Patent Number: 7,711,947

Title: Systems and methods for automatically reconfiguring virtual private networks

Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for automatically configuring, managing, and maintaining a network device or VPN using a public network such as the Internet. Initial configuration of a network device or VPN occurs upon a user entering minimal information via a simple HTML page. After receipt of this minimal information, the present invention automatically configures the network device or VPN without user intervention. Thereafter, a user may modify the network device or VPN configuration via an easy-to-use and easy-to-understand graphical user interface. Parameters are presented such that a user simply checks and unchecks boxes, or clicks on radio buttons, to configure network device parameters. Upon completion of the selection, the user clicks on save, and the configuration is automatically modified. In addition, upon a significant change to any network device, the changed network device automatically initiates reconfiguration of the network device or VPN with zero input from a user.

Inventors: Smith; Robert Douglas (Mainz, DE), Wobst; Olaf Alexander (Mainz, DE)

Assignee: ETSec, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 9/00 (20060101); G06F 15/16 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018