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1. IN430/CHENP/2011 - SECURE COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT USING A CLIENT HEARTBEAT TO ADDRESS THEFT AND UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS

Office
India
Application Number 430/CHENP/2011
Application Date 20.01.2011
Publication Number 430/CHENP/2011
Publication Date 16.12.2011
Publication Kind A
IPC
G06F 21/00
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
21Security arrangements for protecting computers, components thereof, programs or data against unauthorised activity
Applicants Absolute Software Corporation
Inventors TARKHANYAN  Anahit
GUPTA  Ravi
BANGA  Gaurav
Priority Data 61/188,404 08.08.2008 US
Title
(EN) SECURE COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT USING A CLIENT HEARTBEAT TO ADDRESS THEFT AND UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS
Abstract
(EN) Techniques for securing a client. An operating system agent is one or more software modules that execute in an operating system of a client, such as a portable computer. Portions of the operating system agent may monitor resources of the client. The operating system agent sends a message, which describes an operational state of the operating system agent, to a BIOS agent. The BIOS agent is one or more software modules operating in a BIOS of the client. The BIOS agent performs an action based on a policy that is described by policy data stored within the BIOS of the client. The BIOS agent performs the action in response to either (a) the operational state described by the message, or (b) the BIOS agent not receiving the message after an expected period of time.
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