Patents by Inventor D. Trent McNair

D. Trent McNair has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 8839350
    Abstract: Out-of-band notifications are used to inform users of clients of security policy enforcement actions, such as enforcement of a data loss prevention (DLP) policy. Code for instantiating a notification agent at a client used by a user is inserted into network traffic inbound to the client. Outbound network traffic sent from the client to a server is monitored for compliance with one or more security policies. If it is determined that the network traffic violates a security policy, an enforcement action is taken. An out-of-band notification message describing the enforcement action is inserted into a response to the outbound network traffic and sent to the client. The notification agent at the client receives the notification message and presents the message to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: D. Trent McNair, John Mears, David Shapcott