07657926 is referenced by 6 patents and cites 3 patents.

Network communications are secured on clients that do not have a user properly logged in and authenticated. The clients have transmit and/or receive functionality disabled. When a user logs into the client and is properly authenticated, the transmit and/or receive functionality is enabled. In some embodiments, the client can then download firewall policy information to prevent the client from communicating on certain ports or with certain clients. The firewall policy information may be specific to a role that a user logged into the client has. For example, administrators, executives and employee roles may each use different firewall policy information.

Title
Enabling network communication from role based authentication
Application Number
10/804927
Publication Number
7657926 (B1)
Application Date
March 19, 2004
Publication Date
February 2, 2010
Inventor
Steven T Baker
Salt Lake City
UT, US
Assignee
3Com Corporation
MA, US
IPC
H04L 9/32
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