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, NY76218

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Brass, Philip C Roswell, GA 4 265
Doty, Theodore R Roswell, GA 4 265
Mewett, Scott Holloways Beach, AU 2 171
Taylor, Patrick Atlanta, GA 11 157

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8,510,843 Security status and information display system 0 2011
8,505,095 System and method for monitoring and analyzing multiple interfaces and multiple protocols 1 2011
8,365,252 Providing access levels to services based on mobile device security state 0 2011
8,381,303 System and method for attack and malware prevention 0 2011
8,745,739 System and method for server-coupled application re-analysis to obtain characterization assessment 0 2012
8,752,176 System and method for server-coupled application re-analysis to obtain trust, distribution and ratings assessment 0 2012
8,655,307 System and method for developing, updating, and using user device behavioral context models to modify user, device, and application state, settings and behavior for enhanced user security 0 2012
8,683,593 Server-assisted analysis of data for a mobile device 0 2013
8,561,144 Enforcing security based on a security state assessment of a mobile device 0 2013
8,826,441 Event-based security state assessment and display for mobile devices 0 2013
8,682,400 Systems and methods for device broadcast of location information when battery is low 0 2013
8,635,109 System and method for providing offers for mobile devices 0 2013
8,825,007 Systems and methods for applying a security policy to a device based on a comparison of locations 0 2013
8,774,788 Systems and methods for transmitting a communication based on a device leaving or entering an area 0 2013
 
MAXSP CORPORATION (16)
8,812,613 Virtual application manager 0 2005
7,908,339 Transaction based virtual file system optimized for high-latency network connections 9 2005
7,664,834 Distributed operating system management 14 2005
7,624,086 Pre-install compliance system 26 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 8 2006
7,840,514 Secure virtual private network utilizing a diagnostics policy and diagnostics engine to establish a secure network connection 7 2006
8,423,821 Virtual recovery server 4 2006
7,844,686 Warm standby appliance 8 2006
8,645,515 Environment manager 0 2007
8,307,239 Disaster recovery appliance 7 2007
8,175,418 Method of and system for enhanced data storage 6 2007
8,589,323 Computer hardware and software diagnostic and report system incorporating an expert system and agents 0 2008
8,099,378 Secure virtual private network utilizing a diagnostics policy and diagnostics engine to establish a secure network connection 6 2010
8,745,171 Warm standby appliance 0 2010
8,422,833 Method of and system for enhanced data storage 0 2012
 
MCAFEE, INC. (8)
7,549,168 Network-based risk-assessment tool for remotely detecting local computer vulnerabilities 0 2006
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
8,700,767 System and method for network vulnerability detection and reporting 0 2012
8,661,126 System and method for network vulnerability detection and reporting 2 2012
8,621,060 System and method for network vulnerability detection and reporting 2 2012
8,615,582 System and method for network vulnerability detection and reporting 2 2012
 
CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC. (6)
8,613,048 Method and apparatus for providing authorized remote access to application sessions 0 2004
8,065,423 Method and system for assigning access control levels in providing access to networked content files 8 2006
8,533,846 Method and system for dynamically associating access rights with a resource 0 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 0 2011
 
JUNIPER NETWORKS, INC. (5)
8,001,610 Network defense system utilizing endpoint health indicators and user identity 9 2005
7,882,538 Local caching of endpoint security information 8 2006
7,886,335 Reconciliation of multiple sets of network access control policies 1 2007
8,225,102 Local caching of one-time user passwords 2 2010
8,185,933 Local caching of endpoint security information 0 2011
 
MU DYNAMICS, INC. (5)
8,095,983 Platform for analyzing the security of communication protocols and channels 4 2006
7,958,560 Portable program for generating attacks on communication protocols and channels 11 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
8,590,048 Analyzing the security of communication protocols and channels for a pass through device 0 2012
 
SPIRENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (5)
8,464,219 Scalable control system for test execution and monitoring utilizing multiple processors 3 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
 
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 4 2005
7,349,931 System and method for scanning obfuscated files for pestware 33 2005
7,971,249 System and method for scanning memory for pestware offset signatures 1 2009
 
CLOUDFLARE, INC. (2)
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 1 2012
 
INTELLECTUAL VENTURES II LLC (2)
7,383,579 Systems and methods for determining anti-virus protection status 3 2002
7,707,636 Systems and methods for determining anti-virus protection status 3 2008
 
PREVENTSYS, INC. (2)
8,793,763 System and method for interfacing with heterogeneous network data gathering tools 0 2011
8,789,140 System and method for interfacing with heterogeneous network data gathering tools 0 2011
 
RPX CORPORATION (2)
7,797,752 Method and apparatus to secure a computing environment 8 2003
8,595,820 Surround security system 0 2010
 
SCA IPLA HOLDINGS INC. (2)
7,328,453 Systems and methods for the prevention of unauthorized use and manipulation of digital content 28 2002
8,117,667 Systems and methods for the prevention of unauthorized use and manipulation of digital content 1 2008
 
AVAYA INC. (1)
8,707,395 Technique for providing secure network access 0 2005
 
BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (1)
8,099,787 Knowledge-based and collaborative system for security assessment of web applications 0 2007
 
CHECK POINT SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
7,725,737 System and methodology providing secure workspace environment 5 2005
 
COMPUTER ASSOCIATES THINK, INC. (1)
7,788,723 Method and apparatus for identifying computer vulnerabilities using exploit probes and remote scanning 5 2005
 
GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY (1)
7,555,778 Minimum-cost network hardening 1 2005
 
INTEL CORPORATION (1)
8,099,786 Embedded mechanism for platform vulnerability assessment 1 2006
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
8,141,157 Method and system for managing computer security information 0 2009
 
MAZU NETWORKS, LLC (1)
7,836,498 Device to protect victim sites during denial of service attacks 0 2001
 
Mu Dynamics (1)
8,547,974 Generating communication protocol test cases based on network traffic 0 2011
 
PROXIMA THERAPEUTICS, INC. (1)
7,516,399 Structured-document path-language expression methods and systems 18 2004
 
REDCANNON SECURITY, INC. (1)
8,613,091 Method and apparatus for creating a secure anywhere system 0 2004
 
STREAMZAP, INC. (1)
8,418,062 Control of media centric websites by hand-held remote 0 2005
 
SYMANTEC CORPORATION (1)
8,356,352 Security scanner for user-generated web content 3 2008
 
TVIIM, LLC (1)
8,239,917 Systems and methods for enterprise security with collaborative peer to peer architecture 2 2007
 
TWITTER, INC. (1)
7,653,814 System and method for securely hyperlinking graphic objects 3 2002

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