Patents

Title: Systems, methods and computer program products for firewall use of certified binaries
Patent# US7913299 B2
Publication Date: Mar 22, 2011
Filing Date: Dec 21, 2007
Inventors: Alan D. May, Jeffery A. Miller, Malissa G. Sullivan
Original Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
Description: Systems, methods and computer program products for firewall use of certified binaries. Exemplary embodiments include a method including reading a plaintext component from a digital signature, searching the plaintext component for an identifier, reading in a TotalTCPIPPorts field for a total number of sockets to be opened for an application, reading in ports and descriptions for each of the ports, displaying information from the plaintext component up to a block including the identifier, the port being opened and the port description, prompting an instruction, displaying on the screen information from the plaintext component up to a block including the identifier, displaying a warning that the application is opening additional ports beyond the default number specified displaying a warning that opening the additional ports should be avoided and prompting the instruction.

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *