06230194 is referenced by 134 patents and cites 10 patents.

The present invention discloses a system for upgrading the software contents of a network interface device connecting a client computer system to an external network. The network interface device is configured for the client system by automated procedures and protocols initiated from a remote server. Software programs within the network interface device provide transparent communication between the client computer system and services available on the external network. Similar software programs and a configuration database within the network interface device provide transparent communication between the client computer system and the remote server.

Title
Upgrading a secure network interface
Application Number
8/897214
Publication Number
6230194 (B1)
Application Date
July 14, 1997
Publication Date
May 8, 2001
Inventor
Joseph John Tardo
Palo Alto
CA, US
Charles A Price
San Jose
CA, US
Jean Marc Frailong
Palo Alto
CA, US
Agent
Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
US
Assignee
Freegate Corporation
CA, US
IPC
G06F 15/177
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