A system providing methods for anti-virus cooperative enforcement is described. In response to a request from a device for access to protected resources, such as a network or protected data, a determination is made as to whether an anti-virus policy applies to the request for access made by the device. If an anti-virus policy is applicable, information pertaining to virus protection available on the device is collected. The virus protection information that is collected is evaluated to determine whether the device is in compliance with the anti-virus policy. If the device is determined to be in compliance with the anti-virus policy, the device is allowed to access the protected resources.

Title
System and methods providing anti-virus cooperative enforcement
Application Number
10/192819
Publication Number
20030055994
Application Date
July 9, 2002
Publication Date
March 20, 2003
Inventor
Jess A Leroy
San Francisco
CA, US
Joseph E Bentley
San Jose
CA, US
Kaveh Baharestan
San Francisco
CA, US
Conrad K Herrmann
Oakland
CA, US
Agent
John A Smart
CA, US
Assignee
Zone Labs
IPC
G06F 15/16
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