Period of Performance: 04/24/2000 - 01/24/2001


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

NET Squared, Inc.
4324 Vista Way
Davis, CA 95616
Principal Investigator


Net Squared, Inc. proposes to develop a national-level intrusion detection capability. TrendCenter will create a clearinghouse for tracking attack trends nation wide. Based on anonymous reporting, it differs from traditional command and control style architectures currently used within the military. This will create wider acceptance in the government, commercial, and educational organizations. TrendCenter applies data mining techniques to track trends, identify which attacks are "in the wild", and determine which anomalous events detected at individual sites are not simply anomalies but are part of a new nation-wide pattern. TrendCenter provides value to the country and the DoD by aggregating and performing data mining on reports generated by large numbers of organizations across the country. The results will spot attack trends, detect new attacks, and prioritize fixes system administrators need to make. To create these large numbers, access to TrendCenter, basic intrusion detection tools, and bridges for existing commercial and DoD related IDS tools will be provided free. Net Squared will generate revenue through after market sales of additional products, consulting services, and advertising.