Patents by Inventor Guru-Prasad Thodime-Venkata

Guru-Prasad Thodime-Venkata 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: 8705720
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system, method and apparatus for authenticating an Internet Protocol (IP) phone and a user of the IP phone by determining whether the IP phone is an authorized device, and whenever the IP phone is authorized and a trigger condition occurs, determining whether the user of the IP phone is authorized. The user authorization process initiates a call to the IP phone, sends a request for a passcode to the IP phone, sends a message to disable the IP phone whenever the passcode is invalid, and terminates the call. The user authentication process uses an in-band channel and the IP phone does not run a two factor authentication client application during the authentication process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Srikrishna Kurapati, Guru-Prasad Thodime-Venkata, Satyam Tyagi
  • Patent number: 8503657
    Abstract: A system, method and apparatus authenticates and protects an Internet Protocol (IP) user-end device by providing a client-based security software resident on the IP user-end device, authenticating the IP user-end device using the client-based security software and a network security node communicably coupled to the IP user-end device, authenticating a user of the IP user-end device whenever a trigger condition occurs using an in-band channel between the client-based security software and the network security node, and protecting the IP user-end device by: (a) screening incoming IP traffic to the IP user-end device using the client-based security software, and (b) detecting an attack or a threat involving the IP user-end device using the network security node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Satyam Tyagi, Guru-Prasad Thodime-Venkata
  • Publication number: 20100107230
    Abstract: A system, method and apparatus authenticates and protects an Internet Protocol (IP) user-end device by providing a client-based security software resident on the IP user-end device, authenticating the IP user-end device using the client-based security software and a network security node communicably coupled to the IP user-end device, authenticating a user of the IP user-end device whenever a trigger condition occurs using an in-band channel between the client-based security software and the network security node, and protecting the IP user-end device by: (a) screening incoming IP traffic to the IP user-end device using the client-based security software, and (b) detecting an attack or a threat involving the IP user-end device using the network security node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Applicant: Sipera Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Satyam Tyagi, Guru-Prasad Thodime-Venkata
  • Publication number: 20090168756
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system, method and apparatus for authenticating an Internet Protocol (IP) phone and a user of the IP phone by determining whether the IP phone is an authorized device, and whenever the IP phone is authorized and a trigger condition occurs, determining whether the user of the IP phone is authorized. The user authorization process initiates a call to the IP phone, sends a request for a passcode to the IP phone, sends a message to disable the IP phone whenever the passcode is invalid, and terminates the call. The user authentication process uses an in-band channel and the IP phone does not run a two factor authentication client application during the authentication process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: SIPERA SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Srikrishna Kurapati, Guru-Prasad Thodime-Venkata, Satyam Tyagi