05602918 is referenced by 316 patents and cites 14 patents.

A system and method for establishing secured communications pathways across an open unsecured network, without compromising the security of any parties to the communication, involves establishing secured gateways or firewalls between the Internet and any party which desires protection by 1.) using a smart card to distribute shared secret keys between a computer which serves as the above-mentioned firewall and a client node on the Internet; 2.) using the shared private keys to establish mutual authentication between the gateway and the smartcard; 3.) generating a session or temporary secret key for use in further communications between the gateway and the client node once communications have been established; and 4.) encrypting further communications using the session key.

Title
Application level security system and method
Application Number
8/593240
Publication Number
5602918
Application Date
December 22, 1995
Publication Date
February 11, 1997
Inventor
Jieh Shan Wang
Potomac
MD, US
James F Chen
Potomac
MD, US
Agent
Bacon & Thomas
Assignee
Virtual Open Network Environment
MD, US
IPC
H04L 9/08
H04L 9/00
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