Network Situational Awareness

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-06-M-0085
Agency Tracking Number: O053-NC8-4195
Amount: $99,134.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD05-NC8
Solicitation Number: 2005.3
Small Business Information
9971 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, MN, 55344
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Benjamin Burnett
 R&D Engineer
 (952) 829-5864
Business Contact
 Kenneth Thurber
Title: President
Phone: (952) 829-6864
Research Institution
The ever increasing size and dynamics of networks like the GIG-NCES communications network, makes situational awareness, intrusion detection and network monitoring very difficult. Dynamic and evolving networks provide unique challenges because the location, number and addresses of the nodes in the network are constantly changing. A single tool is needed to provide administrators and users with a situational picture of the network. This tool will need to provide various real-time and offline views of the network to allow administrators to quickly and more efficiently see problems and attacks to quickly respond to prevent and minimize consequences. To address these challenges Architecture Technology Corporation (ATC) will design the NetVSA (Network Visual Situational Awareness) toolkit as an innovative, dynamic visualization toolkit. The key innovations and benefits of NetVSA are: 1) Allows users to manipulate the visualization of the data; 2) Designed for evolving and dynamic networks; 3) Provides an extendable distributed hierarchical monitoring and collection system.

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