METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETECTING OPERATING SYSTEMS RUNNING ON NODES IN COMMUNICATION NETWORK

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APP PUB NO 20130332456A1
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13885120

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Fingerprinting operating systems running on nodes in a communication network. Responsive to obtaining an event to be analyzed with respect to a given node, generating a group of two or more OS profiles matching the event; generating a sufficient set of one or more significant events, i.e. events obtained in order to identify, among the matching OS profiles in the generated group, the OS profile uniquely characterizing the OS running on the given node; upon obtaining a significant event from the given node, generating a new group of one or more matching OS profiles, wherein said new group is generated in accordance with said obtained significant event and at least, with one event previously analyzed with respect to the given node; and identifying the OS running on the given node with the help of said generated new group of one or more matching OS profiles.

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MCAFEE INC2821 MISSION COLLEGE BOULEVARD SANTA CLARA CA 95054

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Arkin, Ofir Petach Tikva, IL 17 226

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