Patent Number: 7,827,294

Title: System and method for dynamic security provisioning of computing resources

Abstract: The present invention facilitates the dynamic provisioning of computing and data assets in a commodity computing environment. The invention provides a system and method for dynamically provisioning and de-provisioning computing resources based on multi-dimensional decision criteria. By employing specialized computing components configured to assess an asset and requestor of an asset, a provisioning engine is able to transform the input from the computing components into a specific configuration of computing resource provisioning and security controls. According to the rules and policies applying to a security domain, the provisioning engine may dynamically allocate computing resources in a manner that is both safe and efficient for the asset.

Inventors: Merkow; Mark (Tempe, AZ), Petrone; James F. (Carefree, AZ)

Assignee: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 15/16 (20060101); G06F 15/173 (20060101); G06F 7/04 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00