US Patent No: 7,752,317

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Workstation virus lockdown in a distribution environment

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Abstract

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Systems and methods for insuring that a client computer has up-to-date virus protection are provided, and include initiating a boot sequence pursuant to a boot image on a client computer for accessing a network, accessing a remote management server according to a preliminary instruction from the boot image, determining whether the client includes a latest virus file and forwarding the latest virus file if the client does not include the latest virus file.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
NOVELL, INC.PROVO, UT317

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Anderson, Brad R - 3 2
Beus, David - 3 2
Buckley, Martin - 3 2
Cox, Richard H Orem, UT 8 25
Haeger, Edward S - 3 2

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
* 6,421,777 Method and apparatus for managing boot images in a distributed data processing system 164 1999
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 5,121,345 System and method for protecting integrity of computer data and software 145 1990
 
RPX CLEARINGHOUSE LLC (1)
* 6,202,091 Process and apparatus for initializing a computer from power up 46 1997
 
TREND MICRO INCORPORATED (1)
* 5,680,547 Method and apparatus for controlling network and workstation access prior to workstation boot 165 1995
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY (1)
* 5,421,009 Method of remotely installing software directly from a central computer 287 1993
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (2)
* 5,452,454 Generic remote boot for networked workstations by creating local bootable code image 163 1991
* 2002/0199,116 System and method for computer network virus exclusion 29 2001
 
INTEL CORPORATION (3)
* 7,549,055 Pre-boot firmware based virus scanner 13 2003
* 2004/0236,960 Pre-boot firmware based virus scanner 15 2003
* 2005/0216,759 Virus scanning of input/output traffic of a computer system 41 2004
 
CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (2)
* 6,463,474 Local authentication of a client at a network device 247 1999
* 6,792,474 Apparatus and methods for allocating addresses in a network 67 2000
 
CHECK POINT SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 2003/0055,962 System providing internet access management with router-based policy enforcement 175 2001
 
LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD. (3)
* 5,802,277 Virus protection in computer systems 52 1996
* 6,266,809 Methods, systems and computer program products for secure firmware updates 94 1997
* 6,446,203 Method and system for selecting from multiple boot code images to be loaded in a data processing system 56 1999
 
HITACHI, LTD. (1)
* 7,007,077 Remote maintenance method of an information processing apparatus 15 2000
 
MCAFEE, INC. (2)
* 6,269,456 Method and system for providing automated updating and upgrading of antivirus applications using a computer network 299 2000
* 2003/0163,702 System and method for secure and verified sharing of resources in a peer-to-peer network environment 26 2001
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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
TREND MICRO INCORPORATED (1)
* 8,850,569 Instant messaging malware protection 0 2008
 
SOPHOS LIMITED (1)
* 2014/0237,542 REMEDIAL ACTION AGAINST MALICIOUS CODE AT A CLIENT FACILITY 0 2014
 
MCAFEE, INC. (1)
* 8,271,642 System, method, and computer program product for isolating a device associated with at least potential data leakage activity, based on user input 3 2007
* Cited By Examiner

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