FaceTime Communications, Inc.
|FaceTime Communications, Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20100088670||TECHNIQUES FOR DYNAMIC UPDATING AND LOADING OF CUSTOM APPLICATION DETECTORS - In various embodiments, a data-driven model is provided for an application detection engine for the detection and identification of network-based applications. In one embodiment, information can be input into an application detection database. The information may include a hostname, ports, transport protocol (TCP/UDP), higher layer protocol (SOCKS, HTTP, SMTP, FTP, etc), or the like. The information may be associated with a given application. The information may be used to create rule sets or custom program logic used by one or more various application detection engines for determining whether network traffic has been initiated by a given application. The information may be dynamically loaded and updated at the application detection engine.||04-08-2010|
|20100085883||APPLICATION DETECTION ARCHITECTURE AND TECHNIQUES - An application detection architecture and related techniques are provided for detecting, identifying, and managing network-based applications. In various embodiments, a combined layered approach to application detection and various application-detection techniques provide for quick assessments that move from simplest to complex for rapid detection of unauthorized or misbehaving applications in communication with one or more computer networks. This layering, in some embodiments, further provides scalability and speed for determining and implementing policies that may be applicable to detected network-based application, users, groups, or devices associated with unauthorized network-based applications sending or receiving data via a computer network.||04-08-2010|
|20100064353||User Mapping Mechanisms - In various embodiments, techniques can be provided for identifying a user or group of users who initiated network traffic. The user or group of users may be identified as an employee who can be found in corporate or organizational directory. In some embodiments, different authentication mechanisms may be used for various types of network traffic. For example, by proxying instant messaging (IM) communications, a proxy server can know which users are associated with what network traffic. In another example, transparent and non-transparent mechanisms may be provided to authenticate HTTP URL traffic. For other types of traffic, such as non-proxied IM, P2P, and spyware, an existing authentication cache or credential cache may be used to identify the user who generated the traffic.||03-11-2010|
|20100064042||Hash-Based Resource Matching - In various embodiments, techniques can be provided for identifying and filtering network resources. The filtering may occur not only on the type of network traffic (e.g., HTTP traffic) but also with resources identified by the network traffic. In some embodiments, one or more hash functions may be used to facilitate the identification, searching, and matching of network resources. The network resources may be identified as a unique domain, unique network host, unique URL, or the like.||03-11-2010|
|20090161544||CATEGORIZING, CLASSIFYING, AND IDENTIFYING NETWORK FLOWS USING NETWORK AND HOST COMPONENTS - Network flows are identified by analyzing network traffic and network host information. The network host information may be collected by network host monitors associated with network hosts. Network traffic and network host information are evaluated against network flow profiles to identify network flows. If a network flows are identified with high certainty and are associated with previously identified network applications, then network flow policies can be applied to the network flows to block, throttle, accelerate, enhance, or transform the network flows. If a network flow is identified with lesser certainty or is not associated with a previously identified network application, then a new network flow profile can be created from further analysis of network traffic information, network host information, and possibly additional network host information collected to enhance the analysis. New network flow profiles can be communicated with a service provider for analysis and potential distribution to other networks.||06-25-2009|
Patent applications by FaceTime Communications, Inc.