Working with Group 2000 for lawful interception and data retention makes a ton of sense.

LIMA Lawful Intercept
LIMA Lawful Intercept is a product by Group 2000 that provides a comprehensive solution for lawful interception (LI) of telecommunication services. It’s a crucial platform for law enforcement and intelligence agencies worldwide, facilitating investigations and prosecutions of criminal activities and terrorist operations. Lawful interception of communication requires a mature solution supporting the specifications of global standards as defined by ETSI, 3GPP, and CALEA. Group 2000’s LIMA Lawful Intercept meets these requirements, making it a trusted solution in the industry. The key features of our LIMA Lawful Intercept are explained in detail on our website, and below we will focus on one feature in particular: Modular Architecture.

LIMA Data Retention
Our LIMA Data Retention product (as well as several other products in our portfolio) share the same modular architecture comprised of a legion of interacting components. LIMA Data Retention is designed to help organizations comply with data retention regulations. Data retention regulations refer to laws and guidelines that govern how businesses and organizations manage the storage and disposal of data. These regulations vary by country and industry, but they generally require organizations to retain certain types of data for a specified period for legal, regulatory, or operational reasons. For example, the EU’s Data Retention Directive required EU Member States to store electronic telecommunications data for at least six months and at most 24 months for investigating, detecting, and prosecuting serious crimes. However, these regulations are continually evolving, and organizations must stay updated to ensure compliance.

The key features of our LIMA Data Retention are:

  • Scalability and Fault Tolerance
    LIMA Data Retention consists of a highly scalable and fault-tolerant Data Retention store, a flexible collection and transformation module, and optionally a broker functionality that complies with international standards1.
  • Data Integrity
    It ensures that the data going in is the same data coming out when queried, with extensive logs so you can provide evidence that nothing and nobody has tampered with the data.
  • Cost-Effective
    The solution is very cost-effective by using either commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) servers or the deployment of storage server instances running in a virtual or cloud environment.
  • Fast and Efficient
    LIMA Data Retention system can cope with massive amounts of metadata, analyzing and storing it in near real-time.
  • Secure
    It provides typical data retention functionalities like legal hold, expiration, and lawful disclosure.
  • Cloud Support
    The latest release of LIMA Data Retention fully supports cloud storage by offering the necessary security features.

Modular Architecture
The LIMA Data Retention solution and the LIMA Legal Intercept products have a completely modular architecture. This modularity is shown in the fact that both solutions share a large part of our codebase. Having both LIMA Data Retention and LIMA Lawful Intercept platforms running together, especially given that they share the same code base, can offer several key benefits:

  • Increased Efficiency and Cost-Effectiveness
    Both platforms are designed to be cost-efficient. They can integrate with any network, vendor, and all technologies and services. This means you can leverage the same infrastructure for both data retention and lawful interception, reducing the need for separate systems and thereby saving costs. Furthermore, the integration of these two products allows for increased efficiency in managing compliance requirements and monitoring communication activities. With both products on one platform, organizations can automate many of the processes involved in data retention and legal interception, reducing the need for manual intervention and freeing up resources for other tasks. By having both products on one platform, organizations can reduce the need for multiple vendors and software licenses, which can result in significant cost savings over time.
  • Consistency, Visibility, and Ease of Use
    Since both platforms share the same code base, this can lead to consistency in operation and management. It can make the platforms easier to use and maintain, as they would likely have similar interfaces and processes. The integration of these two products provides organizations with a more complete view of their data and communication activities. With both data retention and legal interception capabilities in one place, organizations can track all communication activity, including emails, instant messaging, social media interactions, and other forms of digital communication.
  • Scalability
    Both platforms are highly scalable. They can easily scale up to support multi-network and multi-country setups. This means as your organization grows, both your data retention and lawful interception capabilities can grow with it.
  • Streamlined Compliance Management
    Both platforms are designed to help organizations comply with legal and regulatory requirements. Having both platforms can ensure you’re covered for both data retention regulations and lawful interception requirements. By having both products on one platform, organizations can centralize their controls for data retention and legal interception. This allows for easier management of these processes across the entire organization, reducing the risk of errors or inconsistencies.
  • Security and Integrity
    Both platforms ensure data integrity and secure handling of data. This can be particularly important when dealing with sensitive data related to lawful interception.
  • Innovation and Future-Proofing
    Group 2000 consistently channels resources into innovation. This means both platforms are likely to stay up-to-date with the latest technologies and standards, helping to future-proof your organization.
  • Enhanced Security
    The integration of these two products also provides enhanced security for organizations. By having both data retention and legal interception capabilities in one place, organizations can ensure that they are protecting their sensitive data and communication activities from unauthorized access or tampering.
  • Technical Support
    Having both products on one platform also provides technical support from a single vendor. This can benefit organizations as it simplifies the process of troubleshooting issues and allows for more efficient resolution of any problems that may arise.
  • Simplified Customization
    The integration of these two products also provides the ability for customization based on specific organizational needs. This allows organizations to tailor their compliance management and monitoring processes to their specific requirements, ensuring that they are meeting all relevant regulations and effectively protecting their sensitive data and communication activities.

Remember, the choice of a partner for lawful interception and data retention solutions goes beyond just a business decision – it’s about security, ethics, and trust. And that is what we offer! We are your architects in safety and intelligence.

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