System and method for assessing the security posture of a network and having a graphical user interface

  • US 6,535,227 B1
  • Filed: 02/08/2000
  • Issued: 03/18/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/08/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A graphical user interface contained on a computer screen and used for determining the security posture of a network comprising:

  • a system design window for displaying network icons of a network map that are representative of different network elements contained within a network, wherein respective network icons are linked together in an arrangement corresponding to how network elements are interconnected within the network;

    wherein selected portions of the network map turn a different color indicative of a vulnerability that has been established for that portion of the network after a security posture of the network has been established by correlating a system object model database that supports information data requirements of disparate network vulnerability analysis programs with any data results obtained from the programs.

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