New U.S. Patent for network port profiling
Lancope announced that U.S. Patent No. 7,290,283 has been issued for the company’s groundbreaking network port profiling invention, which delivers a more accurate and reliable method of detecting unauthorized network usage.
This seminal patent covers StealthWatch’s pioneering port profiling system, which analyzes network communication traffic for unauthorized network activity. For example, StealthWatch can collect flow data from packet headers between two hosts or Internet Protocol addresses to verify that monitored flows are valid connections. StealthWatch then analyzes the collected flow data to determine the associated service provided and identify which network hosts act as a client and server for each valid connection. This revolutionary use of flow data provides unprecedented speed, accuracy and reliability for detecting and responding to network intrusions and abuse.
Earlier this year, Lancope was granted U.S. Patent No. 7,185,368 for its innovative flow-based detection of network intrusions.Ã‚