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IP Hopper (for Moving Target Defense)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: HSHQDC-12-C-00028
Agency Tracking Number: DHS SBIR-2012.1-H-SB012.1-002 -0025-I
Amount: $99,939.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: H-SB012.1-002
Solicitation Number: DHS SBIR-2012.1
Solicitation Year: 2012
Award Year: 2012
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2012-06-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2012-11-30
Small Business Information
3885 Research Park Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108-2217
United States
DUNS: 197187602
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Merrill Squiers
 (734) 668-2567
Business Contact
 Daniel Jarrell
Title: Contracts Coordinator
Phone: (734) 668-2567
Research Institution

The IP Hopper is a moving target defense system that will use available network data and hopping algorithms to allow for constant IP address changing of both source and destination IP addresses. The use of "hopping" IP addresses will severely diminish an attacker's ability to attack any one target within a network. Utilizing IPv6 the IP Hopper will allow up to 340 undecillion (3.4 x 10 to the 38) different IP addresses to be randomly used to thwart any attackers attempt on a machine within the network. Working off of the military's SINCGARS radio concept, the IP Hopper will do for data packets what the SINCGARS do for voice communications. Working with other IP Hoppers data communications both internal and external to the network can benefit from this constantly moving network defense appliance.

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