System and method for protecting a computer and a network from hostile downloadables

  • US 6,092,194 A
  • Filed: 11/06/1997
  • Issued: 07/18/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/08/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A computer-based method, comprising the steps of:

  • receiving an incoming Downloadable addressed to a client, by a server that serves as a gateway to the client;

    comparing, by the server, Downloadable security profile data pertaining to the Downloadable, the Downloadable security profile data includes a list a suspicious computer operations that may be attempted by the Downloadable, against a security policy to determine if the security policy has been violated; and

    preventing execution of the Downloadable by the client if the security policy has been violated.

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