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A mechanism for intelligent enabling/disabling network protection rules based on host weakness

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000219205D
Publication Date: 2012-Jun-26

Publishing Venue

The IP.com Prior Art Database

Abstract

The disclosure is to provide a mechanism for intelligent enabling and disabling network protection rules based on host weakness. It provides a flexible way to adapt the rules and a precise protection for each hosts. That is, this is to propose a mechanism to allow the IPS rules adapt to end point states. After users update a patch regarding to a specific security hole, the end point protection software will off-load the rule regarding to this patch. With this approach, it reduces the redundant efforts made by end point protection software and native OS security protection.