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  • Patent number: 9769275
    Abstract: A data caching and distribution method, performed by a plurality of in a linear communication orbit, includes generating a data request by a first machine to request specific data, and passing the data request along a data request path that tracks the linear communication orbit until the request is received at a second machine, in the linear communication orbit, that returns the specific data in response to the data request. The method includes, at a third machine between the second machine and the first machine in the linear communication orbit, conditionally storing the specific data in a local cache of the third machine according to a data caching method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: TANIUM INC.
    Inventors: David Hindawi, Orion Hindawi, Lisa Lippincott, Peter Lincroft
  • Patent number: 10412188
    Abstract: A data caching and distribution method, performed by a plurality of computational machines in a linear communication orbit, includes generating a data request by a first machine to request specific data, and passing the data request along a data request path that tracks the linear communication orbit until the request is received at a second machine, in the linear communication orbit, that returns the specific data in response to the data request. The method includes, at a third machine between the second machine and the first machine in the linear communication orbit, conditionally storing the specific data in a local cache of the third machine according to a data caching method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: TANIUM INC.
    Inventors: David Hindawi, Orion Hindawi, Lisa Lippincott, Peter Lincroft
  • Patent number: 9059961
    Abstract: In one aspect, machines in a managed network implements a set of rules that cause individual machines to directly interact with only a small number of machines in the network (i.e., a local neighborhood within the network), while the independent local actions of the individual machines collectively cause the individual machines to be self-organized into one or more communication orbits without any global control or coordination by a server or an administrator. The communication orbits are used for supporting network, security and system management communications in the managed network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: TANIUM INC.
    Inventors: David Hindawi, Orion Hindawi, Lisa Lippincott, Peter Lincroft
  • Patent number: 10674486
    Abstract: In one aspect, machines in a managed network implements a set of rules that cause individual machines to directly interact with only a small number of machines in the network (i.e., a local neighborhood within the network), while the independent local actions of the individual machines collectively cause the individual machines to be self-organized into one or more communication orbits without any global control or coordination by a server or an administrator. The communication orbits are used for supporting network, security and system management communications in the managed network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: TANIUM INC.
    Inventors: David Hindawi, Orion Hindawi, Lisa Lippincott, Peter Lincroft
  • Patent number: 9246977
    Abstract: In one aspect, machines in a managed network implements a set of rules that cause individual machines to directly interact with only a small number of machines in the network (i.e., a local neighborhood within the network), while the independent local actions of the individual machines collectively cause the individual machines to be self-organized into one or more communication orbits without any global control or coordination by a server or an administrator. The communication orbits are used for supporting network, security and system management communications in the managed network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: TANIUM INC.
    Inventors: David Hindawi, Orion Hindawi, Lisa Lippincott, Peter Lincroft
  • Patent number: 10372904
    Abstract: A method for evaluating indicators of compromise (IOCs) is performed at a device having one or more processors and memory. The method includes receiving respective specifications of a plurality of IOCs, wherein the respective specifications of each IOC of the plurality of IOCs includes a respective cost associated with evaluating the IOC. The method further includes dynamically determining an order for evaluating the plurality of IOCs based on the respective costs associated with the plurality of IOCs, and determining whether a threat is present based on results for evaluating one or more of the plurality of IOCs in accordance with the dynamically determined order, instead of an order by which the plurality of IOCs have been received at the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: TANIUM INC.
    Inventors: Christian L. Hunt, Thomas R. Gissel, Thomas W. Savage
  • Patent number: 10136415
    Abstract: In one aspect, machines in a managed network implements a set of rules that cause individual machines to directly interact with only a small number of machines in the network (i.e., a local neighborhood within the network), while the independent local actions of the individual machines collectively cause the individual machines to be self-organized into one or more communication orbits without any global control or coordination by a server or an administrator. The communication orbits are used for supporting network, security and system management communications in the managed network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: TANIUM INC.
    Inventors: David Hindawi, Orion Hindawi, Lisa Lippincott, Peter Lincroft
  • Patent number: 9729429
    Abstract: A method of parallel processing by networked devices, in which distributed data in a network is accessed in parallel to provide results. Commands and queries by a user station define a set of such distributed data. The networked devices access the distributed data in portions, individually process each portion, conduct peer-to-peer communication to aggregate results from processing each portion, and individually determine whether and when to report results. Making effective use of network assets (such as processing and storage at each node), making effective use of concurrency of network assets, limiting bandwidth use between network assets and user stations, and limiting use of assets (such as processing and storage) at user stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: TANIUM INC.
