French SME Montimage is one of the consortium partners and counts with a remarkable track record in R&D so far

Montimage is a French company created in 2004, established in Paris and specialised in the design and development of complex communicating systems. They develop tools for testing and monitoring networks, applications and services. Montimage counts with a product portfolio consisting  of best-in-class network security tools.

Of special interest is its framework, called MMT (Montimage Monitoring Tool), which started to be commercialized in 2013, and was the result of previous developments resulting from research and industrial projects.

Montimage counts with a wide trajectory in research and innovation. They have been part of 15 Horizon 2020 projects (like PRECINCT, INSPIRE-5Gplus, SANCUS)  and dedicate important efforts to R&D.

A remarkable team of experts will be leading one of the use cases in SPATIAL, with the goal to improve explainability, resilience and performance of cybersecurity analysis of 5G/4G/IoT networks.


Principal Investigators

Edgardo Montes de Oca graduated both as a Computer and Electronics engineer in 1985 from Paris XI, Orsay and DEA in Computers from Paris VI, Jussieu in 1986. He started out as CEO of Plurar, a company offering software development and database mining services. He then worked as research engineer and project leader in Euriware, Alcatel Research centre in Marcoussis and in Ericsson’s Research centre in Massy. In 2004, he founded MONTIMAGE, and is currently its CEO. His main interests are cyber threat intelligence; designing innovative tools to test and monitor applications and telecommunication protocol exchanges; and, the development of software solutions with strong performance and security requirements. He also has very good experience in managing companies and associations, acting as Value-Added Reseller, and particularly in setting up national/international collaborations (research and public tenders). He has published more than 30 papers, book chapters and patents. He is a board member of the 5GPP WGs (SME and TMKV), the French System@tic’s cluster Telecom Pilot Committee, Diss. & Exploit. WP leader in INSPIRE-5Gplus project, and ENISA’s AdHoc Workgroup on Enterprise security. He acts as MONTIMAGE’s representative in the project.


Vinh Hoa La received in 2012 his engineering degree in Information and Communication Systems at Hanoi University of Science and Technology (Vietnam) and the Master degree at UPMC-Paris 6 in 2013. In 2016, he was honoured with the title Doctorate of Telecom SudParis / Univeristy Paris Saclay. His research interests include Security Monitoring, IoT/Sensors Network Security, Intrusion and Security Violation Detection, Root Cause Analysis and Evasion techniques. He leads MONTIMAGE’s research efforts in SPATIAL.

How did you start/join/enrol in SPATIAL?

Montimage has worked with several of the consortium members in the past to improve the resilience and efficiency of mobile networks. The company is particularly interested in the use of Machine Learning techniques for the classification and detection of security breaches based on behaviour analysis. Making these techniques robust is a major concern for the company.

What are your expectations in a project of this nature?

Montimage will exploit the results of the project to improve the trustworthiness and explainability of the Machine Learning techniques used in its security monitoring and management framework (MMT).

What can the research community expect from SPATIAL?

The results of the SPATIAL project will bring important innovations that will be applied and evaluated in real industrial settings provided by Montimage. The company adheres to an open source business model to allow researchers to profit from the advances, and investigate their improvement and use in different network environments (IoT/5G/6G) and management paradigms (e.g., Zero-touch network and Service Management, Network Function Virtualization).

Where do you see SPATIAL results in 10 years?

SPATIAL results will be adopted and industrialised to enable trustworthy Artificial Intelligence-based cybersecurity that addresses the ethical requirements required by an open and human-centered society.