News Heading : ISPAI's comments on NTP 2012-IV: Security monitoring conditions need to be reviewed, says ISPAI
Post Date : 2012-01-17
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Jan 17: ISPAI has expressed dissatisfaction over some of the security related stipulations under the draft National Telecom Policy.
8One of the strategic objectives mentioned under NTP-2011 is to mandate and enforce that the service providers take adequate steps to ensure the security of the communication flowing through their network by adopting contemporary information security standards as well as provide communication assistance to the Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs).
8Although the association accepted that the security of the country is critical, it also argued that in order to ensure meaningful compliance, there is a need for review of the Security Monitoring conditions as mentioned in the ISP License
8Therefore, ISPAI has petitioned DoT to consider formulating suitable LIM conditions keeping in view emerging/futuristic data technologies.
8Efficient data monitoring of internet traffic, as per ISPAI, can be done at the critical points in the country through which all internet traffic traverses. This can be classified into International gateway points, Domestic ISP peering points (NLXI) and downstream peering by Tier 1 ISP providers.
8ISPAI has pointed out that, all Internet based traffic that needs to be monitored will be traversing the below mentioned exit points or exchange points :
---All traffic that is exiting/ enter India do so only at the defined International gateway points. Hence by monitoring at these points 100% of international traffic is monitored.
---All domestic traffic that is exchanged between ISPs traverse through the Tier 1 ISPs who in turn peer with overseas ISPs. Hence by monitoring all the peering links of Tier 1 ISPs, the entire traffic can be monitored.
---In addition, it can be made mandatory for all ISPs to peer with NEXT, through their upstream service providers and data monitoring can be done at all NIXI points for local traffic monitoring.