Promia Intelligent Agent Security Manager (IASM) with 3-D Global Asset Viewer

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Promia delivers global asset visualization and management for all devices connected to US Navy Fleet networks. This improves efficiency and security while reducing costs.

Promia, Inc., developer of the Intelligent Agent Security Manager (IASM) family of Security Incident Management products, announced availability today of the new software version 1.2.2 upgrade to its family of products.

The upgrade includes the new 3-D IASM Asset Viewer. It uses flexible and powerful user-defined visualization components showing all communicating network devices, including OS versions and patch levels, device and application status, ports in use, and other related information over globally interconnected networks. It also displays attempted attacks in a rapidly comprehensible view suitable to the needs of the U.S. Navy and other branches of the U.S. Department of Defense.

A new version of the Promia Network Security Event Sensor (NSES) is also included in the upgrade. It is capable of monitoring 4 x 1Gb network segments to track asset information and security events with anomaly and pattern matching analysis. The system includes a "fishbowl" function that locally saves an Ethernet / IP packet snapshot of network traffic in the period before during and after each identified attack, anomaly or suspicious event. An alert is sent to the enclave server grid, notifying analysts of the event and associated snapshot for remote investigation.

IASM analytic capabilities have also been enhanced to increase operator ease of use and faster understanding of the electronic terrain. The analytic model has been redesigned with a focus on data reduction, context-based anomaly assessment, semantic labeling and faster performance. Significant improvements have been made in reducing the amount of information operators need to see to perform their duties, while improving overall accuracy, processing volume and speed. IASM version 1.2.2 was specifically engineered to address field operator comments based on operation of the deployed version.

Enhanced syslog processing capabilities have been included at the sensor level with a new adaptive parser to handle merged log files with free form record formats from firewalls, routers, host logs and other network devices. The distributed aspect of the IASM architecture, with intelligence at the sensor agent level, allows processing of very high volumes of data across all tiers of the grid.    

The IASM system is designed to be implemented in a hierarchical multi-tier network grid with heterogeneous sensors and local (including ship), theatre and global security enclave servers. Its purpose is to track device and application status, misuse, malicious events, mis-configured equipment and unauthorized access in order to help manage policy over complex data networks. IASM collects and consolidates security-relevant events from Promia sensors, host logs, routers, firewalls, network appliances, applications, and network security devices and accurately analyzes the events to detect, validate, manage, and automatically respond to security incidents.

Promia IASM 6100 has been validated at Common Criteria EAL 3+ level, approved in the DITSCAP accreditation process and passed the U.S. Navy Shock and Vibration testing for shipboard deployment. IASM model 6100 requires 6U of space in a standard rack, while the IASM 3100 unit requires only 4U. Both appliances run the new 1.2.2 software upgrade, which is being installed in existing IASM units this summer in U.S. Navy Network Operating Centers (NOCs) worldwide.

Promia Senior Network Engineer Mike Donham, stated “We are proud to provide tools that have were designed to specifically address the needs of the Navy NOC personnel.” Promia Senior Network Engineer Paul Robello also explained “The IASM Asset Viewer will bring a fresh new perspective to any network.”

About Promia, Incorporated

Promia is a provider, developer, and researcher of sophisticated network and data security products to the U.S. Government, focused on data visualization and network protection of the Department of Defense’s communication-centric Global Information Grid. In collaboration with government research organizations, Promia developed and deployed a series of highly sophisticated hardened appliances, utilizing multiple advanced approaches of knowledge engineering, artificial intelligence, and statistical analysis to collect, fuse, and analyze data in real-time to detect asset status, threatened data corruption, policy infractions and aberrant and anomalous behavior over complex networks. Promia is based in San Francisco, with offices in Princeton NJ, Davis, CA and Linthicum, MD.

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