COTS Intelligent Network (COSIN)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-08-M-1309
Agency Tracking Number: O072-I04-1012
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD07-I04
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
8401 N. New Braunfels, Suite 324, San Antonio, TX, 78209
DUNS: 176568772
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Steven Smith
 PI - Chief Architect
 (210) 824-2348
Business Contact
 Sally Draper
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (210) 824-2348
Research Institution
The proposed COTS Intelligent Network (COSIN) will be a new, innovative security appliance, or optional PCI-X card, that will detect, defend against, and respond autonomically to tamper events, including address bus leakage, message packet capture, data copying, denial-of-service, man-in-the-middle, node capture, and attacks-by-root. Networks and attacks have become exponentially more complicated, while demand for high performance computing increases exponentially. COSIN will be automated, secure, and scalable, will manage complexity for users, but impose no performance penalty. The proposing team of QuickFlex, with Phase II Plus-up funding, and ANGEL Secure Networks each has SBIR funded technologies that are or are near prototype. The COSIN security appliance will require totally new technology that builds on the strengths of each to attain automated autonomic responses in a variety of computing environments, ranging from laboratories to power plants to battlefields, where high levels of security are essential to national security. QuickFlex and ANGEL have a combined forty years of networking, hardware, and software development expertise, and believe COSIN is feasible now. Phase I will go from initial system design to proof-of-concept demonstration, with a goal for achieving TRL 5-6 in Phase II and TRL 7-8 in Phase III, leading to full commercialization of COSIN.

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