Wireless Security Visual Analytics
MeerCAT is a visual analytics tool designed to help users locate wireless assets and networks, and assess the risks to their organization. Initially developed for and in close collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense under a DARPA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, MeerCAT integrates data from wireless discovery and other security applications with a geographic information system (GIS) to provide a unified view of detected wireless devices, their vulnerabilities and threats.
By visualizing wireless security information, MeerCAT makes it easier for users to visually correlate large volumes of wireless data and see the wireless threats hidden in the haystack of data. MeerCAT simplifies the analysis of wireless data for security and network professionals, and makes the information more accessible for those less skilled. The result is improved efficiency and accuracy in managing wireless security risks, reducing overall costs.
After the initial research was completed, the technology was successfully transitioned and commercialized as MeerCAT-Pro, and was also distributed as a government off-the-shelf product, MeerCAT-FS, which was then incorporated into the Flying Squirrel wireless discovery suite. Because of the successful research and commercialization, DARPA recognized MeerCAT as one of its success stories.