High Performance Networks High-Speed Network Security Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-07ER84848
Agency Tracking Number: 82521
Amount: $99,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solitcitation Year: 2007
Solitcitation Topic Code: 38
Solitcitation Number: DE-PS02-06ER06-30
Small Business Information
Reservoir Labs, Inc.
632 Broadway, Suite 803, New York, NY, 10012
Duns: 022423854
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Steven Reinhardt
 (212) 780-0527
Business Contact
 Melanie Peters
Title: Dr
Phone: (212) 780-0527
Email: peters@reservoir.com
Research Institution
Network-based intrusion detection and prevention (IDP) systems are widely deployed across commercial, governmental, and educational sites, as well as at DOE facilities. These IDP systems provide effective site-wide security by detecting and eliminating malicious network traffic before it reaches vulnerable host systems. Unfortunately, network-based IDP systems are vulnerable to evasion techniques, because they cannot always reliably predict how the destination system will process the traffic it will receive. This project aims to eliminate the class of evasion techniques that exploit the differences in network data processing between the network-based IDP systems and destination hosts. This objective will be achieved by introducing a communications channel between the hosts and the network IDP system that enables these systems to verify that they have processed incoming data consistently. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The technology should be applicable anywhere an organization attempts to maintain a secure internal network using network IDP systems. Increasing network security would reduce business and government costs for recovering from network intrusions, and would provide higher security for the private data held by these institutions.

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