The Advanced Network Technologies Division (ANTD) provides expertise in Network Science and Engineering. It develops knowledge about networks to understand their complexity and inform their future design. It seeks to discover and understand common principles and fundamental structures underlying networks and their behaviors. It studies the processes underlying networks evolution and the paradigms for network engineering to enhance their efficiency, reliability, security, and robustness. ANTD remains very active in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) where it participates in the development of network protocols and algorithms, studies system issues in interoperability of communication networks, and actively transitions the lessons learned to industrial partners for commercialization.
It responds to national priorities with programs in Internet Infrastructure Protection, Cloud Computing, Next Generation Internet (NGI), and several joint-projects such as Smart Grid, Smart Manufacturing, and Localization.
ANTD has recently extended its NGI program to include Software-Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization projects, and initiated new programs in Information Centric Networking, High Performance Networking, and Internet of Things (IoT).
ANTD's High Assurance Domains Project provides recommendations for deployment and configuration of state-of-the-art email security technologies to detect and prevent phishing attacks and other malicious email messages. Most of these new technologies rely on publishing email infrastructure-related information in the security-enhanced Domain Name System (DNSSec).
ANTD's Software Defined and Virtual Networks Project is researching extensions to Software-Designed Network (SDN) technology to enable programmable, reconfigurable measurement in large-scale networks and the application of SDN to enable new approaches to security in IoT networks.