Introspective Network’s Smoke Confidential Receives Technology Readiness Level 7 from the USAF

BROOMFIELD, CO — Jan. 4th, 2017 — Introspective Network’s Smoke Confidential has received a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of 7 “System prototype demonstration in an operational environment” from the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) Information Directorate at Rome, NY .  Based on the Department of Defense definitions, TRL 7 is established as “Prototype near or at planned operational system.”

“This assessment confirms that Introspective Networks is producing user-ready products that can address the need to communicate sensitive information very securely while on the go, a long-standing challenge for large organizations that deal with critical information,” said Brig Gen (Ret.) Ian Dickinson, USAF, a member of Introspective Networks’ Board of Directors.

Introspective Network’s Smoke Confidential messenger is a next generation messenger service built on patented STOP technology enabling polymorphic data encryption and networking.  These methods provide a fully secure, Moving Target Defense (MTD) against not only current hacking techniques but also the rapidly approaching threat of quantum computing attacks.

“Introspective Networks Streaming Transmission One-time-pad Protocol (STOP), is a cyber security technique to protect data in motion like no other available today,” said Anthony Thompson, Founder and President of Introspective Networks.  “STOP provides MTD (Moving Target Defense) using multiple layers of techniques that shifts data in both time and space in a way that is unpredictable. This Moving Target Defense method combine with One Time Pad encryption provides the most secure protection available for data in motion. It completely defeats all known data capture, injection and encryption cracking techniques.”

Smoke Confidential messenger is available today via the Apple App Store and Google Play. By leveraging STOP and additional patented technologies, Introspective Networks is expanding its product portfolio to File Transfer (including voice and video) point-to-point connections as well as a Virtual Private Network capability to provide an efficient way to protect an entire network of systems quickly and easily.  

“In addition to retail availability, Introspective Networks’ ability to offer customized white label messenger apps leveraging STOP technology creates another unique and compelling option for our partners” said Zach Nebergall SVP of Business Development.  “This allows customers that want to use our technology but need to retain their own branding for their communication products to do so”

The cost of cybercrime continues to grow rapidly and average losses to companies globally are greater than $9.5 million annually according to a study by the Ponemon Institute.  Moreover, the NSA has warned that quantum computing could render current encryption defenses obsolete in the next few years driving additional urgency for next-generation network and data security solutions like those developed by Introspective Networks.

“Introspective Networks robust portfolio of intellectual property has driven interest from a number of customer verticals and has been key in attracting early traction with anchor customers” said Scott Reardon Managing Director – Finance of Introspective Networks.



Introspective Networks (IN) is a Cybersecurity company focusing on securing data in the network and automating knowledge work to decrease vulnerability points to critical infrastructure. With the patented Streaming Transmission One-time-pad Protocol (STOP), IN is on the threshold of rewriting the rules for network encryption.

STOP leverages symmetric encryption and patented technology, impervious to current data collection techniques combined with “port hopping”.  Port hopping is akin to frequency hopping – a technique for hiding radio transmissions.


The automation is handled by our patented Processing Units for Multi-Agent Systems (PUMAS). PUMAS is a fully architected solution that allows business ecosystems to grow in complexity and scale quickly and easily.  PUMAS is a simple, consolidated stack that removes the madness of multi-vendor integration.  Introspective is positioning to be  THE cloud-based platform of the IoT space. When combined with STOP, a next generation data protection for network data an industrial level cloud platform is created for the Internet of Things.