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COTS Intelligent Network (COSIN)

Award Information

Department of Defense
Office of the Secretary of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
QuickFlex, Inc
8401 N. New Braunfels Suite 324 San Antonio, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: COTS Intelligent Network (COSIN)
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: FA8650-08-M-1309
Award Amount: $100,000.00


The proposed COTS Intelligent Network (COSIN) will be a new, innovative security appliance, or optional PCI-X card, that will detect, defend against, and respond autonomically to tamper events, including address bus leakage, message packet capture, data copying, denial-of-service, man-in-the-middle, node capture, and attacks-by-root. Networks and attacks have become exponentially more complicated, while demand for high performance computing increases exponentially. COSIN will be automated, secure, and scalable, will manage complexity for users, but impose no performance penalty. The proposing team of QuickFlex, with Phase II Plus-up funding, and ANGEL Secure Networks each has SBIR funded technologies that are or are near prototype. The COSIN security appliance will require totally new technology that builds on the strengths of each to attain automated autonomic responses in a variety of computing environments, ranging from laboratories to power plants to battlefields, where high levels of security are essential to national security. QuickFlex and ANGEL have a combined forty years of networking, hardware, and software development expertise, and believe COSIN is feasible now. Phase I will go from initial system design to proof-of-concept demonstration, with a goal for achieving TRL 5-6 in Phase II and TRL 7-8 in Phase III, leading to full commercialization of COSIN.

Principal Investigator:

Steven P. Smith
PI - Chief Architect

Business Contact:

Sally Draper
President and CEO
Small Business Information at Submission:

8401 N. New Braunfels Suite 324 San Antonio, TX 78209

EIN/Tax ID: 742821630
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No