New patents for “Interoperability of Vulnerability and Intrusion Detection Systems”

nCircle announced the grants of two more patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, expanding nCircle’s patent portfolio. The two most recent patents are for “Interoperability of Vulnerability and Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS)” and “Network security system having a device profiler communicatively coupled to a traffic monitor.” The patented technology is the foundation for nCircle nTellect, which integrates nCircle’s market-leading security risk and compliance management solution with intrusion detection and intrusion prevention systems to reduce false positives by more than 95 percent.

The two new patents relate to nCircle’s invention of technology that greatly improves the effectiveness of intrusion detection and prevention systems by correlating endpoint vulnerability and application information with IDS and IPS alerts. Integrating these two disparate security solutions significantly reduces false alerts in IDS and IPS systems. nCircle utilizes the patented technology in its nTellect product, which integrates endpoint intelligence with McAfee IntruShield IPS and Cisco IDS and IPS. Through the integration of the nTellect and leading IDS and IPS systems, customers are able to realize the full value of their IDS and IPS systems.

The full text and images of the patents, U.S. 7,162,742 and U.S. 7,181,769, are available at by doing a patent number search under issued patents.

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