08793763 is referenced by 11 patents and cites 270 patents.

A prevention-based network auditing system includes a plurality of heterogeneous information sources gathering information about the network. An audit server invokes the heterogeneous information sources via a uniform communications interface to gather information about the network, and converts the information gathered by the information sources into a normalized data format such as, for example, into XML (Extensible Markup Language). The converted information is then stored in an audit repository for security and regulatory policy assessment, network vulnerability analysis, report generation, and security improvement recommendations.

Title
System and method for interfacing with heterogeneous network data gathering tools
Application Number
13/312978
Publication Number
8793763 (B2)
Application Date
December 6, 2011
Publication Date
July 29, 2014
Inventor
Thomas Paul Walpole
Carlsbad
CA, US
John Patrick Ravenel
Escondido
CA, US
Brian Costello
Los Angeles
CA, US
John Leslie Williams
Riverton
CT, US
Agent
Patent Capital Group
Assignee
Preventsys
CA, US
IPC
H04L 12/26
H04L 12/24
H04L 29/06
G06F 7/04
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