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MACE - Malicious Application Code Elimination

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: NBCHC050008
Agency Tracking Number: 0421052
Amount: $99,900.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: H-SB04.2-002
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2004
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2004-11-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2005-05-15
Small Business Information
580 Valley Way
Milpitas, CA 95035
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Krishna Prabhakar
 (650) 823-1041
Business Contact
 Krishna Prabhaker
Title: President
Phone: (408) 262-2615
Research Institution

The IDS/IDP market will gain considerable traction as more organizations protect each application server instead of relying on network security. Proactive security as embodied in intrusion prevention will take a larger share of the market than reactive security as represented by intrusion detection. Avenda Systems proposes a solution called MACE (Malicious Application Code Elimination). It is a proactive real-time malicious code and payload anomaly detection system that focuses on application protocols; this will be extremely useful in defending against network attacks. This is a feature gap in the current IDS/IDP products. Avenda Systems has the expertise to develop a practical and highly effective malicious code detection system. MACE can be used by all organizations that have a computer network. The software modules developed in this project can be integrated into existing IPS/IDS solutions. The technologies employed in this product are practical and innovative and have not been implemented in commercially available comparable products. Organizations, both military and civilian enterprises, can use this system to defend their networks against attacks. Prototype development in Phase-I will provide the knowledge and foundation for building a complete product in Phase-II, and a commercially viable product in Phase-III.

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