08504697 is referenced by 33 patents and cites 216 patents.

A system and method connect a first network device and a second network device by initiating a secure communication link. The system includes one or more servers configured to: receive, from the first network device, a request to look up a network address of the second network device based on an identifier associated with the second network device; determine, in response to the request, whether the second network device is available for a secure communications service; and initiate a secure communication link between the first network device and the second network device based on a determination that the second network device is available for the secure communications service; wherein the secure communications service uses the secure communication link to communicate at least one of video data and audio data between the first network device and the second network device.

Title
System and method employing an agile network protocol for secure communications using secure domain names
Application Number
13/339257
Publication Number
8504697 (B2)
Application Date
December 28, 2011
Publication Date
August 6, 2013
Inventor
Michael Williamson
South Riding
VA, US
Edmond Colby Munger
Crownsville
MD, US
Robert Dunham Short III
Leesburg
VA, US
Victor Larson
Fairfax
VA, US
Agent
McDermott Will & Emery
Assignee
VirnetX
NV, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
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