How do GSM interceptors work and its types!

In today’s time, cellular Interceptions & cellular monitoring technologies indeed provide LEAs and Government Agencies with a technological edge. It is via cellular interception, that users can attain Communications Intelligence (COMINT) which aids various authorities to secure, investigate, and control intercepted wireless communications like voice and data.

Hence, in the battle against terrorism and criminal activities, a real-time GSM interception system was created to offer world-wide government and law enforcement societies with the most valuable spectrum interrogation tool. Today, several Law Enforcement surveillance users go for the updated GSM Interception Systems with communication control and forensic attributes.

What is a GSM Interceptor & how does it work?

A GSM interceptor is an equipment that can collect information from hundreds of phones across targeted vicinities and can intercept conversations and messages & execute ‘denial-of-service’ attacks on phones. Hence, a GSM Interception system works by breaking the GSM encryption algorithm during real-time communications that secure cellular phones on a GSM cellular service network.

Knowing the types of GSM Interception Systems via Stratign!

a) Stratign’s Active GSM Interception System

The evolution of GSM technology along with augmented technological attributes and heightened complexity presents Stratign with a competitive environment to fabricate and construct solutions to provide a complete ‘Off-The-AIR Communication Surveillance System’ to diverse Government and Intelligence-Gathering clients. The Semi-Active GSM Interception System has a universal operating capability. This system can be utilized to intercept communications globally, from any GSM service-providers, irrespective of the type of encryption being exercised. In the active mode, the system imitates the cell-phone tower making it to act as a genuine unit and influences the target’s mobile phone to register with it.

Product Features:

    • Capable of Interception and logging of all GSM, 3G and 4G Bands.
    • Configurable number of channels starting from 04 channels to 16/32 channels
    • Interception of GSM communications in real-time: Encrypted in A5/1 and A5/2 Ciphering algorithms.
    • Automatic tuning of the Receivers: Holds a possibility to scan and recognize control channels & communication system boundaries.
    • The System does not necessitate the service provider’s SIM for operation.
    • The system can monitor all communications of the target (Voice, CRI, Location) till the time it is within the coverage range.

b) Stratign’s Passive GSM Interception System

The Passive GSM Interception System from Stratign is a ‘multi-channel tunable’ GSM Monitoring system. Each receiver is self-reliantly connective & tunable to any BTS of the GSM Network. This system from Stratign is meant to guarantee interception and deciphering of audio conversation from standards such as GSM-850/900/1800/1900MHz Cellular network in a static or in a mobile-environment. The Passive systems can be easily integrated with an active 3G/4G unit to downgrade the communication to 2G for interception of 3G and 4G networks too.

Product features:

    • A configurable number of channels starting from 04 channels to 16/32 channels.
    • Automatically identifies, decodes the ciphering algorithms utilized on the network in real-time. It also records mobile phone conversations,
       call-related data & network-information to the hard-disk of the system.
    • Ability to scan GSM network parameters in the restrained area (Service Provider, Broadcast Channel Number, Cell IDs, Signal Levels).
    • Possibility of full-time operation in an auto mode without any involvement from the operator.

c) Stratign’s Hybrid GSM Interception System

The Hybrid GSM Interception system from Stratign is a combination of Passive and Active subsystems. Both the passive element and the active element of the system can work in synchronization. The passive component can be utilized to investigate missions, while the active component can be utilized to support the target-based interception. This makes the system more discrete and difficult to detect.

Product features:

    • The passive system can operate on all the four GSM bands: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
    • System’s ability to integrate with active 3G and 4G Nodes
    • Configurable number of channels starting from 04 channels to 16/32 channels

In conclusion, Stratign’s GSM Monitoring solutions are wholly integrated, compliant and portable systems which can be conveniently moved and implemented for critical mission-based circumstances. These GSM Monitoring systems offered by Stratign can be customized to fit in your existing vehicle or vehicle of your choice to intercept the target while moving.

The Importance of Communication Security (COMSEC)

Communication and network security are essential to our modern life. The Internet, the world-wide-web, swift messaging, online banking, and various other technologies depend on network security; our contemporary world cannot survive without. Basically, communication security emphasizes on the confidentiality, integrity, and accessibility of data in motion, which is why communications in military operations have constantly played a vital role in the functionality and accomplishments of the armed forces. As military technology progresses to stay aligned with today’s threats, so do the requirements situated on tactical communications.

Understanding COMSEC and its significance!

