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, UT253

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Anderson, Brad R - 3 1
Beus, David - 3 1
Buckley, Martin - 3 1
Cox, Richard H Orem, UT 8 23
Haeger, Edward S - 3 1

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
INTEL CORPORATION (3)
2004/0236,960 Pre-boot firmware based virus scanner 10 2003
7,549,055 Pre-boot firmware based virus scanner 11 2003
2005/0216,759 Virus scanning of input/output traffic of a computer system 33 2004
 
LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD. (3)
5,802,277 Virus protection in computer systems 49 1996
6,266,809 Methods, systems and computer program products for secure firmware updates 87 1997
6,446,203 Method and system for selecting from multiple boot code images to be loaded in a data processing system 54 1999
 
CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (2)
6,463,474 Local authentication of a client at a network device 216 1999
6,792,474 Apparatus and methods for allocating addresses in a network 59 2000
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (2)
5,452,454 Generic remote boot for networked workstations by creating local bootable code image 151 1991
2002/0199,116 System and method for computer network virus exclusion 28 2001
 
MCAFEE, INC. (2)
6,269,456 Method and system for providing automated updating and upgrading of antivirus applications using a computer network 248 2000
2003/0163,702 System and method for secure and verified sharing of resources in a peer-to-peer network environment 24 2001
 
CHECK POINT SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
2003/0055,962 System providing internet access management with router-based policy enforcement 138 2001
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY (1)
5,421,009 Method of remotely installing software directly from a central computer 275 1993
 
HITACHI, LTD. (1)
7,007,077 Remote maintenance method of an information processing apparatus 15 2000
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
6,421,777 Method and apparatus for managing boot images in a distributed data processing system 149 1999
 
ROCKSTAR CONSORTIUM US LP (1)
6,202,091 Process and apparatus for initializing a computer from power up 43 1997
 
TREND MICRO INCORPORATED (1)
5,680,547 Method and apparatus for controlling network and workstation access prior to workstation boot 150 1995
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
5,121,345 System and method for protecting integrity of computer data and software 135 1990

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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 1 2007

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