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Method and System for Dynamic Discovery of Changes in an Enterprise Topology

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000235581D
Publication Date: 2014-Mar-10
Document File: 3 page(s) / 160K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for dynamic discovery of changes in an enterprise topology. The method and system dynamically discovers changes in an enterprise topology using the information provided by a user for a single entry point. Thereafter, the enterprise topology with new address spaces is graphically displayed to the user with the updated correlations.

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Method and System for Dynamic Discovery of Changes in an Enterprise Topology

Disclosed is a method and system for dynamic discovery of changes in an enterprise topology. The method and system dynamically discovers changes in an enterprise topology and identifies allocated address spaces using single entry point information given by a user.

The method and system uses a collection of scanners that can discover changes in an enterprise topology by initiating the scanning function. Upon initiating the scanning function, the scanners start analyzing and identifying if any changes occurred in the enterprise topology by identifying new allocated address spaces. Thereafter, a correlation is developed between modified enterprise topologies and new address spaces resulting from the scanner analysis. The correlation of modified enterprise topology with new address spaces is then graphically presented to the user.

Dynamic discovery of changes in an enterprise topology is identified using the single entry point information given by the user such as a Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) endpoint. A TCP endpoint provides details of Internet Protocol (IP) address and PORT of the scanner along with IMSPLEX while scanners initiate the scanning function. The scanners check various new address spaces and provide PORT information to other scanners that can be utilized for obtaining desired correlations.

Similarly, other IMSPLEXs are also discovered by leveraging the TCP endpoint inf...