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Threat Level Based Proactive Protection of Computer Networks

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000029564D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Jul-07
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Jul-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a system that allows proactive protection of computer networks and computer systems based on threat levels derived form the existence of a new computer worm or computer viruses in the general Internet. Upon determining from various sources that there is a new computer worm or virus spreading on the internet, a threat level is determined, and based on the threat level, routers, network filters, intrusion detection systems and virus scanners, amongst other security systems, are configured proactively to mitigate the threat.