Security tool approved for U.S. military

April 22, 2011 at 11:50 AM
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NORTHPORT, N.Y., April 22 (UPI) -- A security visualization tool from Secure Decisions of New York has received authority to operate on U.S. Department of Defense information systems.

The ATO for MeerCAT-FS was granted under the Department of Defense Information Assurance Accreditation and Certification Process under sponsorship of the Defense Information Systems Agency.

The sponsorship was part of the Naval Research Laboratory's Flying Squirrel Wireless Assessment Tool Suite.

"We worked diligently with NRL to ensure MeerCAT maintains the level of security that DIACAP requires," said Secure Decisions Director Anita D'Amico. "The acquisition of the ATO under DIACAP demonstrates our commitment to provide secure and compliant software for our clients."

MeerCAT-FS is the government off-the-shelf version of Secure Decisions' wireless security visualization tool that is available from NRL for authorized government users. The product was developed in collaboration with NRL to improve the analysis of data collected with NRL's Flying Squirrel wireless discovery application.

Military and intelligence analysts use MeerCAT's visual analytics to better identify suspicious wireless access points near or in government facilities, assess vulnerabilities, and locate wireless vectors.

The ATO that was granted by an independent accrediting authority indicates that MeerCAT-FS has implemented, and is in compliance with, all required information assurance controls.

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