Patent Number: 9,386,000

Title: System and method for establishing a communication link

Abstract: A system for and method of establishing a secure communication link is disclosed. The method comprises: (1) generating a Domain Name Service (DNS) request; (2) determining that the DNS request corresponds a first computer configured to communicate securely; (3) sending, based on the determination, a request to establish a secure communication link with the first computer configured to communicate securely, the request including an identifier of a client device used to determine whether the client device is authorized to communicate with the first computer; (4) receiving, in response to the request to establish a secure communication link, a resource used to establish the secure communication link; (5) automatically establishing the secure communication link using the received resource; and (6) communicating securely with the first computer over the established secure communication link.

Inventors: Larson; Victor (Fairfax, VA), Short, III; Robert Dunham (Leesburg, VA), Munger; Edmund Colby (Crownsville, MD), Williamson; Michael (South Riding, VA)

Assignee: VirnetX, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 7/04 (20060101); H04L 29/08 (20060101); H04L 12/24 (20060101); G06F 21/60 (20130101); H04L 12/703 (20130101); H04L 12/707 (20130101); H04L 12/701 (20130101); H04L 29/12 (20060101); H04L 12/46 (20060101); H04L 29/06 (20060101); G06F 17/30 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2020-07-05 0:00:00