Diverting Traffic for Forensics

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United States of America Patent

APP PUB NO 20160050182A1
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14460127

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In one embodiment of a method, system and apparatus for diverting anomalous traffic from a host, the method, system and apparatus are described including detecting malicious traffic and communications by an endpoint agent included in a network host, the malicious traffic and communications directed from the network host to an IP address, the IP address being stored in a reputation database, sending a signal to a central server by a signaling mechanism included in the endpoint agent, the signal indicating detection of traffic directed from the network host to the IP address, the signal triggering creation of a split tunnel virtual private network (VPN) policy on a VPN server controlled by the central server, and receiving instructions at a receiver included in the endpoint agent from the VPN server to join a VPN group.

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CISCO TECHNOLOGY INC170 WEST TASMAN DRIVE SAN JOSE CA 95134-1706

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Edross, Naasief Cary, US 1 4

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