneous operation of different types of Gateway Mobile Location Centers (GMLCs and related devices), all likely from different vendors.
- Active and passive geolocation tracking.
- Consolidation of the Network Operator’s data flows arising from a multiplicity of Gateway Mobile Location Centers (GMLCs) and similar devices through a single AGES Mediation server that serves as a single point of delivery of location information to Law Enforcement.
- Common provisioning of the many location servers or network entities throughout the carrier’s network.
- A highly secure means of supplying target information to the location servers, and for obtaining target location from the servers.
AGES interacts with all major GMLC and similar geolocation server systems on the market, and is compatible with proprietary GMLC protocols as well as with the more established Mobile Location Protocol (MLP).
AGES may be configured as an add-on feature to AQSACOM™’s ALIS Lawful Cyber Interception System. This combination provides the delivery of geolocation data along with the warrant-requested interception to law enforcement.