    Inventors: David Hindawi, Orion Hindawi, Lisa Lippincott, Peter Lincroft
  • Patent number: 8903973
    Abstract: A method of parallel processing by networked devices, in which distributed data in a network is accessed in parallel to provide results. Commands and queries by a user station define a set of such distributed data. The networked devices access the distributed data in portions, individually process each portion, conduct peer-to-peer communication to aggregate results from processing each portion, and individually determine whether and when to report results. Making effective use of network assets (such as processing and storage at each node), making effective use of concurrency of network assets, limiting bandwidth use between network assets and user stations, and limiting use of assets (such as processing and storage) at user stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Tanium Inc.
    Inventors: David Hindawi, Orion Hindawi, Lisa Lippincott, Peter Lincroft
  • Patent number: 10708116
    Abstract: In a network of a plurality of machines and a server, the machines have self-organized into a linearly ordered sequence in accordance with a predefined order of their respective machine identifiers. The linearly ordered sequence includes one or more local segments each include a first machine followed by a sequence of second machines. A query regarding management information of a local segment is injected into the network at the first machine of the local segment. The query is forwarded along the local segment, and each machine in the local segment responds to the query by adding its own local information to any answers already accumulated in the payload of the query. A second machine in the local segment sends a report message containing aggregated management information that has been collected in the payload of the query to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: TANIUM INC.
    Inventors: David Hindawi, Orion Hindawi, Lisa Lippincott, Peter Lincroft
  • Patent number: 10148536
    Abstract: A first managed machine of a plurality of managed machines arranged in a linear communication orbit based on a predefined order of respective machine identifiers of the managed machines scans for live unmanaged machines within a selected portion of the network that is associated with a first range of machine identifiers that includes identifiers between the respective identifiers of the first managed machine and a respective neighbor machine of the first managed machine, determines whether the remedial instruction specifies a respective remedial operation applicable to the one or more live unmanaged machines that have been detected within the selected portion of the network, and requests the one or more live unmanaged machines to execute the respective remedial operation specified by the remedial instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: TANIUM INC.
    Inventors: David Hindawi, Orion Hindawi, Lisa Lippincott, Peter Lincroft
  • Patent number: 9667738
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, a computational machine having one or more processors, a local cache and memory receives from a first machine a data request that is used to request specific data. The computational machine determines whether the computational machine stores the specific data in the local cache. In accordance with a determination that the computational machine does not store the specific data in the local cache, the computational machine responds to the data request by passing the data request to a second machine and returning the specific data to the first machine when the second machine returns the specific data to the computational machine. Additionally, the computational machine determines whether to store the returned specific data in the local cache according to a data caching method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: TANIUM INC.
    Inventors: David Hindawi, Orion Hindawi, Lisa Lippincott, Peter Lincroft
  • Patent number: 9769037
    Abstract: In one aspect, methods, system, and computer-readable media for monitoring unmanaged assets in a network having a plurality of managed machines include: at a first managed machine of the plurality of managed machines, wherein the plurality of managed machine are arranged in a linear communication orbit and have respective identifiers, and each managed machine is coupled to at least one respective neighbor by a corresponding local segment of the linear communication orbit: responding to a detection instruction for detecting unmanaged assets currently present in the network, by: scanning for live unmanaged machines within a selected portion of the network that is associated with a range of identifiers that includes identifiers between the respective identifiers of the first managed machine and a respective neighbor of the first managed machine; and generating a local report identifying one or more unmanaged machines that have been detected within the selected portion of the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: TANIUM INC.
    Inventors: David Hindawi, Orion Hindawi, Lisa Lippincott, Peter Lincroft
  • Patent number: 8972566
    Abstract: In a network, a set of machines communicate pairwise, each conditionally adjusting messages in response to its own local state, and each in response to statistical methods conditionally propagating those messages, with the effect that problems with that network, or with a subset of its machines, are reported to a receiver/server. Only a substantially constant number of reports are made to the receiver/server, even when there are a substantial number of such machines able to detect that problem. When a problem is reported, a similar technique causes the machines to collectively evaluate and report suggested causes for that problem. Messages are propagated from each machine to another using locally random global locality. The machines in the network, in response to statistical techniques, organize hierarchically in O(log n) time, where n is the number of machines in the network, substantially without any requirement for nonlocal message exchange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Tanium Inc.
