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A Unified Network Security Architecture for Large, Distributed Networks

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
90671
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
085053
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Zron Networks, Inc.
1102 Arboroak Place Herndon, VA 20170 2447
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: A Unified Network Security Architecture for Large, Distributed Networks
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX09CD72P
Award Amount: $98,814.00
 

Abstract:

In typical, multi-organizational networking environments, it is difficult to define and maintain a uniform authentication scheme that provides users with easy access to required information while maintaining the security and integrity of the underlying information. This proposal offers a unique and innovative architecture for doing so through the utilization of a Proxy Service Listener (PSL) and the implementation of a customized Domain Name Service (DNS) server. The PSL provides a centralized authentication function that acts as a credentialing authority for all network services, thereby enabling a single sign-on mechanism for all services/servers operating within the framework. This allows the implementation of a centralized access control infrastructure; yet, each service has the option to determine the access controls for its clients. Conforming to the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) paradigm, the proposed solution has multiple benefits. It provides the means for NASA to offer a uniform access methodology to its large number of distributed end users. The proposed solution also provides protection against Denial of Service (DOS) attacks and an effective means for comprehensively monitoring usage of shared networking resources for security auditing and accounting purposes. It can be used to manage connections between services/applications just as effectively as between end users and applications/services.

Principal Investigator:

Irfan Ali
Principal Investigator
7034301743
iali@zronnetworks.com

Business Contact:

Irfan Ali
President & CEO
7034301743
iali@zronnetworks.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Zron Networks, Inc.
1102 Arboroak Place Herndon, VA 20170

EIN/Tax ID: 200766338
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No