OpenService wins Air Force grant for security response software

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., 8 August 2005. OpenService, Inc. announces the receipt of a Phase 1 contract from The Department of Defense (DoD) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to support collaborative research with the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Research Labs.

Aug 8th, 2005

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., 8 August 2005. OpenService, Inc. announces the receipt of a Phase 1 contract from The Department of Defense (DoD) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to support collaborative research with the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Research Labs.

The Air Force Research Labs will work with OpenService to use the company's security information management and event correlation expertise to develop a more effective incident response decision aid (irDA) that will guide Level I operators in the analysis, verification, notification and remediation of security incidents. The belief net-based irDA will fuse the outputs of security threat manager with other in-context digital evidence and recommend the optimal course of action to the operator.

The research is based on OpenService's Security Management Center (SMC) suite. It includes two distinct but related modules: Security Threat Manager (STM) 3.5 for real-time network security event management and correlation, and Security Log Manager (SLM) for real-time security compliance reporting and analysis.

"The development of the irDA will improve the risk posture of DoD by giving intelligent guidance to operators under pressure during cyber-attacks on the country's military infrastructure," said Ted Joseph, CEO of OpenService. "This contract applies our technology and expertise to a demanding military environment with vital national security implications, and confirms OpenService's capabilities of our threat management technologies and expertise."

The purpose of DoD's SBIR program is to harness the innovative talents of the nation's small technology companies for U.S. military and economic strength.

The SBIR program, funded at approximately $1.079 billion in FY 2005, is made up of 10 participating components: Army, Navy, Air Force, Missile Defense Agency (MDA), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Chemical Biological Defense (CBD), Special Operations Command (SOCOM), Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), and the Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD).

The Small Business Innovation Research program funds early-stage R&D at small technology companies and is designed to stimulate technological innovation, increase private sector commercialization of federal R&D, increase small business participation in federally funded R&D and foster participation by minority and disadvantaged firms in technological innovation

OpenService is the leader in real-time security management software. The company helps global enterprises and government organizations turn deployed security systems into effective enterprise protection. OpenService's enterprise management software solutions employ highly distributed architectures to collect, monitor, consolidate and correlate millions of network and security events per day, in real time.

OpenService's software solutions provide a blended view of security and network metrics to effectively manage threats and prove legislative standards compliance. Enterprise customers using OpenService's software solutions include Argonne National Labs, Citigroup, Connexion by Boeing, Sonnenschein Nath and Rosenthal, Verizon, Visa, and many others in the Fortune 500. For more information, see www.openservice.com.

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