    Inventors: David Hindawi, Orion Hindawi, Lisa Lippincott, Peter Lincroft
  • Patent number: 10095864
    Abstract: A remote server dispatches an instruction packet to a node in a network through a linear communication orbit formed by a collection of nodes. The instruction packet propagates from node to node along the linear communication orbit until reaching the node. The instruction packet includes instructions for establishing a direct duplex connection between the node and the remote server. After dispatching the instruction packet to the node through the linear communication orbit, the remote server receives, from the node, a request for establishing the direct duplex connection. In response to receiving the request from the node, the remote server establishes the direct duplex connection. After establishing the direct duplex connection, the remote server issues instructions to the node to upload local data from the node to the remote server through the direct duplex connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: TANIUM INC.
    Inventors: Christian L. Hunt, Thomas R. Gissel, Aaron Tarter, Daniel Floyd, Benjamin Hobbs
  • Patent number: 10498744
    Abstract: This application is directed to an integrity monitoring method performed at a computational machine in a linear communication orbit. The computational machine receives a watch list through the linear communication orbit. The watch list identifies objects for which events are to be monitored at the computational machine. While a plurality of events are occurring locally at the computational machine, the computational machine identifies the plurality of events in real-time. The identified events include events for the objects identified by the watch list, and event information for these identified events is stored in a local database of the computational machine. In response to an integrity reporting request received through the linear communication orbit, the computational machine identifies event information for at least some of the objects identified by the watch list in the local database, and returns the identified event information to a server system through the linear communication orbit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: TANIUM INC.
    Inventors: Christian L. Hunt, Thomas R. Gissel, Aaron Tarter, Daniel Floyd, Benjamin Hobbs, Michael Smith
  • Patent number: 8904039
    Abstract: A server receives “registration” messages from nodes in a network, sufficiently infrequently to prevent overburden. Registration messages include information about registering nodes, other nodes, or node relationships. The server sends “instruction” messages to registering nodes, requesting information about the network. Each registering node obtains the requested information, and forwards those messages to other nodes, which act similarly. Nodes receiving instruction messages sometimes send “reporting” messages to the server, providing information it originally requested. The server thus receives detailed information about the network, without communicating with too many nodes, and without aggregating too much of that information. The server can interact with users using only resources growing at O(1) with the size of the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Tanium Inc.
    Inventors: Orion Hindawi, David Hindawi, Peter Lincroft, Lisa Lippincott
  • Patent number: 10649870
    Abstract: Method and system for providing message communications with failure detection and recovery are disclosed. At a respective node of a non-static collection of nodes forming a linear communication orbit: the node identifies, from among the non-static collection of nodes, a set of forward contacts distributed in a forward direction along the linear communication orbit; the node monitors a propagation state of a first query that has departed from the respective node to travel in the forward direction along the linear communication orbit; and upon detecting a propagation failure of the first query based on the monitoring, the node sends the first query directly to a first forward contact among the set of forward contacts to initiate a failure recovery process within at least part of a segment of the linear communication orbit between the respective node and the first forward contact of the respective node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: TANIUM INC.
    Inventors: Lisa Lippincott, David Hindawi, Orion Hindawi, Peter Lincroft
  • Patent number: 8086729
    Abstract: In a network, a set of machines communicate pairwise, each conditionally adjusting messages in response to its own local state, and each in response to statistical methods conditionally propagating those messages, with the effect that problems with that network, or with a subset of its machines, are reported to a receiver/server. Only a substantially constant number of reports are made to the receiver/server, even when there are a substantial number of such machines able to detect that problem. When a problem is reported, a similar technique causes the machines to collectively evaluate and report suggested causes for that problem. Messages are propagated from each machine to another using locally random global locality. The machines in the network, in response to statistical techniques, organize hierarchically in O(log n) time, where n is the number of machines in the network, substantially without any requirement for nonlocal message exchange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Tanium Inc.
    Inventors: David Hindawi, Orion Hindawi, Lisa Lippincott, Peter Lincroft
  • Patent number: 10111208
    Abstract: Machines in a managed network implement a set of rules that cause individual machines to directly interact with only a small number of machines in the network. Independent local actions of the individual machines collectively cause the individual machines to be self-organized into one or more communication orbits without any global control or coordination by a server or an administrator. The communication orbits are used for supporting security management, including, at a first node of the network, receiving a security management message from an upstream neighbor through a respective receiving channel from the upstream neighbor to the first node; performing one or more security management operations in accordance with the security management message received from the upstream neighbor; and forwarding the security management message to a downstream neighbor through a respective propagation channel from the first node to the downstream neighbor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: TANIUM INC.
    Inventors: David Hindawi, Orion Hindawi, Lisa Lippincott, Peter Lincroft
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