Apparatus and method for providing multi-level security for communication among computers and terminals on a network Patent #: 5577209
ApplicationNo. 998100 filed on 12/24/1997
US Classes:709/221, Reconfiguring709/203, Client/server709/217, REMOTE DATA ACCESSING709/218, Using interconnected networks709/219, Accessing a remote server709/220, NETWORK COMPUTER CONFIGURING709/223, COMPUTER NETWORK MANAGING709/225, Computer network access regulating709/227, COMPUTER-TO-COMPUTER SESSION/CONNECTION ESTABLISHING709/228, Session/connection parameter setting709/229, Network resources access controlling709/249MULTIPLE NETWORK INTERCONNECTING
ExaminersPrimary: Follansbee, John
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassG06F 015/16
AbstractA method for configuring a plurality of network security devices, includes the steps of providing a network directory services server providing network directory services to a plurality of network servers, each of the plurality of network servers coupled to one of the plurality of network security devices, implementing a security policy for the plurality of network security devices on the network directory services server, and using the network directory services to provide configuration information for the plurality of network security devices, in response to the security policy.