Pub. Number EP 1470691
Appl. Data EP 03737553 2003 01 24
Applicant INTEL CORPORATION
Inventor(s) YADAV, Satyendra
Title: INTEGRATED NETWORK INTRUSION DETECTION
Abstract: Intrusion preludes may be detected (including detection using fabricated responses to blocked network requests), and particular sources of network communications may be singled out for greater scrutiny, by performing intrusion analysis on packets blocked by a firewall. An integrated intrusion detection system uses an end-node firewall that is dynamically controlled using invoked- application information and a network policy. The system may use various alert levels to trigger heightened monitoring states, alerts sent to a security operation center, and/or logging of network activity for later forensic analysis. The system may monitor network traffic to block traffic that violates the network policy, monitor blocked traffic to detect an intrusion prelude, and monitor traffic from a potential intruder when an intrusion prelude is detected. The system also may track behavior of applications using the network policy to identify abnormal application behavior, and monitor traffic from an abnormally behaving application to identify an intrusion.