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NYIT Receives Multi-Million Dollar Donation from Lumeta Corporation for Cyber Security Program

IPsonar to be used as a teaching tool in training students to defend organizations against cyber attacks

Old Westbury, N.Y.(March 16, 2010)- New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) received a multi-million dollar donation of services, hardware, and software systems from Lumeta Corporation, a leading provider of network discovery solutions for enterprise and government agencies, to support its Center for Network and Information Security.

Following the events of Sept. 11, 2001, NYIT received a federal grant to build a new cyber security lab for the purpose of meeting the growing need for students trained to defend private organizations and government agencies against cyber attacks. Lumeta has donated its IPsonar network solutions system, an unlimited scanning license, and five years of maintenance and training support to be used in conjunction with these efforts.

“As our students and faculty probe the constantly growing threat of cyber attacks on both private and public sector organizations, it is important that we use the same systems that security experts have deployed within large companies and government agencies,” said Ayat Jafari, Ph.D., chair of NYIT’s Department of Engineering and Computer Science. “We are grateful to Lumeta, as its IPsonar application will serve as a valuable, state-of-the-art tool for NYIT student and faculty as they conduct research and independent network security projects.”

With IPsonar, students will analyze the connectivity between assets and networks, uncover risk patterns, and automate the enforcement of network policies as they research ways to improve cyber security and uncover new threats.

“With our network discovery system deployed at most of the U.S. government’s top agencies and many Fortune 500 companies, we believe it is important for cyber security students to receive hands-on experience with IPsonar,” said Michael Markulec, chief operating officer at Lumeta. “We are proud to provide one of the nation’s leading cyber security educational centers with our system.”

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