FPGA-Based End-Station Security for High-Performance Networking

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-09ER85240
Agency Tracking Number: 91370
Amount: $99,989.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: 52 b
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0000350
Small Business Information
Acadia Optronics, Llc
1395 Piccard Drive, Suite 210, Rockville, MD, 20850
DUNS: 160071718
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Alex Gross
 Mr.
 (410) 615-3864
 alexgross@acadiaoptronics.com
Business Contact
 Jesse Wen
Title: Dr.
Phone: (301) 332-2900
Email: jessewen@acadiaoptronics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Traditional cyber-security methods are inadequate to address the increasing number of threats within larger and higher-performance networks. The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO), and many other organizations report consistent failures within these networks. A key point of failure in securing these networks is the centralized security architecture, which relies heavily on single-point-of-failure network appliances such as firewalls, while insufficiently protecting end systems from compromise. Several commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions provide distributed security functions for commodity workstations. While these COTS solutions are adequate for standard networks operating at data rates up to 1 Gb/s, no distributed solution has emerged that supports the requirements of DOE high-performance-computing storage and visualization systems that operate at 10 Gb/s and beyond. This project will develop a distributed security platform designed specifically for high-performance networks. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee The new security system should be especially well suited for large-scale high-performance enterprise networks such as those in use in DOE and in large corporations.

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