Perspecta Labs DEDUCE can identify network disruptions under DARPA EdgeCT program

CHANTILLY, Va. Perspecta Inc.'s innovating applied research unit, Perspecta Labs, has received a $5.7 million contract modification for continued work on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Edge-Directed Cyber Technologies for Reliable Mission Communication (EdgeCT) program.

Under the EdgeCT program, Perspecta Labs developed an edge-based system that provides real-time service restoration and situational awareness to defend critical network services against a wide range of network disruptions and cyberattacks; known as Distributed Enclave Defense Using Configurable Edges (DEDUCE).

This additional work will focus on transitioning the DEDUCE system to a more broadly available offering in support of various U.S. government customers. This will provide much-needed visibility into WAN infrastructure problems and the ability to take immediate action and mitigate service outages.

Program testing and independent evaluation show that Perspecta Labs' DEDUCE can identify network disruptions to restore services within seconds, while incorporating customer-specified flow priorities and information delivery deadlines. DEDUCE can install on a wide variety of form-factor equipment at the network edge. Its graphical user interface and analytics provide real-time situational awareness and detailed characterizations to facilitate diagnosis and repair.