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Citrix Systems : Patent Issued for Methods and Systems for Routing Packets in a VPN-Client-To-VPN-Client Connection via an SSL/VPN Network Appliance (USPTO 9246878)

02/04/2016 | 03:11pm US/Eastern

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering -- A patent by the inventors Kumar, Arkesh (Santa Clara, CA); Harris, James (Santa Clara, CA); Soni, Ajay (Santa Clara, CA), filed on October 4, 2013, was published online on January 26, 2016, according to news reporting originating from Alexandria, Virginia, by VerticalNews correspondents.

Patent number 9246878 is assigned to CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC. (Fort Lauderdale, FL).

The following quote was obtained by the news editors from the background information supplied by the inventors: "In conventional systems, virtual private networks (VPN) provide a client computer with secure access to a private network. Typically, the client is assigned an internet protocol (IP) address on the private network after a VPN server authenticates the client. Once the client is authenticate and can access the VPN, the client may securely access resources residing on the private network.

"Typically, VPNs do not support peer-to-peer connections between clients on the VPN. Some systems enable a client to establish a separate, secure connection to other clients when the client wishes to transmit data to another client, effectively creating a second virtual private network. In some of these systems, the clients communicate directly with each other through a connection that is independent of the virtual private network. But conventional systems do not typically enable clients who have already established connections to the VPN to communicate with each other in a peer-to-peer mode.

"A system in which a VPN server enabled clients connected to a virtual private network to communicate with each other in a peer-to-peer mode while utilizing existing connections to the VPN would be desirable."

In addition to the background information obtained for this patent, VerticalNews journalists also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent: "In one aspect of the invention, a method for routing packets between clients includes the step of receiving a packet from a first client connected to a secure sockets layer virtual private network (an SSL/VPN) network appliance. An identification is made, responsive to an inspection of the received packet, of i) a type of connection required for transmission of the received packet to a destination address identified by the received packet and ii) a second client connected via an SSL/VPN connection to the SSL/VPN network appliance and associated with the identified destination address. A request is made for establishment by the second client of a connection of the identified type within the SSL/VPN connection. The received packet is transmitted to the second client via the established connection of the identified type.

"In one embodiment, the step of receiving the packet includes receiving, by the SSL/VPN network appliance, the packet via a secure sockets layer virtual private network (an SSL VPN) connection. In another embodiment, the step of identifying the type of connection and the second client includes inspecting, by the SSL/VPN network appliance, the received packet. In still another embodiment, the step of identifying the type of connection includes identifying, responsive to the inspection of the received packet, a type of connection comprising a TCP connection. In yet another embodiment, the step of identifying the type of connection includes identifying, responsive to the inspection of the received packet, a type of connection comprising a UDP connection.

"In one embodiment, the SSL/VPN network appliance requests establishment by the second client of a connection of the identified type. In another embodiment, the connection requested is a connection of the identified type between the second client and the SSL/VPN network appliance. In still another embodiment, the second client establishes a connection of the identified type.

"In another aspect, a system for routing packets between clients comprises a secure sockets layer virtual private network (an SSL/VPN) network appliance comprising a receiver, a packet inspector, and a transceiver. The receiver receives a packet from a first client over a connection. The packet inspector identifies, responsive to an inspection of the received packet, 1) a type of connection required for transmission of the received packet to a destination address identified by the received packet and 2) a second client connected via an SSL/VPN connection to the SSL/VPN network appliance and associated with the identified destination address. The transceiver requests establishment of a connection of the identified type and transmits the received packet to the second client over the requested connection.

"In still another aspect, a system for routing packets between clients comprises a first client transmitting a packet, a second client, and a secure sockets layer virtual private network (an SSL/VPN) network appliance. The SSL/VPN network appliance comprises a receiver, a packet inspector, and a transceiver. The receiver receives the packet from the first client over a connection. The packet inspector identifies, responsive to an inspection of the received packet, 1) a type of connection required for transmission of the received packet to a destination address identified by the received packet and 2) the second client. The transceiver requests establishment by the second client of a connection of the identified type and transmits the received packet to the second client over the requested connection.

"In one embodiment, the first client establishes a secure sockets layer virtual private network (an SSL/VPN) connection to the SSL/VPN network appliance. In another embodiment, the first client transmits the packet to the SSL/VPN network appliance over a secure sockets layer virtual private network (an SSL/VPN) connection.

"In one embodiment, the second client further comprises a connection via an SSL/VPN connection to the SSL/VPN network appliance. In another embodiment, the second client further comprises an association with the destination address identified by the received packet. In still another embodiment, the second client establishes a connection of the identified type between the second client and the SSL/VPN network appliance. In yet another embodiment, the second client establishes a connection of the identified type within an SSL/VPN connection to the SSL/VPN network appliance.

"The details of various embodiments of the invention are set forth in the accompanying drawings and the description below."

URL and more information on this patent, see: Kumar, Arkesh; Harris, James; Soni, Ajay. Methods and Systems for Routing Packets in a VPN-Client-To-VPN-Client Connection via an SSL/VPN Network Appliance. U.S. Patent Number 9246878, filed October 4, 2013, and published online on January 26, 2016. Patent URL: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=9246878.PN.&OS=PN/9246878RS=PN/9246878

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