Mitre Releases Info Security Prototypes

Mitre Corp., Bedford, Mass., has made several of its information security tools available for licensing on a nonexclusive basis.

Mitre developed these tools through work in its federally funded research and development centers, as well as under its own independent R&D program.

The most recent licensing agreement was signed with Harris Corp., Melbourne, Fla., for Mitre's analysis of networked

systems security risks software.

Originally designed to protect and

secure U.S. government computer networks, the software has been re-engineered for Harris' family of network security products.

Other technology that has been released includes Egressor and Spitfire. Egressor is a tool that allows companies to check the configuration of their Internet point-of-presence router. Spitfire was developed as a prototype operator workstation for network intrusion detection system operators. Since its release, it has been downloaded by more than 30 organizations in the government, the commercial sector and academia.

"The goal of our technology transfer program is to ensure that Mitre technology is broadly applied for the benefit of our government sponsors and the public," said Gerard Eldering, Mitre's director of technology transfer.


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