Gabriel Connection Technology™
The Internet was originally conceived and developed with a view toward openness and limited access controls. While this has contributed to its widespread use and betterment of people’s lives, it has brought with it some major challenges to assuring privacy and security for those benefiting from its use. These challenges stem largely from the fact that the Internet by its very design is publicly accessible to everyone. Given that both good and bad actors have equal access to the Internet, any solution to protecting the good actors from the bad actors (i.e. hackers) must address challenges, which include:
- Assuring content privacy and controlling access,
- Authenticating participants (knowing with whom you are collaborating),
- Blocking unwanted participants (keeping out the bad actors),
- Overcoming on demand connection barriers (anyone, anytime, anywhere),
- Seamlessly connecting and communicating across dissimilar platforms, and
- Controlling and administering who can connect and access data (user defined security policy)
Gabriel has been designed, created and tested from its very inception to address these challenges by integrating VirnetX patented technology with industry standard cryptography, technology and practices.
Network address resolution is a process used in Internet communications, for example, this is the process by which a human readable domain name is resolved to a specific Internet Protocol (IP) address. The IP address is a sequence of numbers, which routers use to determine where to send data destined for a specific device location. Traditional address resolution is performed by the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS), which is a collection of devices capable of resolving domain names to IP addresses. For example, a user desiring to access the Amazon™ commerce site would enter the domain name www.amazon.com. This domain name is sent to a DNS server, which either knows the corresponding IP address or forwards the request to a server, which knows (e.g. 188.8.131.52) the address. When the address is found, it is returned to the requesting device. Unlike traditional DNS, Gabriel technology enhances the step of network address resolution by automatically determining the need for the initiation of a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to the destination computer and provisioning the VPN for communications that require it.
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