Quortus

Managed access

Controlling access to cellular service


Many types of site – from embassies to correctional facilities – need to manage access to cellular services within a defined area, typically a building or campus. Quortus has substantial experience in providing such managed access systems (MAS).

Overview

MA systems use a private network with limited coverage area, within which the behavior of user handsets is tightly controlled. They are typically deployed by law enforcement authorities, government departments and agencies within a tightly defined ethical, legal and regulatory framework.

Correctional facilities have a particular need for MAS systems. Contraband cellular phones smuggled into prisons and jails are known to be used to co-ordinate illegal activities, which can compromise the welfare of inmates, staff and the general public.

Via its ECX Sentinel offering, Quortus provides a solution to these requirements which is much more sophisticated than conventional 'jamming' or 'IMSI-grabber' products. It gives the facility owner the ability to control illicit or unwanted communication activity, without impacting legitimate usage. Policies can be defined for a range of user groups, ranging from service denial for arbitrary unknown handsets, to secure access to a set of protected resources and services for known authorized users.

You can find out more about ECX Sentinel by visiting our product pages

BUSINESS CASE

Provides managed access to cellular services within a tightly defined area. Necessary for secure facilities such as embassies and correctional institutions

User benefits

  • Control illicit or unwanted activity
  • No impact on legitimate usage
  • Multi-level policy-based control