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Brief overview of NTAS Network Traffic Analysis System, a distributed system developed by Dr. Archer.

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Net Centric Enterprise Systems

  1. 1. Net Centric Enterprise Systems
  2. 2. R&D Experience <ul><li>Extensive experience developing systems to meet secure Networking Requirements. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>System Requirements Assessment, Design, Development, Testing and Accreditation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exercise Support and Field testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Operational Deployment and Support </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Flexible, Fast-paced, Iterative Development Cycle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integration and extension of COTS components </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experienced in net-centric and web services focused development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experienced in spiral development and incremental field delivery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deep understanding of COCOM and Theatre Requirements </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Transitioning R&D to Real World Operations <ul><li>Network Traffic Analysis System (NTAS): LocalView/TheaterView - Real Time Performance based Network Management for USFK, PACOM, SOCOM </li></ul><ul><li>RemoteView – One stop shopping for voice and data network performance reports for the entire CENTCOM AOR </li></ul><ul><li>NETWARS Interfaces – Communications Planning and Assessments for COCOMS (JFCOM, JCSE, NORTHCOM, PACOM, USFK), the Services, and Major DoD Programs (JNMS, TCA, JTRS) </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Designed from the ground up as a distributed Net Centric data collection system. Currently operational with ATO. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Set of infrastructure services including a standard database, web access, web services, and internal APIs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated from COTS components and standard libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secure Remote Management (SSH) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collector Agents – </li></ul><ul><li>C++ or Perl Modules that collect data from Network Elements (using SNMP, RMON2, NetFlow) or Flat Files (NetFlow Collector) </li></ul><ul><li>Separate programs posting data to NTAS infrastructures </li></ul>Network Traffic Analysis System <ul><li>Database </li></ul><ul><li>Re-usable Procedure Library for data moderating </li></ul><ul><li>Data Posting </li></ul><ul><li>Secure SOAP/XML interface for exporting data to other systems </li></ul><ul><li>SSL enabled Java Applets viewable from Standard Web Browsers </li></ul>User Appli- cation Network Elements Remote Management Web Clients WAN Probe Data Collectors (C/C++, Java, Perl) RMON2 SNMP NetFlow, Etc. Display Manager IIS 5.0 SOAP XML Java Applets SSL/SSH/PKI NTAS Collector Data Manager MS SQL Server
  5. 5. NTAS LocalView & TheaterView Status Pulls <ul><li>Real-time performance monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Based on USFK Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed Net-Centric data collection </li></ul>GCCS-K Interactive Web Access Drill-Down NETWARS
  6. 6. Sample NTAS Capabilities Circuit Down Bad Crypto Current Circuit Utilization Real Time Circuit Status Average Hourly Utilization High Hourly Utilization Drill Down Web Traffic Workstations Generated 35% of Traffic
  7. 7. NTAS System Architecture Netflow, SNMP SNMP Netflow, SNMP SNMP Netflow, SNMP HTTP, HTTPs, SOAP, SSL SOAP, SSL SOAP, SSL HTTP, HTTPs, SOAP, SSL Cisco Rtr LocalView Browser (IE, NetScape) Javascript HTML PKI Applets HTTP, HTTPs SSL SNMP Collector Perl, ODBC Database (MS SQL) stored procs data transforms Sim’n “Collector” Perl, ODBC Java App’n Server (Tomcat) Java, JDBC Netflow Collector C++, ADO Web Server (IIS) Netflow For-ward SNMP Netflow Servlet Netflow SOAP, SSL HTTP, HTTPs Servlet Requests SNMP Collector Perl, ODBC Database (MS SQL) stored procs data transforms Sim’n “Collector” Perl, ODBC Java App’n Server (Tomcat) localview Collector Perl, ODBC Web Server (IIS) SNMP SOAP, SSL Servlet SOAP, SSL Servlet Requests LocalView Theater View RMON Probe HTTP, HTTPs
  8. 8. Warfighter Support <ul><li>USCENTCOM </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Operation Iraqi Freedom theater instrumentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Theater network visualization (RemoteView) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>USSOCOM </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collecting Configuration, Performance and Traffic information on critical SIPRNET and SCAMPI circuits for HQSOCOM and SOCCENT </li></ul></ul><ul><li>USPACOM </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SOCPAC traffic collection and analytical support for mission circuits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provided TCCC real-time traffic monitoring capability of operational theater ITSDN/Teleport circuit </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CFC/USFK </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supported exercises RSO&I and UFL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provided NTAS real-time network performance monitoring for MARFORPAC and all GCCS-K circuits </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Customer Testimonials <ul><li>USCENTCOM </li></ul><ul><li>“ For the first time detailed theater-wide performance information [is] available to communicators across Southwest Asia, from my headquarters to the TCCC forward and the component commands in the Persian Gulf. This capability is being used daily to solve problems in the field and keep senior communicators informed. [The TIS] team … has made a major contribution to Operation Enduring Freedom and the War Against Terrorism .”   DENNIS C. MORAN Brigadier General, US Army Director of Command and Control Communications and Computer Systems United States Central Command </li></ul><ul><li>SOCCENT   “…the support we got and continue to receive from your folks at DISA/TIS office is outstanding. We used the network performance analysis charts extensively . … We were proactive and able to anticipate network problems during the entire conflict. … This technology and support is worth enhancing to support future conflicts and other communication services.” SOCCENT J6 LTC Santiago in e-mail to MG Bryan </li></ul><ul><li>SOCPAC “This is a great tool and exactly what we need to manage our critical circuits.” “ The greatest thing since sliced bread ” Timothy A. Manning, Lt Col, USAF SOCPAC / J6 </li></ul>
  10. 10. Customer Testimonials (Ctd) <ul><li>CFC/UCFK “The results [using LocalView] were extremely beneficial .  Of note, it allowed us to go back to the component participants, before we even completed the exercise, and clearly show them, with real time system telemetry, how their limited exercise circuits were killing us with chokepoints.  As a result, we are now able to specify minimal bandwidth requirements that the components must meet for future exercises and operations.” Colonel David A. Adams USFK J6 Assistant Chief of Staff, C4 Systems   “It [LocalView] is enhancing our situational awareness accuracy and timeliness as well as influencing our situational understanding and ability to appropriately leverage KIG (TIG) resources; also facilitating our obligation to accurately advise the warfighter on the KIG's ability to support operations.” COL Theodore M Mayer Chief, J6 Operations United States Forces Korea </li></ul><ul><li>MARFORPAC   “Thanks to everyone that supported us over in Korea! NTAS was a hit at the 3-star level . LtGen Gregson loved it! I must get it into our architecture permanently now. “ </li></ul><ul><li>“ This system is GREAT STUFF!!! Would like to see it replace HP OPENVIEW as the network manager in JNMS. “ </li></ul><ul><li>Maj Eric L. Litchfield, USMC USMARFORPAC </li></ul>
  11. 11. Summary <ul><li>Experienced at inserting state-of-the-art technology to meet real world operational requirements. </li></ul><ul><li>Skilled at applying Net Centric principles to complex integration problems </li></ul>