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1. EP3742324 - SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SECURELY CONNECTING TO A PERIPHERAL DEVICE

Office European Patent Office
Application Number 20185721
Application Date 05.09.2016
Publication Number 3742324
Publication Date 25.11.2020
Publication Kind A1
IPC
G06F 21/82
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
21Security arrangements for protecting computers, components thereof, programs or data against unauthorised activity
70Protecting specific internal or peripheral components, in which the protection of a component leads to protection of the entire computer
82Protecting input, output or interconnection devices
G06F 21/56
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
21Security arrangements for protecting computers, components thereof, programs or data against unauthorised activity
50Monitoring users, programs or devices to maintain the integrity of platforms, e.g. of processors, firmware or operating systems
55Detecting local intrusion or implementing counter-measures
56Computer malware detection or handling, e.g. anti-virus arrangements
CPC
G06F 13/107
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
13Interconnection of, or transfer of information or other signals between, memories, input/output devices or central processing units
10Program control for peripheral devices
105where the programme performs an input/output emulation function
107Terminal emulation
G06F 13/4282
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
13Interconnection of, or transfer of information or other signals between, memories, input/output devices or central processing units
38Information transfer, e.g. on bus
42Bus transfer protocol, e.g. handshake; Synchronisation
4282on a serial bus, e.g. I2C bus, SPI bus
G06F 21/56
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
21Security arrangements for protecting computers, components thereof, programs or data against unauthorised activity
50Monitoring users, programs or devices to maintain the integrity of platforms, e.g. of processors, firmware or operating systems
55Detecting local intrusion or implementing counter-measures
56Computer malware detection or handling, e.g. anti-virus arrangements
G06F 21/82
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
21Security arrangements for protecting computers, components thereof, programs or data against unauthorised activity
70Protecting specific internal or peripheral components, in which the protection of a component leads to protection of the entire computer
82Protecting input, output or interconnection devices
H04L 63/0272
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
63Network architectures or network communication protocols for network security
02for separating internal from external traffic, e.g. firewalls
0272Virtual private networks
H04L 63/08
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
63Network architectures or network communication protocols for network security
08for supporting authentication of entities communicating through a packet data network
Applicants GATEKEEPER LTD
Inventors LITICHEVER GIL
GUTENTAG ODED
ZVULUNY EYAL
HERSHLER ARIEL
Designated States
Priority Data 16845832 05.09.2016 EP
19169437 05.09.2016 EP
2016050978 05.09.2016 IL
201562218838 15.09.2015 US
Title
(DE) SYSTEM UND VERFAHREN ZUR SICHEREN VERBINDUNG MIT EINER PERIPHERIEVORRICHTUNG
(EN) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SECURELY CONNECTING TO A PERIPHERAL DEVICE
(FR) SYSTÈME ET PROCÉDÉ PERMETTANT DE SE CONNECTER EN TOUTE SÉCURITÉ À UN DISPOSITIF PÉRIPHÉRIQUE
Abstract
(EN)
A device connectable between a host computer and a computer peripheral over a standard bus interface is disclosed, used to improve security, and to detect and prevent malware operation. Messages passing between the host computer and the computer peripherals are intercepted and analyzed based on pre-configured criteria, and legitimate messages transparently pass through the device, while suspected messages are blocked. The device communicates with the host computer and the computer peripheral using proprietary or industry standard protocol or bus, which may be based on a point-to-point serial communication such as USB or SATA. The messages may be stored in the device for future analysis, and may be blocked based on current or past analysis of the messages. The device may serve as a VPN client and securely communicate with a VPN server using the host Internet connection.