Patent Number: 7,823,196

Title: Method and an apparatus to perform dynamic secure re-routing of data flows for public services

Abstract: A method and an apparatus to perform dynamic secure re-routing of data flows for public services are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving at a first security appliance a public service message from a second security appliance via a public network. The public service message being associated with a session between the first and the second security appliances, being destined to a first network device coupled to the first security appliance, and including one of a public service request and a public service response. In response to the public service message, the method may further include determining whether a secure communication path exists between the first and the second security appliances. If the secure communication path exists between the first and the second security appliances, the method may further include re-routing the session data to the secure communication path, splitting control signals of the session from the data of the session, and using the secure communication path to transmit data of the session. Other embodiments have been claimed and described.

Inventors: Caldwell; Jeffrey Bowman (Sunnyvale, CA), Karlcut; Akbal S. (Cupertino, CA), Eslambolchizadeh; Aria (San Jose, CA)

Assignee: SonicWALL, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 15/16 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00