Division of Applied Visions to deliver, maintain and support GOTS version of its wireless security assessment tool for government users of Flying Squirrel.
NORTHPORT, NY, November 2, 2010 – Secure Decisions, a division of Applied Visions, Inc. and developer of visual analytic tools for cyber defense, has received an U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) award. Under the contract, Secure Decisions will deliver MeerCAT®-FS, a government off-the-shelf (GOTS) version of the company’s wireless security visualization tool. The contract work includes maintaining the software application and providing third-level product support to NRL through May 2011.
MeerCAT®-FS provides an integrated set of visual tools to analyze, correlate, and report on wireless discoveries with NRL’s Flying Squirrel. By providing visual representations of the collected data, Flying Squirrel users can more easily identify, locate, and assess the risks of IEEE 802.11 assets such as unsecure and unauthorized devices. As an integral component of the Flying Squirrel Wireless Assessment Tool Suite, MeerCAT®-FS is expected to be available to over 3,000 qualified Flying Squirrel users this year.
MeerCAT® was initially developed under a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project to better combat wireless network threats. Government and commercial organizations use MeerCAT® today to assess network vulnerabilities, locate wireless vectors, and conduct regulatory compliance audits. Available versions of MeerCAT® include MeerCAT®-Pro, MeerCAT®-EE and MeerCAT®-FS, which support open source, commercial and GOTS wireless discovery and intrusion detection systems.
MeerCAT® is a 2010 recipient of DARPA’s Success Report honor.
Applied Visions, Inc. (AVI) 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 500 firms. Founded in 1987, AVI is based in Northport, NY, and has secure facilities and clearances to support classified government programs.
Secure Decisions was launched by AVI in 2000 to focus on cyber security research and products for the government. 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’ extensive portfolio of cyber defense solutions.