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Autonomic Notification and Respond from LAN when system is moved outside allowed area

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000018728D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Aug-04
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Aug-04

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

There is a large concern on how to protect information as more and more clients become mobile with wireless access capability. Customers are concerned if a system leaves the enterprise and may want to either be notified and/or have the ability to disable the system from connecting to the corporate network. This is important because of the need to protect sensitive data. Current solutions can authenticate to the client hardware and/or user but are not location sensitive. This disclosure describes a method to add location sensitivity to the authentication process. It only allows normal operation when the location of the client is in a predefined area. If outside the allowable predefined area policy driven action are in effect. These action can be anything from a passive notification to a prevention of log-on.