Patents by Inventor Ivan Dell'Era

Ivan Dell'Era 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).

  • Publication number: 20200220893
    Abstract: A security control point (SCP) that protects target computing system is tested in-place and while active. The approach is initiated the SCP receiving and processing one or more “simulated” communication flows. To this end, a test initiator system is configured to generate and transmit communication flows to the SCP being tested. The SCP extracts the encapsulated flow, and then processes that flow through one or more of the SCP's configured protection mechanisms. Thus, the SCP processes the simulated communication flow as though it were a real session, and thus to determine what actions, if any, should be taken with respect to that flow. After processing, the simulated session traffic is shunted or otherwise diverted away from the target computing system. The results of the SCP's processing, however, are output to other systems (e.g., logging or alerting mechanisms), or they are returned to the test initiation system, e.g., for correlation, reporting, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ivan Dell'Era, Kevin R. O'Connor, William J. Rippon
  • Patent number: 10594720
    Abstract: A security control point (SCP) that protects target computing system is tested in-place and while active. The approach is initiated the SCP receiving and processing one or more “simulated” communication flows. To this end, a test initiator system is configured to generate and transmit communication flows to the SCP being tested. The SCP extracts the encapsulated flow, and then processes that flow through one or more of the SCP's configured protection mechanisms. Thus, the SCP processes the simulated communication flow as though it were a real session, and thus to determine what actions, if any, should be taken with respect to that flow. After processing, the simulated session traffic is shunted or otherwise diverted away from the target computing system. The results of the SCP's processing, however, are output to other systems (e.g., logging or alerting mechanisms), or they are returned to the test initiation system, e.g., for correlation, reporting, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ivan Dell'Era, Kevin R. O'Connor, William J. Rippon
  • Publication number: 20200028870
    Abstract: A security control point (SCP) that protects target computing system is tested in-place and while active. The approach is initiated the SCP receiving and processing one or more “simulated” communication flows. To this end, a test initiator system is configured to generate and transmit communication flows to the SCP being tested. The SCP extracts the encapsulated flow, and then processes that flow through one or more of the SCP's configured protection mechanisms. Thus, the SCP processes the simulated communication flow as though it were a real session, and thus to determine what actions, if any, should be taken with respect to that flow. After processing, the simulated session traffic is shunted or otherwise diverted away from the target computing system. The results of the SCP's processing, however, are output to other systems (e.g., logging or alerting mechanisms), or they are returned to the test initiation system, e.g., for correlation, reporting, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ivan Dell'Era, Kevin R. O'Connor, William J. Rippon
  • Publication number: 20090150700
    Abstract: A method of controlling power to a plurality of servers operating in a virtualization mode. The method includes monitoring a demand for resources from the plurality of physical servers. Upon sensing a decrease in demand for resources from the plurality of physical servers, select ones of the plurality of virtual servers are migrated from one or more of the plurality of physical servers to others of the plurality of physical servers. The physical severs from which the plurality of virtual servers have migrated are designated as inactive physical servers and powered off, and the others of the physical servers are designated as active physical servers. Upon sensing an increase in demand for resources from the plurality of active physical servers, the inactive physical servers are powered up and select ones of the plurality of virtual severs are migrated back to the powered-up inactive physical servers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ivan Dell'Era