Network Security Controller Scalability Testing

Cryptek, Inc. Computer Science, 2003-04

Liaison(s): Vipul Lugade ’02, Rick Fujiyama ’03, Mike Kono ’72/73
Advisor(s): Geoffrey Kuenning
Students(s): Keith Stevens (PM), Matthew Beaumont-Gay, Victoria Krafft, Alex Popkin

Cryptek, Inc. provides secure communications products for the government and private sectors. Our project is to stress-test a central component of the Cryptek system, the Network Security Controller (NSC), by creating software that mimics the encrypted network traffic from thousands of hardware nodes known as DiamondLinks. We are developing software that will go through an authentication protocol simultaneously for a large number of simulated DiamondLinks, and record the NSC’s performance.