COMSEC (Communication Security) in general refers to the security of data that is transmitted or communicated. This is instigated by ensuring the two information-based assurance pillars of confidentiality (ensuring that the information is undetected or unseen) and integrity (making sure information is unchanged), are sustained within our numerous ways of telecommunication. It safeguards traffic on military-communication networks, comprising voice, video, and data, utilized for both analogue & digital applications along with wired and wireless links.

There are several COMSEC specialties, which include the following:

  a) Cryptographic security: Encrypts data and represents it unreadable until the information is decrypted.
  b) Emission Security: Blocks the release or capture of equipment emissions to prevent information from illegal interception.
  c) Physical security: Assures the safety of, and avoids unauthorized access to a network’s cryptographic data, documents, and equipment.
  d) Transmission security: When data is tangibly transferred to stabilize the issues such as service interruption, it defends illegal access.

Moreover, each element of COMSEC fits into the procedure & process linked with transmitting a message from its inception to its reception. Every aspect is intended at blocking an enemy’s unambiguous attempt to penetrate the security at any assumed stage of the message-sending activity.

Hence, with solutions from Stratign, gaining resiliency, protection & flexibility for civil agencies, militaries and governments with the finest and superlative competencies in network services and solutions is achievable. Here’s how!

Let’s know more about the Inbuilt Secure GSM Application (STN-ISG3G) via Stratign

Stratign’s substantial experience in developing and advancing innovative defense technology solutions reflects in offering essential communication security products such as the Secure GSM software.

Being a versatile encryption software application, Stratign’s STN-ISG3G is constructed to safeguard phone calls from eavesdropping. By assuring high-quality audio and a noise-free background, STN-ISG3G offers an unmatched level of security due to point-to-point encryption with downright secure duplex communication.

In situations where the data network provides a global IP address, it functions as peer-to-peer to offer end-to-end protection. On the other hand, it can also work through the ISG3G server which can be owned by the customer, managed and even positioned at the customer’s location.

Comsec Advanced Features:

  • Duplex communication: Fully secure
  • Voice Calls with HD audio: Point-to-point encrypted
  • SMS feature; End-to-End Encryption
  • Only pre-checked & signed apps permitted, installation of unsigned apps is entirely disabled
  • Fully verified boot: Covers all firmware & OS partitions
  • Back-ported security with regular updates to tackle new threats
  • Secure world-wide calls: No international call tariffs incurred
  • Easy to operate: Via an intuitive and user-friendly interface
  • Uninterrupted call conversations: Due to a clean & noise-free sound along with a speedy and stable connection

Overall, as warfare shifts to the cyber field and considering the increased risk of being hacked on elements connected to the internet, COMSEC remains to be of utmost importance as it facilitates the safety of our personal data, the privacy of our telecommunications and diverse military operations. Stratign’s technically advanced COMSEC solutions would thereby enable any defense & intelligence organization to facilitate exceptionally effortless & secure communication over a network.

Stratign Makes a Rock-solid Impression at the Tri-service Defence Event “Indo Defence 2018”, Jakarta

A leading defence technology solutions provider, Stratign recently participated in Indonesia’s official Tri-service defence event – Indo Defence 2018. The international trade fair for defence technology was held between 7-10 November in Jakarta, Indonesia and involved exhibition of solutions based on Airborne Platform System & Equipment; Command, Control, Communications & Information; Electronic Systems; Sea Based Platforms & Equipment and More.

Throughout the four day event hosted by the Ministry of Defence, Stratign positively influenced the event visitors with its high-tech range of defence equipment and solutions, thereby making a remarkable impression altogether. Cutting-edge interception systems, Inbuilt Secure GSM Application and Communication jammers were among Stratign’s defence technology solutions enquired most by the event visitors.

Since its very first edition, the International trade fair Indo Defence has been providing global defence technology solution providers the ideal platform to showcase their technology solutions to an international audience besides enabling them establish partnerships with Indonesian defence industry firms. Stratign too utilized this promising platform for displaying its robust defence technology solutions to global visitors, thereby enabling the reputed defence equipment provider to attract more new clients this year.

Indo Defence 2018 brought together key decision makers from defence authorities and companies operating in the region. With participation of visitors from 44 global countries, the four day event did prove to be the perfect platform for Stratign to generate sales, establish new business links, exchange views with industry peers and gain superior return on investment.

Promising discussions with potential clients over signing of business deals and the positive response shown by visitors towards Stratign’s offered technology solutions made Indo Defence 2018 a highly successful event for the reputed company. It’s clearly evident now how Stratign emerged as a prominent gainer from Indo Defence 2018 event.