The Flying Squirrel Wireless Assessment Tool Suite
To enhance the security posture of DoD networks, Flying Squirrel provides real-time wireless discovery, integrated visualization and mapping, and post-hoc analysis capabilities. These capabilities are provided in the Flying Squirrel Wireless Assessment Tool Suite via the Flying Squirrel, MeerCAT-FS, Caribou and Ubertooth One components. For a complete description of the Flying Squirrel Suite of technologies, please visit the Navel Research Laboratory (NRL) Center for High Assurance Computing Systems (CHACS).
FS is a Government off-the-shelf (GOTS) software application developed by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory to provide real-time discovery, analysis, and mapping of IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n wireless networks.
MeerCAT-FS is a visual analytics tool designed to help locate wireless assets and networks, and assess the wireless cyber risks to your organization. Initially developed for and in close collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense, MeerCAT-FS integrates data from the Flying Squirrel wireless discovery security application to provide a unified view of detected wireless devices, their vulnerabilities and threats. It is used to compare and analyze multiple Flying Squirrel wireless discovery runs. Post-hoc analysis can be performed by utilizing its key features, such as time trend analysis, wireless topology discovery, profile filtering, and communication pattern analysis, turning Flying Squirrel’s wealth of data into meaningful, actionable information.
To accurately map both known and unknown IEEE 802.11 transmitters in Flying Squirrel, location awareness is essential. In outdoor situations, GPS easily provides this location information. In indoor situations however, a reliable GPS signal is not likely to be available, thus requiring the user to manually enter position information for collected data points, which is time consuming and limits the accuracy of the transmitter map.
To provide indoor tracking capabilities for Flying Squirrel, NRL developed a GOTS inertial measurement sensor called Caribou that uses inertial, magnetic and barometric sensors to provide position information in the absence of a GPS signal. To eliminate the need for two separate devices, Caribou also provides an integrated GPS device for outdoor tracking. Caribou integrates seamlessly with Flying Squirrel, requiring the operator to simply clip the unit to their belt, plug in a USB cable, and for indoor application, pick a starting location.
Based on the powerful LPC175x ARM Cortex-M3 microcontroller with full-speed USB 2.0, the Ubertooth One is a great way to develop custom Class 1 comparable Bluetooth devices. One thing that sets the Ubertooth apart from other Bluetooth development platforms is that it’s capable of not only sending and receiving 2.4 GHz signals, but can also operate in monitor mode, monitoring Bluetooth traffic in real-time. Ubertooth One is a development tool. It has not been tested for compliance with regulations governing transmission and compliance and reception of radio signals.
MeerCAT provides support for collaboration and reporting, making it easier to share, compare and report information. The Report Generator creates quick and accurate reports using an advanced template-driven report building technology and drag-n-drop functions to easily and seamlessly incorporate important visualizations into security incident assessment reports. This technology significantly reduces human error in reporting, streamlines report generation and abbreviates the time to complete them.
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Flashing and Casings:
Ubertooth™ One devices are delivered with software pre-loaded. Custom plastic cases are provided for each device ordered.
Order Lead Time:
Caribou and Ubertooth™ One devices are typically shipped within 48 hours from time of purchase. If you are purchasing a large number of devices, depending on inventory, we may provide incremental shipments to you.
Lead time for out-of-stock Ubertooth™ One devices is 2-3 weeks; Caribou may be up to 8 weeks.