LOCAL AREA NETWORK (LAN) SECURITY

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 15556
Amount: $482,757.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1993
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
540 Edgewater Drive, Wakefield, MA, 01880
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Richard Fastring
 Principal Investigator
 (703) 848-2550
Business Contact
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Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
SYNETICS PROPOSES AN INNOVATIVE AND COST-EFFECTIVE MEANS FOR DEFINING AND STANDARDIZING SECURITY PROTECTION PROTOCOLS FOR NAVAL SHIP ANDSHORE LOCAL AREA NBTWORKS (LANS). THE APPROACH IS TO AUGMENT A SYNETICS-DEVELOPED LAN SBMULATION NCDEL SO AS TO INCLUDE THE SECURITY PROTOCOLS RECOUNENDED IN THE IEEE 802.10 STANDARD FOR LAN SECURITY (SILS) AND TO USE THIS MODEL TO DETERMINE QUANTITATIVE IMPACTS OF SECURITYOVERHEAD UPON IAN PERFORMANCE WITH A TYPICAL SHIPTX)ARD DATA LOAD. THE APPROACH IS INNOVATIVE IN THAT IT PROVIDES A TECHNICAL BASIS FOR NAVY FEEDBACK TO THE IEEE SILS COMMITTEE IN A TIMELY MANNER SO AS TO POTENTIALLY INFLUENCE THE EVOLVING DRAFT STANDARD. THE PROPOSAL IS COST-EFFECTIVE IN THAT IT LEVERAGES UPON PRIOR AND ON-GOING DEVELOPMENT WORK BY: (A) SYNETICS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE LAN SBNULATIONMODEL; (B) BY THE IEEE COMMITTEE WHICH IS DEVELOPING THE SILS STANDARD; (C) BY SYNETICS AND NAVSEASYSCOM IN THE COMPILATION OF A COMPREHENSIVE SHIPBOARD LAN-ORIENTED DATABASE FOR THE NFR-9D; AND (D) BY THE GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATIONS WHO ARE CONTRIBUTING TO THE SURVIVABLE, ADAPTABLE, FIBER OPTIC EMBEDDED NETWORK (SAFENET) STANDARD .

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