Innovative Technology for Secure Cloud Computing

Period of Performance: 07/24/2013 - 02/24/2014


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Metronome Software, LLC
25241 Paseo De Alicia Ste 200
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Principal Investigator


Metronome and Raytheon propose the development of our Stratus Guardian System (SGS) technology in support of the Government’s critical need for “new innovative solutions to protect applications and data pushed to the cloud computing environment by authorized entities from being exploited or captured by adversaries present in the cloud”. SGS incorporates the following innovative software-based features: Hypervisor Security - providing trusted virtual machines for enterprise-grade cloud platforms through a Secure Hypervisor Architecture that offers Mandatory Access Control (MAC), referencing monitor design, and virtual resource isolation protection; Virtual Machine Encryption - providing both secure Data-At-Rest (DAR) and Data-In-Transit (DIT) through Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) protection that are suitable for classified operations; Network Virus/Malware Protection - providing comprehensive cloud-based virus and malware detection capabilities; Multi-Faceted Intrusion Detection - providing an Intrusion Detection System (IDS) against malicious activities that is modified for virtualized networking environments; and Active Virtual Network Defense - providing a comprehensive set of active networking defense mechanisms based on virtual switching, allowing for shielding virtual domains against adversarial penetration and exploitation.