NetScout Systems has been granted a patent for a computer-readable medium that provides a mobile user monitoring solution. The technology involves identifying user database records, associating NGAP sessions, capturing and deciphering messages, extracting session details, and storing them in a record. GlobalData’s report on NetScout Systems gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Mobile user monitoring solution using next generation application protocol

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: NetScout Systems Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11889303B2) discloses a computer-readable medium containing instructions for a mobile user monitoring solution. The solution involves identifying a user database record associated with a user equipment (UE) using a mobile identity (ID), associating a Next Generation application protocol (NGAP) session with the user database record, capturing and deciphering ciphered messages, extracting session details, and storing them in a session detail record. The user database record includes a permanent ID, which can be a subscription permanent identity (SUPI) containing an international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) or a network access identifier (NAI). The instructions further enable the processor to identify the user database record by capturing specific messages and extracting relevant information, ensuring efficient monitoring and management of mobile user sessions.

Moreover, the patent also covers an apparatus with programmed instructions for the same purpose, where a processor and memory work together to execute the monitoring solution. The apparatus can identify user database records, associate NGAP sessions, capture and decipher messages, extract session details, and store them accordingly. Additionally, a method outlined in the patent details the steps involved in the monitoring solution, including identifying user database records using mobile IDs, associating NGAP sessions, capturing and deciphering messages, extracting session details, and storing them in a session detail record. These innovative techniques aim to enhance mobile user monitoring capabilities by efficiently managing session data and ensuring accurate tracking of user activities for improved service quality and network performance.

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