07536456 is referenced by 56 patents and cites 129 patents.

A prevention-based network auditing system includes a central compliance server storing both natural language policy documents and machine-processable policy rules in an audit repository. The compliance server provides a client-side user interface allowing a user to easily generate a machine-auditable policy by selecting/generating a natural language policy source document, and linking the applicable machine-processable policy rules to the applicable portions of the source document. The selected machine-processable policy rules are then applied to information gathered about the network during a scheduled network audit session for efficiently and systematically determining whether policy violations and/or vulnerabilities exist.

Title
System and method for applying a machine-processable policy rule to information gathered about a network
Application Number
10/778836
Publication Number
7536456 (B2)
Application Date
February 13, 2004
Publication Date
May 19, 2009
Inventor
M Celeste Rutherford
Del Mar
CA, US
John Pelly
La Jolla
CA, US
Ryan Tadashi Nakawatase
San Diego
CA, US
Stephen J Ritter
Solana Beach
CA, US
John Payne
Newport Beach
CA, US
John Patrick Ravenel
Escondido
CA, US
Brian Costello
Los Angeles
CA, US
John Leslie Williams
San Diego
CA, US
Agent
Zilka Kotab PC
Assignee
Preventsys
CA, US
IPC
G06F 15/177
G06F 15/173
G06F 15/16
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