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Method of using grid technology to react to a software virus attack

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000010651D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Jan-06
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jan-06
Document File: 1 page(s) / 53K

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IBM

Abstract

Method of using grid technology to react to a software virus attack

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Method of using grid technology to react to a software virus attack

The grid technology allows for a heterogeneous set of machines to communicate with each other on the grid and initiate programs that can be run on a machine, which is a member of the grid. In effect, any application registered to a grid can be run on any named machine on the grid, by another named machine on the grid, by the grid operating system.

This feature can be used to by any machine on the grid to react to a virus attack, by initiating a 'virus finder and killer' application on every machine on the grid.

In effect, if a virus is detected on any one machine, during its periodic runs of the virus detection program, virus protection programs are initiated immediately on ALL other machines on the grid.

This could be part of the implementation of autonomic computing functions using the OGSA event management facilities on every OGSA enabled machines.

Disclosed by International Business Machines Corporation

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