Solana Networks Presents at DHS Cybersecurity Conference in Washington

Ottawa, ON – 
Mar 29, 2019

Solana Networks was among the presenters at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Innovation Showcase held March 18-20 in Washington.  The Showcase is a unique event for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) to introduce innovative projects

At the conference, Solana Networks announced the availability of its TrafficWiz solution for classifying encrypted network traffic.

Solana's presentation highlighted the fact that traffic encryption ensures content privacy for individuals, companies and government. However, its proliferation has caused major challenges for many sectors that legitimately rely on network traffic identification to accomplish critical business activities.  Communication service providers (CSPs) have already been impacted by encrypted traffic and are no longer able to accurately differentiate their offerings to subscribers and ensure suitable quality-of-service, negatively impacting potential revenues.  In the presence of encryption, Law Enforcement Agencies undertaking lawful intercept activities face an enormous challenge to identify, extract and share “data of interest” from the aggregated traffic - and face increased costs due to unnecessary network traffic storage and additional staff for analysis.

TrafficWiz was developed specifically to operate in the presence of encrypted traffic. Leveraging machine learning algorithms with high classification accuracy, Solana’s solution restores visibility, efficiency and cost savings for all impacted sectors.

The 800 attendees included government, industry technology implementers including chief information security officers, pilot and testing partners, investors, angel funders, and other potential market transition partners.