Metova CyberCENTS Granted Patent for Cyber Attack Engine

Cabot, AR, Feb. 24, 2016 – Metova CyberCENTS®, a leader in cybersecurity simulation and training, today announced their Myrmidon Attack Framework was granted U.S. Patent No. 9,246,768 covering Systems and Methods for a Simulated Network Attack Generator. Specific innovations patented include: bot-based attacks, attribution to virtual users on the network, event and scenario creation and storing, automatic execution, as well as the actual effects the framework has on a network. The patent was formally submitted on June 18, 2009 making Myrmidon technology the first to market and CENTS® the first commercial platform to offer this unique type of cyber-training capabilities.


Cutting-Edge Technology Covers Innovative “Systems and Methods for a Simulated Network Attack Generator”


“The addition of this patent to our growing portfolio of intellectual property supports our unparalleled cyber-training tools,” said Bill Dunn, president of Metova CyberCENTS. “Whether you are a government entity looking to test and hone your cyber capabilities, a private company seeking to build and test cybersecurity measures, or an educational institution focused on training next-generation cyber defenders, we provide the tools, training and testing necessary to attain the highest level of cybersecurity preparedness available.”

Metova CyberCENTS Cyber Operations Enhanced Network and Training Simulator (CENTS®) and SLAM-R® Cyber Range technology provide an electronic environment that simulates a real world computer and network workspace providing a safe learning space for Cyber professionals to train and learn how to defend a network. In use throughout the Department of Defense, state, local governments and universities, the CENTS platform and the SLAM-R appliance brings a cyber range to life providing a robust environment for evaluating new equipment, validating operating procedures and testing personnel proficiency – all while greatly improving a company or organization’s posture against ever growing concerns.


Metova CyberCENTS Patents Include:

  • Metova Federal, LLC; Patent No.: US9,246,768, January 26, 2016 – Systems and Methods for a Simulated Network Attack Generator.
  • Metova Federal, LLC; Patent No.: US8,751,629, June 10, 2014 – Systems and Methods for Automated Building of a Simulated Network Environment.
  • Metova Federal, LLC; Patent No.: US8,532,970 B2, September 10, 2013 – Systems and Methods for Network Monitoring and Analysis of a Simulated Network.
  • Additional Patents Pending 2009-2016 through the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
  • CYNTRS®, HOTSIM®, RGI®, VCCE®, SLAM-R®, and CyberCENTS® are registered trademarks of Metova Federal, LLC through the USPTO



Using state-of-the-art training simulators much like those used by fighter pilots, CENTS® was developed in 2006 to support cyber training and operations for the US Air Force. Following a decade of success and continual refinement, today CENTS® is the pre-eminent product portfolio for preparing cyber operators to detect and defend against malicious actors. CENTS® provides a powerful, realistic, risk-free simulated environment for training, developing and testing response actions to routine, zero-day, and catastrophic events.



Metova is a privately held Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and is a leading technology company creating world-class apps and technology services for customers ranging from government entities to Fortune 500 companies and startups. Metova provides solutions for organizations such as the Department of State, Department of Defense, and hundreds of commercial entities. Metova provides services that include Cybersecurity, Cyberspace Operations, Defense, Information Technology Services, RFID, and application development.