NORTHPORT, NY, May 24th, 2011 – The Secure Decisions Division of Applied Visions has been awarded the Long Island Software Award. MeerCAT® was selected as one of “Long Island’s Top Software Products” and received an award at the Long Island Software and Technology Network (LISTnet) event held on May 11th, 2011. The Long Island Software Award mission is to “showcase the strength and diversity of Long Island’s software industry by recognizing excellence in a wide range of software products. Secure Decisions has previously won this award for their VIAssist™ and SecureScope™ products.
MeerCAT® was initially developed as part of a DARPA-funded research effort into developing tools for visualizing mobile networks. It was based on the needs of DoD security professionals, such as information security auditors, penetration vulnerability testers, and computer network defenders, who conduct ‘wardrives’ to discover wireless networks (WiFi, 802.11 protocols).
MeerCAT® is a visualization tool developed to help decision makers locate wireless assets and networks, and assess the risks to their organization or mission. It is designed for post-hoc analysis of data acquired from a variety of sources that discover and locate wireless transmitters. MeerCAT® integrates this data with a geographic information system (GIS) to provide a unified view of detected wireless devices, their vulnerabilities and threats.
Secure Decisions is a leader in cyber 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. VIAssist™ and MeerCAT® are among Secure Decisions’ extensive portfolio of cyber defense solutions.
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, the intelligence community, and prominent technology and Fortune 500 firms.