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Providing a user with assurance that a computer is secure based on a vulnerability assessment completed by a browser-compatible scanner operating on the computer. If the scanner finds a vulnerability, the scanner can inform the user that the machine is or may be compromised, or repair the vulnerability. For example, the scanner may be able to repair the vulnerability of the workstation. In the alternative, the scanner can provide the scan results to a network server. If the vulnerability assessment shows that the workstation is compromised, or if the possibility of remote compromise is high, the network server can decline to provide network services to the workstation.

Title
Vulnerability assessment and authentication of a computer by a local scanner
Application Number
9/665018
Publication Number
7178166 (B1)
Application Date
September 19, 2000
Publication Date
February 13, 2007
Inventor
Theodore R Doty
Roswell
GA, US
Philip C Brass
Roswell
GA, US
Scott Mewett
Holloways Beach
AU
Patrick Taylor
Atlanta
GA, US
Agent
King & Spalding
Assignee
Internet Security Systems
GA, US
IPC
G06F 11/00
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