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Network application identification and access control with file digest

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000219204D
Publication Date: 2012-Jun-26

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The IP.com Prior Art Database

Abstract

Network application accepts all requests from any clients in case the client follows the protocol. This gives hacker chances to exploit the vulnerability of application. And, in some cases, unauthorized (unofficial) clients can erode the profit of service provider. The idea is to run a light-weight agent on the end points (clients). The agent could identify the client applications which initiate the connections to the remote server applications by using file digest. The remote server applications could check the identification of the connected client applications by querying a trusted party called "Application Identification Server (AIS)". With this mechanism, the client applications could be easily identified by the server applications.