Patents by Inventor Denzil Wessels

Denzil Wessels 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: 10375024
    Abstract: A virtual private access method implemented by a cloud system, includes receiving a request to access resources from a user device, wherein the resources are located in one of a public cloud and an enterprise network and the user device is remote therefrom on the Internet; forwarding the request to a central authority for a policy look up and for a determination of connection information to make an associated secure connection through the cloud system to the resources; receiving the connection information from the central authority responsive to an authorized policy look up; and creating secure tunnels between the user device and the resources based on the connection information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Zscaler, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Foxhoven, John A. Chanak, William Fehring, Denzil Wessels, Purvi Desai, Manoj Apte, Sudhindra P. Herle
  • Publication number: 20180270201
    Abstract: Virtual private access systems and methods implemented in a clientless manner on a user device include receiving a request to access resources from a Web browser on the user device at an exporter in a cloud system, wherein the resources are located in one of a public cloud and an enterprise network and the user device is remote therefrom on the Internet; performing a series of connections between the exporter and i) the Web browser and ii) centralized components including a crypto service, database, cookie store, and Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) Service Provider (SP) component to authenticate a user of the user device for the resources; and, subsequent to authentication, exchanging data between the Web browser and the resources through the exporter, wherein the exporter has a first secure tunnel to the Web browser and a second secure tunnel to the resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: John A. Chanak, Patrick Foxhoven, William Fehring, Denzil Wessels, Kunal Shah, Subramanian Srinivasan
  • Publication number: 20160261564
    Abstract: A virtual private access method implemented by a cloud system, includes receiving a request to access resources from a user device, wherein the resources are located in one of a public cloud and an enterprise network and the user device is remote therefrom on the Internet; forwarding the request to a central authority for a policy look up and for a determination of connection information to make an associated secure connection through the cloud system to the resources; receiving the connection information from the central authority responsive to an authorized policy look up; and creating secure tunnels between the user device and the resources based on the connection information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Applicant: Zscaler, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick FOXHOVEN, John A. CHANAK, William FEHRING, Denzil WESSELS, Purvi DESAI, Manoj APTE, Sudhindra P. HERLE
  • Patent number: 8966075
    Abstract: A network device, such as a policy server, supports a plurality of different layer two (L2) networks. The network device receives a request to initiate a communication session from an endpoint device, selects an L2 network to which to assign the endpoint device, and assigns the endpoint device to the selected L2 network, selects one of a plurality of L3 network addresses for the policy server based on the selected L2 network, and sends the L3 network address to the endpoint device. The network device also includes a monitoring module that monitors activities of the endpoint device, and a plurality of L2 network interfaces, wherein each L2 network interface is associated with at least one L2 network. The L2 networks may be virtual local area networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Pulse Secure, LLC
    Inventors: Roger A. Chickering, Denzil Wessels