Multi-Year Award to Support Development of Methods to Simplify
Identification of Potential Network Security Threats
ISLANDIA, NY, Aug. 21 /CNW/ - CA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CA) today announced that
CA Labs has received an $815,000 research award from the U.S. Department of
Homeland Security's (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate to drive
innovation in network traffic flow analysis. Together with research partner
Dalhousie University of Halifax, Canada, CA Labs will explore new methods for
visualizing massive quantities of network data, enabling the extraction of
vital information from network traffic patterns which can accelerate the
identification of potential security threats.
CA was one of thirteen organizations, out of 700 registrants, to receive
an award under S&T Directorate's recent Broad Agency Announcement (BAA 07-09).
Upon completion of the research, CA Labs expects to deliver an innovative
visualization framework that will be deployed within DHS and also released to
the open source community.
"CA is committed to advancing technology research in areas of strategic
importance to our company and to our nation," said Gabby Silberman, senior
vice president of CA Labs. "Through CA Labs, we partner with both internal and
external organizations to further innovation in enterprise IT management. We
engage with academia, professional associations, industry standards bodies,
customers and partners to explore novel products and emerging technologies. We
are pleased to receive this important award from the U.S. Department of
Under the award program, the U.S. government fosters the creation of new
security technology for the protection of the U.S. cyber infrastructure. For
CA Labs, the award will fund the delivery of a visualization framework that
can easily present vast amounts of network information to facilitate security
analysis across large, distributed networks.
CA Labs, established in 2005 to strengthen relationships between research
communities and CA, conducts advanced research in areas related to enterprise
IT management. Examples of current research projects include: data mining for
role-based access control; autonomic web service management; and knowledge
management processes and modeling.
CA (NASDAQ: CA) is the world's leading independent IT management software
company. With CA's Enterprise IT Management (EITM) vision and expertise,
organizations can more effectively govern, manage and secure IT to optimize
business performance and sustain competitive advantage. For more information,
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