Anagran Scores Darpa Deal

Anagran announced that Lockheed Martin selected the company’s flow-based traffic management products

January 20, 2010

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Anagran, Inc., the leading provider of high capacity network traffic management products, today announced that Lockheed Martin selected the company’s flow-based traffic management products to be used in a $31 million Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contract. The project will serve to protect the security of military networks by developing a new Military Network Protocol.

Under the contract, Lockheed Martin's team will develop new cyber assurance procedures to improve security, dynamic bandwidth allocation, and policy-based prioritization at the individual and unit level. The work includes the development router technologies that offer highly secure verification and self configuration capabilities to improve network protection, reduce the need for trained network personnel, and lower overall life cycle costs for military network management.

Anagran will be developing a Network Controller (NC) based on its current FR-1000 flow management product. The NC will support the new Military Network Protocol (MNP) which will permit users and computers to be strongly authenticated, preventing unauthorized use of the network and controlling user priority. This new network security technology will not only be important for the Military, but for Emergency Services and financial services.

“Security against Cyber-Crime and Cyber-War cannot be left totally to patching computer software,” said Dr. Larry Roberts, Founder and CEO of Anagran. “We must start augmenting the network to assist with security. This first step will help by ensuring that we know who is communicating with us and ensure that no-one can overload the network with un-authenticated traffic.”

Anagran Inc.

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