Cisco Technology Assigned Patent for System and Method Employing Strategic Communications between a Network Controller and a Security Gateway
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,315,246) developed by five co-inventors for a "system and method employing strategic communications between a network controller and a security gateway." The co-inventors are Kevin Shatzkamer, New York, Anand K. Oswal, Sunnyvale, Calif., Navan Narang, Fremont, Calif., Jayaraman Iyer, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Richard Kyle Forster, San Francisco.
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for enhancing functionality of a network. In a specific embodiment, the system employs strategic communications between a network controller and a security gateway. The strategic communications occur via a feedback communications channel between the network controller and the security gateway. The feedback communications channel facilitates transferring security information, such as International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) and other information, between the network controller and the security gateway. The security information may facilitate enabling the SGW to make intelligent decisions as to how to treat a client communications session. In the specific embodiment, the feedback communications channel includes an intervening Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) server that is coupled between the UMA and the network controller."
The patent application was filed on May 18, 2006 (11/437,058). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,15,246.PN.&OS=PN/83,15,246&RS=PN/83,15,246
Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.
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