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Device for and method of secure computing using virtual machines

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NSA

A device for and method of secure computing that includes a computer system having a processor; an operating-system software program loaded onto the processor; a type-II virtual machine monitor software program loaded onto the operating-system software program; a user-definable number of non-sensitive virtual-machines; a user-definable number of sensitive virtual-machines, where each sensitive virtual-machine has a user-definable sensitivity level; a user-definable number of encryption virtual-machines, where each encryption virtual-machine is connected to one of said user-definable number of sensitive virtual-machines, and where each encryption virtual-machine includes at least one encryption algorithm capable of encrypting information from the corresponding sensitive virtual-machine according to the corresponding sensitivity level; and a router virtual-machine connected to each non-sensitive virtual-machine and each encryption virtual-machine.

Inventors: 
Meushaw, Robert V.; Schneider, Mark S.; Simard, Donald N.; Wagner, Grant M.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
IT and Software
FIle Date: 
2001-05-14
Grant Date: 
2005-07-26
Grant time: 
1,534 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
28
Claim count percentile rank: 
4
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
12
Assignee: 
NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY