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Spoofing Network Architectures in Response to Hostile Reconnaissance

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
DataSoft Corp.
1475 N. Scottsdale Road #460 Scottsdale, AZ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Spoofing Network Architectures in Response to Hostile Reconnaissance
Agency: DOD
Contract: W15P7T-11-C-A639
Award Amount: $779,997.00


The DataSoft Network Obfuscation and Virtualized Anti-reconnaissance system (NOVA) detects hostile network reconnaissance and denies access to real network information while simultaneously providing false network information to attackers. This results in attackers expending significantly extra time and effort, allowing defenders additional time to mount an appropriate response. NOVA is a novel distributed system consisting of independent autonomous agents that combine lightweight virtualization, attacker classification, dynamic rerouting for asset protection, and diverse mechanisms for provision of false information to attackers. Our Phase II effort expands upon our successful Phase I prototype by developing a fully functional software system. We expand the current NOVA implementation with an extensive list of new functionality, as well as improve the existing system capabilities. All of the Phase II development efforts are highly results driven, with live demonstrations being performed at every step to ensure practical viability against real attacks. The Phase II effort continues the technology development and technical risk reduction efforts that were begun in Phase I, developing key useful NOVA capabilities and providing a foundation for the future growth of the NOVA system.

Principal Investigator:

Larry Dunst
Chief Engineer
(480) 763-4777

Business Contact:

Vik Patel
(480) 763-5777
Small Business Information at Submission:

DataSoft Corp.
1475 N. Scottsdale Road #460 Scottsdale, AZ -

EIN/Tax ID: 521937627
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No