07627891 is referenced by 67 patents and cites 162 patents.

A prevention-based network auditing system includes a central compliance server generating network policies and configuring audits of the data communications network. The compliance server presents a graphical user interface (GUI) to describe the specific data gathering parameters, policies to be analyzed, and the schedule of analysis. One or more audit servers strategically deployed around the network employ heterogeneous data-gathering tools to gather information about the network in response to the configured audits, and transmit the gathered information to the compliance server. An audit repository stores the gathered information for use by the compliance server for security and regulatory policy assessment, network vulnerability analysis, report generation, and security improvement recommendations.

Title
Network audit and policy assurance system
Application Number
10/779190
Publication Number
7627891 (B2)
Application Date
February 13, 2004
Publication Date
December 1, 2009
Inventor
M Celeste Rutherford
Del Mar
CA, US
John Pelly
La Jolla
CA, US
Stephen J Ritter
Solana Beach
CA, US
Thomas Paul Walpole
Carlsbad
CA, US
Ryan Tadashi Nakawatase
San Diego
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 15/16
H04L 9/00
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