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US7467201: Methods, systems and computer program products for providing status information to a device attached to an information infrastructure

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Filing Information

Inventor(s) Steven Lingafelt · Gerald Marko ·
Assignee(s) International Business Machines Corporation ·
Attorney/Agent(s) John R. Pivnichny · Dillon & Yudell LLP ·
Primary Examiner Nathan Flynn ·
Assistant Examiner Mohammad Siddiqi ·
Application Number US10647269
Filing date 08/22/2003
Issue date 12/16/2008
Prior Publication Data
Predicted expiration date 04/17/2026
Patent term adjustment 969
U.S. Classifications 709/224  · 726/3  · 713/2  · 713/100  · 713/150  · 713/1  · 726/6  · 726/22  · 726/34  · 709/229  ·
International Classifications G06F15173  ·
Kind CodeB2
21 Claims, 7 Drawings


Abstract

A method for providing status information to a device attached to an information technology infrastructure utilizing a device monitoring application resident at the device is disclosed. The device monitoring application utilizes signature data to monitor data associated with a device and selectively provide messages based on a correspondence between signature data and data associated with the device. A message signature is incorporated within the signature data. The data associated with the device is monitored by utilizing the device monitoring application so as to detect a presence of the message signature in the monitored data. A status message is provided by utilizing the device monitoring application if the presence of the message signature is detected in the monitored data. The signature data includes computer virus signatures and the message signature is not related to a computer virus.

Independent Claims | See all claims (21)

  1. 1. A method for providing status information to a device attached to an information technology infrastructure utilizing a device monitoring application resident at the device, wherein the device monitoring application utilizes signature data to monitor data associated with the device and selectively provides messages based on a correspondence between signature data and data associated with the device, said method comprising: incorporating a message signature in the signature data; monitoring data associated with the device utilizing the device monitoring application so as to detect a presence of the message signature in the monitored data; and providing a status message utilizing the device monitoring application if the presence of the message signature is detected in the monitored data, wherein the signature data includes computer virus signatures and the message signature is not related to a computer virus.
  2. 12. A computer readable memory having a computer program product for providing status information to a device attached to an information technology infrastructure utilizing a device monitoring application resident at the device, wherein the device monitoring application utilizing signature data to monitor data associated with the device and selectively provides messages based on a correspondence between signature data and data associated with the device, the computer readable memory comprising: computer program code that is configured to incorporate a message signature in the signature data; computer program code that is configured to monitor data associated with the device utilizing the device monitoring application so as to detect a presence of the message signature in the monitored data; and computer program code that is configured to provide a status message utilizing the device monitoring application if the presence of the message signature is detected in the monitored data, wherein the signature data includes computer virus signatures and the message signature is not related to a computer virus.
  3. 17. A system for providing status information to a device attached to an information technology infrastructure utilizes a device data monitoring application resident at the device, wherein the device monitoring application utilizing signature data to monitor data associated with the device and selectively provides messages based on a correspondence between signature data and data associated with the device, the system comprising: means for incorporating a message signature in the signature data; means for monitoring data associated with the device utilizing the device monitoring application so as to detect a presence of the message signature in the monitored data; and means for providing a status message utilizing the device monitoring application if the presence of the message signature is detected in the monitored data, wherein the signature data includes computer virus signatures and the message signature is not related to a computer virus.

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Referenced By

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US7725578 International Business Machines Corporation Steven Lingafelt et al. May 2010
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