System and method employing an agile network protocol for secure communications using secure domain names

CAFC
  • US 8,504,696 B2
  • Filed: 12/27/2011
  • Issued: 08/06/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/30/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A system for connecting a first network device and a second network device, the system including one or more servers configured to:

  • intercept, from the first network device, a request to look up an internet protocol (IP) address of the second network device based on a domain name associated with the second network device;

    determine, in response to the request, whether the second network device is available for a secure communications service; and

    initiate a virtual private network communication link between the first network device and the second network device based on a determination that the second network device is available for the secure communications service, wherein the secure communications service uses the virtual private network communication link.

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