NORTHPORT, NY, August 15, 2012 – The Secure Decisions Division of Applied Visions has released a new version of its wireless network security visualization tool, MeerCAT Pro Version 4.0.
MeerCAT, a visualization tool to help identify wireless vulnerabilities and threats, and assess the risks to an organization was developed as part of a DARPA-funded research effort. It has helped many security professionals – including information security auditors, penetration vulnerability testers, and computer network defenders – conduct post-hoc analysis of data acquired from wireless site surveys and security audits. The data analyzed by MeerCAT is typically collected using “wardriving” software such as Flying Squirrel or Kismet that discover, identify, and locate wireless transmitters.
MeerCAT integrates wireless discovery data with a geographic information system (GIS) to provide a unified view of detected wireless devices, with their vulnerabilities and threats. This new version of MeerCAT provides many new features including support for 802.11n, smartphone and location boundary filtering, Device Explorer search, a new Alert Patterns view for creating and reviewing alert pattern triggers, new device location accuracy indicators, geographic-view zoom to zip code or location, new Alert Summary reports in MS Word and PowerPoint, and Repeat Offender List reports. It also includes database and application performance optimizations.
These new features will help current and future MeerCAT users by providing more in-depth capability, better user control, enhanced wireless data filtering and management – all to visualize a more-accurate picture of the security state of their wireless networks. Dr. Anita D’Amico, Director of Secure Decisions, emphasizes that “Interest continues to grow in the detection and mitigation of wireless threats. The low cost and convenience of wireless devices and networks makes them available almost anywhere. This new version of MeerCAT offers organizations – from small businesses to Fortune 1000 companies – the ability to easily see and report on wireless threats both inside and outside their organization.”
The new MeerCAT Pro Version 4.0 will be available for review and demonstration to interested cyber defenders at the upcoming Information Assurance Symposium (IAS), at the Nashville Gaylord in Tennessee, on August 27-30, 2012.
MeerCAT was nominated as a finalist in the Best Intrusion Detection/Prevention Solution category in the Government Security News (GSN) 2011 Homeland Security Awards Program. To learn more about MeerCAT®, visit securedecisions.com/products/meercat.
To learn about the Information Assurance Symposium, visit www.informationassuranceexpo.com.
About Secure Decisions and Applied Visions
Secure Decisions is a leader in security visualization, with an established track record of R&D contracts, technology transition, 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™, Code Dx™ and MeerCAT® are among Secure Decisions’ extensive portfolio of cyber defense solutions.
Secure Decisions is a division of 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.
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