US Patent No: 7,178,166

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Vulnerability assessment and authentication of a computer by a local scanner

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Providing a user with assurance that a computer is secure based on a vulnerability assessment completed by a browser-compatible scanner operating on the computer. If the scanner finds a vulnerability, the scanner can inform the user that the machine is or may be compromised, or repair the vulnerability. For example, the scanner may be able to repair the vulnerability of the workstation. In the alternative, the scanner can provide the scan results to a network server. If the vulnerability assessment shows that the workstation is compromised, or if the possibility of remote compromise is high, the network server can decline to provide network services to the workstation.

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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATIONARMONK, NY47274

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Brass, Philip C Roswell, GA 3 307
Doty, Theodore R Roswell, GA 3 307
Mewett, Scott Holloways Beach, AU 2 217
Taylor, Patrick Atlanta, GA 11 194

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* 7,676,843 Executing applications at appropriate trust levels 21 2004
7,712,048 Task-sensitive methods and systems for displaying command sets 14 2004
7,610,562 Task-sensitive methods and systems for displaying command sets 18 2004
7,512,896 Task-sensitive methods and systems for displaying command sets 16 2004
7,818,677 Single window navigation methods and systems 26 2004
7,779,027 Methods, systems, architectures and data structures for delivering software via a network 19 2004
7,673,227 User interface for integrated spreadsheets and word processing tables 23 2004
7,692,636 Systems and methods for handwriting to a screen 21 2004
7,549,115 System and method for integrated spreadsheets and word processing tables 32 2004
7,506,242 System and method for integrating spreadsheets and word processing tables 8 2004
7,506,243 System and method for integrating spreadsheets and word processing tables 10 2004
* 2005/0125,377 System and method for integrating spreadsheets and word processing tables 28 2004
8,487,879 Systems and methods for interacting with a computer through handwriting to a screen 4 2004
7,712,022 Mutually exclusive options in electronic forms 23 2004
7,721,190 Methods and systems for server side form processing 22 2004
7,509,353 Methods and systems for exchanging and rendering forms 4 2004
7,904,801 Recursive sections in electronic forms 8 2004
7,437,376 Scalable object model 17 2004
7,937,651 Structural editing operations for network forms 11 2005
7,743,063 Methods and systems for delivering software via a network 20 2005
7,689,929 Methods and systems of providing information to computer users 23 2005
7,725,834 Designer-created aspect for an electronic form template 24 2005
8,812,613 Virtual application manager 0 2005
7,908,339 Transaction based virtual file system optimized for high-latency network connections 12 2005
7,543,228 Template for rendering an electronic form 31 2005
8,200,975 Digital signatures for network forms 5 2005
7,664,834 Distributed operating system management 24 2005
7,613,996 Enabling selection of an inferred schema part 29 2005
7,979,856 Network-based software extensions 15 2005
8,001,459 Enabling electronic documents for limited-capability computing devices 7 2005
7,624,086 Pre-install compliance system 32 2006
7,490,109 System and method for offline editing of data files 26 2006
8,898,319 Applications and services as a bundle 0 2006
8,811,396 System for and method of securing a network utilizing credentials 0 2006
8,234,238 Computer hardware and software diagnostic and report system 11 2006
* 7,840,514 Secure virtual private network utilizing a diagnostics policy and diagnostics engine to establish a secure network connection 10 2006
7,900,134 Authoring arbitrary XML documents using DHTML and XSLT 13 2006
8,117,552 Incrementally designing electronic forms and hierarchical schemas 6 2006
8,423,821 Virtual recovery server 7 2006
7,844,686 Warm standby appliance 11 2006
* 8,959,568 Enterprise security assessment sharing 0 2007
* 8,955,105 Endpoint enabled for enterprise security assessment sharing 0 2007
8,413,247 Adaptive data collection for root-cause analysis and intrusion detection 1 2007
7,865,477 System and method for real-time validation of structured data files 14 2007
8,014,976 Secure digital forensics 2 2007
8,645,515 Environment manager 0 2007
8,316,448 Automatic filter generation and generalization 3 2007
8,307,239 Disaster recovery appliance 11 2007
8,175,418 Method of and system for enhanced data storage 10 2007
8,074,217 Methods and systems for delivering software 16 2007
7,971,139 Correlation, association, or correspondence of electronic forms 10 2007
8,122,436 Privacy enhanced error reports 12 2007
7,925,621 Installing a solution 13 2008
8,892,993 Translation file 0 2008
8,136,164 Manual operations in an enterprise security assessment sharing system 1 2008
8,589,323 Computer hardware and software diagnostic and report system incorporating an expert system and agents 0 2008
8,918,729 Designing electronic forms 0 2008
8,910,255 Authentication for distributed secure content management system 0 2008
* 8,739,289 Hardware interface for enabling direct access and security assessment sharing 0 2008
8,689,335 Mapping between users and machines in an enterprise security assessment sharing system 0 2008
8,910,268 Enterprise security assessment sharing for consumers using globally distributed infrastructure 0 2008
8,881,223 Enterprise security assessment sharing for off-premise users using globally distributed infrastructure 0 2008
8,296,178 Services using globally distributed infrastructure for secure content management 2 2008
8,935,742 Authentication in a globally distributed infrastructure for secure content management 0 2008
8,078,960 Rendering an HTML electronic form by applying XSLT to XML using a solution 4 2008
* 8,275,984 TLS key and CGI session ID pairing 0 2008
* 2010/0153,702 TLS KEY AND CGI SESSION ID PAIRING 1 2008
* 8,099,378 Secure virtual private network utilizing a diagnostics policy and diagnostics engine to establish a secure network connection 11 2010
8,745,171 Warm standby appliance 0 2010
8,429,522 Correlation, association, or correspondence of electronic forms 3 2011
8,422,833 Method of and system for enhanced data storage 0 2012
9,092,374 Method of and system for enhanced data storage 0 2014
 
BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (1)
* 8,099,787 Knowledge-based and collaborative system for security assessment of web applications 0 2007
 
CLOUDFLARE, INC. (6)
9,009,330 Internet-based proxy service to limit internet visitor connection speed 0 2010
* 8,850,580 Validating visitor internet-based security threats 1 2011
* 2011/0283,359 Validating Visitor Internet-Based Security Threats 9 2011
* 8,856,924 Mitigating a denial-of-service attack in a cloud-based proxy service 1 2012
8,646,064 Determining the likelihood of traffic being legitimately received at a proxy server in a cloud-based proxy service 0 2012
8,613,089 Identifying a denial-of-service attack in a cloud-based proxy service 2 2012
 
MAZU NETWORKS, LLC (1)
* 7,836,498 Device to protect victim sites during denial of service attacks 2 2001
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (2)
* 2010/0050,263 BROWSER BASED METHOD OF ASSESSING WEB APPLICATION VULNERABILITY 9 2008
8,141,157 Method and system for managing computer security information 8 2009
 
SPIRENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (12)
8,095,983 Platform for analyzing the security of communication protocols and channels 6 2006
* 7,958,560 Portable program for generating attacks on communication protocols and channels 13 2006
8,316,447 Reconfigurable message-delivery preconditions for delivering attacks to analyze the security of networked systems 0 2006
8,074,097 Meta-instrumentation for security analysis 2 2010
9,106,514 Hybrid network software provision 0 2010
8,464,219 Scalable control system for test execution and monitoring utilizing multiple processors 6 2011
8,463,860 Scenario based scale testing 2 2011
8,433,811 Test driven deployment and monitoring of heterogeneous network systems 0 2011
8,359,653 Portable program for generating attacks on communication protocols and channels 0 2011
8,631,499 Platform for analyzing the security of communication protocols and channels 0 2012
8,590,048 Analyzing the security of communication protocols and channels for a pass through device 0 2012
8,972,543 Managing clients utilizing reverse transactions 0 2012
 
STREAMZAP, INC. (2)
* 8,418,062 Control of media centric websites by hand-held remote 1 2005
* 2005/0235,210 Control of media centric websites by hand-held remote 13 2005
 
GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY (1)
* 7,555,778 Minimum-cost network hardening 2 2005
 
Check Point Software Technologies Inc. (1)
7,725,737 System and methodology providing secure workspace environment 12 2005
 
COMPUTER ASSOCIATES THINK, INC. (1)
* 7,788,723 Method and apparatus for identifying computer vulnerabilities using exploit probes and remote scanning 10 2005
 
