METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SECURING ACCESS TO PRIVATE NETWORKS USING ENCRYPTION AND AUTHENTICATION TECHNOLOGY BUILT IN TO PERIPHERAL DEVICES

  • US 20060029062A1
  • Filed: 07/22/2005
  • Published: 02/09/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/23/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for routing packets from a peripheral device to a Virtual Private Network (VPN) gateway, the method comprising:

  • (a) implementing, by a peripheral device, a change to a routing table;

    (b) receiving, by the peripheral device, an outbound packet;

    (c) transmitting, by the peripheral device, information about the outbound packet to a VPN client application residing on the peripheral device;

    (d) rewriting, by the peripheral device, address information on the outbound packet; and

    (e) transmitting, by the peripheral device, the modified outbound packet to the VPN client application.

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