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Northport, NY, United States, 2008/09/19 - Division of Applied Visions, Inc. to advance its Network Security Visualization product to help protect the U.S. information infrastructure against attacks - AVI.com.
Applied Visions, Inc. (AVI) has been awarded a multi-year research and development contract from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate. Under this contract, AVI’s Secure Decisions Division will advance its visualization technology to enable cyber defenders to detect and understand threats to the U.S. cyber infrastructure. The technological foundation of this development effort will be Secure Decisions’ VIAssist ™ product, a visualization framework used by computer network security professionals to analyze network traffic and security event data.
Secure Decisions was one of thirteen contract awardees in the DHS Cyber Security Research and Development Center’s $11.7 million in grants, chosen from approximately 700 registrants from industry and academia. Under this contract Secure Decisions will provide the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) with an enhanced version of its VIAssist application that includes advanced analytics, automation, and visualization enhancements.
US CERT is a partnership between the DHS and the public and private sectors that was established in 2003 to protect the nation’s Internet infrastructure. US-CERT coordinates defense against – and responses to – cyber attacks across the nation. The VIAssist enhancements will include network traffic analytics tools, automated pattern matching tools, and geographic and network visualizations, giving US-CERT a significant new tool to support their mission.
VIAssist is a scalable, flexible visual analytics framework that incorporates multiple, synchronized visualizations of network and security data into a unified system. It was named a top technology solution at the Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration (CWID) in 2006. VIAssist has been specifically valued for allowing users to quickly focus on areas of concern from global views of network activity down to individual IP address activity, and to rapidly discover patterns and anomalies that are indicative of security risks.
VIAssist is a commercially-available product.
About Applied Visions (AVI)
Applied Visions, Inc. (avi.com) provides software products, custom solutions, and advanced technology research for commercial and government customers. The company’s vision and expertise in visual software solutions for complex defense, national security, and business problems have served AVI’s customers in the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and prominent technology and Fortune 1000 firms. Founded in 1987, AVI is based in Northport, NY, with additional offices in Albany, NY, and has secure facilities and clearances to support classified government programs.
About the Secure Decisions Division
Secure Decisions (securedecisions.avi.com) was launched by AVI in 2000 to focus on cyber security research and products for government and commercial customers. Today, Secure Decisions is a leader in security visualization, with an established track record of R&D contracts and product development. Secure Decisions’ products are used to enhance the situational awareness of senior officers, computer network defenders, and other security professionals in government and commercial organizations. SecureScope™, VIAssist™, and MeerCAT™ are among Secure Decisions’ portfolio of cyber defense solutions.
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