Interference to wireless networks comes in many different forms. Unintentional interference from other networks or local machinery can wreak havoc to a network if not quickly mitigated, while nefarious interference, from a bad actor, may appear to be normal but instead cause outages that exponentially get worse as time goes on. The OmniSIG® software leverages machine learning techniques designed to learn what is good and what is bad and to detect and classify everything in an instant. From misconfigured equipment that is emitting out-of-band interference to a nation-state actor attempting to exfiltrate information via standard wireless protocols, OmniSIG® can quickly identify interference and signal behavior that is out of the ordinary so you spend less time determining what is wrong and more time with a working network.
Communication networks for both commercial telecommunication networks and defense are modes that are extremely agile, allowing communications to move around the frequency domain optimizing capacity when users are present. These systems require components that can quickly and accurately detect whether or not signals are present in their current channel and what channels are free around them. The OmniSIG® software not only provides these systems with the basic ability to see if channels are occupied but also provides critical information about the current signals in the environment. Knowing the type of signal in the current channel or in a potential frequency channel allows for more sophisticated decision-making to occur that will improve capacity or simply make the network more robust to a very dynamic environment. Current systems detect only the presence of a signal or a simplistic “primary/secondary” user class, which limits the actions of a dynamic system. The OmniSIG® software can be integrated with existing radio systems and provides the signal type of all signals in the band, in milliseconds, giving the dynamic system an immediate wideband view and the ability to act based upon the signal type, not just the presence of a signal.
Wireless threats come in many different forms and have begun to evolve into more sophisticated threats at a high rate over the last couple of years. It is no longer the case that wireless threats are restricted to common WIFI, Bluetooth, and Cellular frequency bands. Whether it is an unauthorized IoT device in a secure area or a highly sophisticated attack on critical wireless infrastructure, the OmniSIG® software is able to power threat detections systems giving them not only the ability to immediately detect threats, even if they are unknown signals, but also the ability to evolve to keep pace with the increasingly complex threat environment. OmniSIG®’s industry-standard output format directly interfaces with common analytics tools such as Splunk and Kibana so leveraging existing analytics that is already used for network monitoring can be easily combined with OmniSIG®’s view of the wireless environment to get a holistic picture of the environment bringing out threats that may not have otherwise been seen.