REDCANNON SECURITY, INC. (1)
8,613,091 Method and apparatus for creating a secure anywhere system 1 2004
 
Mu Dynamics (1)
8,547,974 Generating communication protocol test cases based on network traffic 0 2011
 
SecurityProfiling, LLC (5)
9,117,069 Real-time vulnerability monitoring 0 2013
9,118,708 Multi-path remediation 0 2014
9,118,709 Anti-vulnerability system, method, and computer program product 0 2014
9,100,431 Computer program product and apparatus for multi-path remediation 0 2014
9,118,711 Anti-vulnerability system, method, and computer program product 0 2014
 
PROXIMA THERAPEUTICS, INC. (1)
7,516,399 Structured-document path-language expression methods and systems 21 2004
 
INTELLECTUAL VENTURES II LLC (2)
* 7,383,579 Systems and methods for determining anti-virus protection status 6 2002
* 7,707,636 Systems and methods for determining anti-virus protection status 3 2008
 
AHNLAB, INC. (1)
* 2013/0254,893 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR REMOVING MALICIOUS CODE 0 2011
 
EMC CORPORATION (1)
9,038,178 Detection of malware beaconing activities 0 2012
 
INTEL CORPORATION (1)
* 8,099,786 Embedded mechanism for platform vulnerability assessment 1 2006
 
RPX CORPORATION (2)
* 7,797,752 Method and apparatus to secure a computing environment 10 2003
* 8,595,820 Surround security system 0 2010
 
SYMANTEC CORPORATION (1)
* 8,356,352 Security scanner for user-generated web content 3 2008
 
CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC. (6)
* 8,613,048 Method and apparatus for providing authorized remote access to application sessions 1 2004
8,065,423 Method and system for assigning access control levels in providing access to networked content files 12 2006
8,533,846 Method and system for dynamically associating access rights with a resource 2 2006
8,286,230 Method and apparatus for associating tickets in a ticket hierarchy 1 2010
8,312,261 Method and system for verification of an endpoint security scan 0 2011
8,352,606 Method and system for assigning access control levels in providing access to networked content files 1 2011
 
McAfee, Inc. (15)
* 7,549,168 Network-based risk-assessment tool for remotely detecting local computer vulnerabilities 7 2006
8,862,752 System, method, and computer program product for conditionally preventing the transfer of data based on a location thereof 0 2007
8,793,802 System, method, and computer program product for preventing data leakage utilizing a map of data 0 2007
* 8,086,582 System, method and computer program product for scanning and indexing data for different purposes 3 2007
* 8,671,087 System, method and computer program product for scanning and indexing data for different purposes 0 2011
* 2012/0079,117 SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR SCANNING AND INDEXING DATA FOR DIFFERENT PURPOSES 2 2011
8,793,763 System and method for interfacing with heterogeneous network data gathering tools 1 2011
8,789,140 System and method for interfacing with heterogeneous network data gathering tools 1 2011
* 8,700,767 System and method for network vulnerability detection and reporting 8 2012
* 8,661,126 System and method for network vulnerability detection and reporting 10 2012
* 2012/0144,494 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NETWORK VULNERABILITY DETECTION AND REPORTING 18 2012
* 2012/0144,493 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NETWORK VULNERABILITY DETECTION AND REPORTING 15 2012
8,621,060 System and method for network vulnerability detection and reporting 10 2012
8,615,582 System and method for network vulnerability detection and reporting 12 2012
9,094,434 System and method for automated policy audit and remediation management 0 2013
 
PULSE SECURE, LLC (5)
* 8,001,610 Network defense system utilizing endpoint health indicators and user identity 13 2005
7,882,538 Local caching of endpoint security information 11 2006
7,886,335 Reconciliation of multiple sets of network access control policies 4 2007
8,225,102 Local caching of one-time user passwords 4 2010
8,185,933 Local caching of endpoint security information 0 2011
 
WEBROOT INC. (4)
7,591,016 System and method for scanning memory for pestware offset signatures 4 2005
* 7,571,476 System and method for scanning memory for pestware 5 2005
7,349,931 System and method for scanning obfuscated files for pestware 46 2005
7,971,249 System and method for scanning memory for pestware offset signatures 1 2009
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