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Proposal Number: 0612016
Proposal Title: Botnet Detection and Mitigation
Topic Number: H-SB06.1-008
Phase: Phase II
Organization: Sonalysts, Inc.
Address: 215 Parkway North
Waterford, CT 06385-1209  
Abstract: This Phase II effort will develop a functional prototype of DMnet, a distributed botnet detection and mitigation system. Our Team will develop and integrate state-of-the-art research in ontology, data fusion, data mining, and data warehousing into DMnet nodes. These nodes will be distributed throughout a network and will work together in a "trusted grid" to provide increased cyber awareness for botnet detection and mitigation. This system will be sensor-neutral facilitating the integration of current and emerging sensor technology. The prototype will incorporate multiple algorithms for classification and correlation, a unique ontology, and an innovative user interface. We will create a threat management mechanism to evaluate collected events, provide for mitigation, and will develop recommended operating policies and procedures for DMnet users. Commercial Application. Current network prevention, intrusion detection, and prevention applications tend to be single scope rather than integrated. DMnet represents a convergence technology that will integrate security operations into a single system to minimize losses from the distributed threat of botnets. This technology is immediately applicable to federal Government cyber security efforts, large network operations, ISPs, and security management solution providers.
Award/Contract Number: D07PC72589 (formerly NBCHC070124)
Period of Performance: 07/25/2007 - 10/31/2009
Award/Contract Value: $750,000.00
Award/Obligated Amount: $750,000.00