Patent Number: 8,819,808

Title: Host trust report based filtering mechanism in a reverse firewall

Abstract: Disclosed is a computer implemented method to report a bad host. A receiver host receives a packet from a sender host. The receiver host detects that the packet contains suspect hostile content. The receiver host transmits a negative trust report.

Inventors: Fried; Eric P. (Austin, TX), Goyal; Anand (West Bengal, IN), Kosanam; Sipla (Nagavara, IN), Sabarathinam; Suresh (Chamarajpet, IN)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: H04L 29/06 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018