SUNI Project:
Secure and Unified
Network Infrastructure

INCT of the Future Internet
for Smart Cities

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Welcome to SUNI Project

We Develop a Secure Infrastructure for
Internet of Next Generation

The Secure and Unified Network Infrastructure (SUNI) project aims to develop a secure network-infrastructure prototype based on Network Function Virtualization (NFV) technology, using open-source software. The prototype offers efficient and low cost communication, processing and storing ata services for Big Data. The project adopts the open-source OPNFV platform. The expected result is a cloud environment interconnected through the Internet, transparent of the physical machines location. The proposed platform aims to automate network control and configuration by running network function in virtualized environments. We develop a platform prototype to offer management and security virtual network functions, such as intrusion detection systems, firewalls, load balancers, and traffic characterizers. Performance, consistency, orchestration and chaining of network functions are important challenges of this new technology we focus on this project. Another important goal of the proposed platform is the security and the capability of detecting, in real time, security threats in an Internet of Everything (IoE) environment that interconnect billion of devices with serious power and storage restrictions. Moreover, the project aims to develop a real time stream processing system that analyses and detects security threats through machine learning analytics. The expected result is that the new technology will be capable to reduce to minutes the required time to process a great volume of data traffic. We highlight that this project focuses on training high quality human resources on updated technology in strategic areas for the development of the Brazil economy. The project team is composed by the Grupo de Teleinformática e Automação (UFRJ), professor Mauro Sergio Pereira Fonseca (UTFPR), and Anelise Munaretto (UTFPR). The topics correspond to Ph. D. theses, M. Sc. dissertations and graduation final projects of students selected by the project team. This project is funded by CNPq process 428609/2016-3, Universal call 01/2016, R$120.000,00, 36 months of one IC and ATP scholarships.

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Future Internet for

Smart Cities

The Brazilian National Science and Technology Institute (INCT) Program has ambitious and comprehensive goals in national terms as the possibility of mobilizing and aggregating, in an articulated way, the best research groups in frontier areas of science and in strategic areas for the sustainable development of the country; to promote basic and fundamentally competitive international scientific research; to stimulate the development of advanced scientific and technological research associated with applications to promote innovation and entrepreneurship, in close coordination with innovative companies.

The Future Internet will integrate large-scale systems constructed from the composition of thousands of distributed services, while interacting directly with the physical world via sensors and actuators, which compose the Internet of Things. The National Science and Technology Institute (INCT) of the Future Internet for Smart Cities addresses research challenges and initiatives in three fronts: i) Networking and High-Performance Distributed Computing, ii) Software Engineering for the Future Internet, and iii) Analysis and Mathematical Modeling for the Future Internet and Smart Cities. The INCT is coordinated by Fabio Kon (USP) and vice-coordinate. the Grupo de Teleinformática e Automação participates in two sub-projects: Security Operation System and Unified Network Infrastructure.





INCT SOS Project

Security Operation System

The processing, storage, and communication services are converging into a unified infrastructure, in which security is the main concern. This project proposes the Security Operation System (SOS) that provides an integrated traffic monitoring and characterization and a real-time anomaly detection service. SOS is capable of reacting promptly to service outages and security threats. The SOS facilities are: i) real-time traffic monitoring characterization, ii) rapid and efficient anomaly detection, iii) big data acquisition and analysis capability, and iv) tools, procedures and technics automation against security threats. SOS proposes real-time analytics and visualization technics based on open source. The project team is composed of Otto Carlos M. B. Duarte (UFRJ), Carlos Kaminski (UFABC), Fabio Kon (USP) Alfredo Goldman (USP), and Daniel Macêdo Batista (USP).


INCT UNI Project

Unified Network Infrastructure

This project aims to develop a prototype of an unified, open and free network infrastructure based on Network Function Virtualization technology (NFV) that offer an innovative communication service, with processing and storage capabilities, for all users. The project adopts an open source platform (OPNFV) for agility and low CAPEX and OPEX purposes. We expect as a project outcome a cloud environment, accessed and interconnected by the Internet, agnostic to the location of physical machines and able to offer virtual network management and security facilities such as firewalls, traffic characterization tools, and intrusion detection systems. The project team is composed of Otto Carlos M. B. Duarte (UFRJ), Edmundo Roberto Mauro Madeira (Unicamp), Luiz Fernando Bittencourt (Unicamp), Fabio Kon (USP) Alfredo Goldman (USP), and Daniel Macêdo Batista (USP).


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We aim high at being focused on building relationships with our students and community. GTA/UFRJ provides training and services in the area of Communication Systems. The training is aimed at professionals in the areas of Informatics and Telecommunications, such as project managers, designers, analysts, engineers and end users.

The goal is to present these professionals as more new technologies. In addition, it uses its vast experience in the field of consulting, design, implementation, management and maintenance of teleinformatics systems.


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