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Intelligent Microagent Grid for Botnet Detection and Mitigation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: NBCH060120
Agency Tracking Number: SBAassignedDHS06-3
Amount: $99,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
20600 Gramercy Place, Building 100
Torrance, CA 90501
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Brian Xu
 Research Scientist
 (310) 320-3088
Business Contact
 Gordon Drew
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (310) 320-3088
Research Institution

To address the Homeland Security¿s need for detecting and mitigating bots and botnets, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Intelligent Microagent Grid (IMG). The IMG system is based on a new microagent model that learns the behavior of bots and botnets and stops intrusive and malicious activities by equipping new binary search engines, neural nets, systematic detection algorithms from known and unknown behavior of bots and botnets, and an inline sniffing mechanism. IMG will increase cyber security by implementing a multi-layer security mechanism with specialized microagents that monitor network traffic and ports from a local area network to a wide area network. The system will be a scalable, interoperable, reusable, and distributed cyber defense tool via Web services and application programming interface built with object oriented programming language. In Phase I POC will demonstrate the feasibility of the IMG prototype by testing with bots and botnets on real networks. Our Phases I and II efforts will focus on developing an operational prototype that will be transitioned to a commercial product in Phase III. The IMG software will benefit commercial Internet and network security products for federal, state, and local governments, particularly the Department of Homeland Security.

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