Anat Bremler-Barr

Fast and Secure Networks

Hi, I’m Prof. Anat Bremler- Barr (Hebrew: ענת ברמלר-בר), computer network scientist. My work is motivated by a desire to improve the reliability and efficiency of the Internet. My research delves into the fundamentals of network algorithmics and networking device design, especially virtualized middleboxes (i.e., network functions). More recently, I’ve been focused on the new network challenges caused by the transformations in the Internet of Things and cloud computing. 

I received my PhD in computer science from Tel Aviv University, graduating with distinction. In 2001, I was co-founder and served as chief scientist at Riverhead Networks Inc., a company providing  mitigation   systems from Denial of Service attacks. The company was acquired by Cisco Systems in 2004, at which time I joined the Efi Arazi School of Computer Science at Reichman University (formerly the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya). In 2010, I received a prestigious starting grant from the European Research Council for Deep Packet Inspection of Next Generation Network Devices. I am also the founder and director of the Deepness Lab, which focuses on designing reliable and efficient networks and network devices. In 2023, I joined the Blavatnik School of Computer Science at Tel-Aviv University. 


Academic Activities


Congratulations to Shani Stajnrod for the acceptance of her thesis work, titled “NRDelegationAttack: Complexity DDoS attack on DNS Recursive Resolvers,” at USENIX Security 2023!

July 18, 2023

Our paper “Localhost Detour from Public to Private Networks” won Best Paper CSCML 2023!  Kudos to the graduate students Dor Israeli and Alon Neuhaus !

June 26, 2023

Our new DNS CVE:,

Kudos to Shoham Danino! 

July 7, 2023

Our new paper, It’s Not Where You Are, It’s Where You Are Registered: IoT Location Impact on MUD

was accepted to Applied Networking Research Workshop 2023.







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