TDI recognizes that as information assurance continues it transformation from a human art into a more robust science discipline, R&D efforts become an indispensable and even vital part of the fields' success, and its social and commercial acceptance. In late 2003, TDI established its own Research & Development (R&D) arm - informally known as Arx Labs. The labs mission is to push forward the edge of information assurance research in order to both enhance the success of the company and also contribute to the security community knowledge domain. Arx Labs has produced a number of production-ready and prototype-stage technological artifacts mainly geared towards the computer security industry.
The flagship product of Arx Labs is Arudius – an advanced framework for information security assessments, penetration testing and vulnerability analysis. The first version of Arudius was released in 2006 and in just one year it became the most downloaded security tool of its kind. Another tool (NeWBIE) based on the same foundation as Arudius became the most popular open-source tool at the 2006 CeBIT tech show in Hanover (Germany). Yet another very successful effort of Arx Labs was a team effort with IBM and Yahoo that resulted in a widely publicized product featured on CNN and BusinessWeek. In 2007, TDI developed a tool based on the advanced search technology OmniFind developed by IBM/Yahoo whose principal goal is to detect and extract sensitive/classified data in large unstructured data repositories like corporate intranets or public websites. Examples of such sensitive/classified data include Social Security Numbers (SSN), financial data, medical data, copyrighted data, government sensitive data, etc. Since the success of those three tools, Arx Labs has developed a number of other tools related to information security specifically, and hardware and Operating System platforms in general. All of the above mentioned tools are available for download.
Security Threat Meter
Keeping a pulse of relevant security threats, this tool graphically displays them to keep you in the know.
Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Analysis tools geared for security professionals supporting Linux.
Designed to search the most trusted and specialized security resources on the web for any cyber security topic.
TDI's version of a fast, secure, and highly portable Unix-like Open Source operating system.
Light-weight, fully featured OS designed to run on embedded devices; "SAN" and "VPN" allow secure storage.
TDI has packaged a number of VMWare virtual appliances using the open-source development stack.
Research & Publications
TDI is on the edge of information assurance research, contributing to the security community knowledge domain.
A true sign of Cyber-Security, the Webseal is used to signify websites and applications that have endured the strict security assessments of TDI.