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Push technology

About: Push technology is a research topic. Over the lifetime, 1036 publications have been published within this topic receiving 12316 citations. The topic is also known as: server push.


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Patent
31 Dec 1997
TL;DR: In this paper, a method for updating antivirus files on a computer using push technology is disclosed, in which the push agent software operates in the background to receive updated antivirus file from the central antivirus server across the Internet in a manner which is substantially transparent to the user.
Abstract: A method for updating antivirus files on a computer using push technology is disclosed. In a preferred embodiment, updated virus signature files or other updated antivirus information is loaded onto a central antivirus server, while local push agent software is installed on the client computer. When the user of the client computer is connected to the Internet, the push agent software operates in the background to receive updated antivirus files from the central antivirus server across the Internet, in a manner which is substantially transparent to the user. In another preferred embodiment, antivirus files on a plurality of client computers on a corporate computer network are automatically updated using push technology and automated network installation scripts. A service computer associated with the plurality of client computers receives one or batches of antivirus updates from a central antivirus server across the Internet using push technology. An automatic installation script is executed to install the antivirus updates on the client computers of the corporate computer network with a minimum of involvement from a corporate system administrator or, optionally, no involvement from the corporate system administrator.

584 citations

Patent
30 May 1997
TL;DR: In this paper, an information exchange system for controlling the exchange of business and clinical information between an insurer and multiple health care providers is presented, which includes an information-exchange computer that is connected over a local area network to an insurer computer using a proprietary database and over the Internet to health care provider computers using open database-compliant databases.
Abstract: An information-exchange system is provided for controlling the exchange of business and clinical information between an insurer and multiple health care providers. The system includes an information-exchange computer that is connected over a local area network to an insurer computer using a proprietary database and over the Internet to health-care provider computers using open database-compliant databases. The information-exchange computer receives subscriber insurance data from the insurance computer database, translates the insurance data into an exchange database, and pushes the subscriber insurance data out over the Internet to the computer operated by the health-care provider assigned to each subscriber. The information-exchange system stores the data in the provider database. The information-exchange system also provides for the preparation, submission, processing, and payment of claims over the local area network and with push technology over the Internet. In addition, prior authorization requests may be initiated in the provider computers and exchanged over the information-exchange system for review by the insurer computer. Processed reviews are transmitted back to the provider computer and to a specialist computer, if required, using push technology over the Internet.

392 citations

Patent
28 Jan 2002
TL;DR: In this paper, a secure push server is disclosed, which allows information service providers to send notifications to the wireless clients on different wireless networks, including a certificate from the information service provider.
Abstract: A secure push server is disclosed. The push server is used for sending notifications to different wireless clients on different wireless networks. The push server allows information service providers to send notifications to the wireless clients. The information service providers initiate a request to the push server that includes updated information. The request also includes a certificate from the information service provider. The push server authenticates the request from the information service provider by verifying the certificate. The push server also determines if the certificate was issued from an acceptable certificate authority by examining an acceptable certificate authority list. Finally, the push server checks the content of the notification to be sure it does not interfere with other information service providers. After performing the security checks, the push server processes the notification request.

336 citations

Patent
02 Jun 1998
TL;DR: In this paper, an apparatus and computer-implemented method for distributing information to a plurality of client devices on a network is disclosed, which includes the steps of: 1) receiving a variety of information from the plurality of sources, 2) organizing the information into information categories, and 3) distributing the information to the client devices based on the information categories requested by the plurality.
Abstract: An apparatus and computer-implemented method for distributing information to a plurality of client devices on a network is disclosed. The computer-implemented method includes the steps of: 1) receiving a variety of information from a plurality of sources, 2) organizing the variety of information into information categories, and 3) distributing the variety of information to the plurality of client devices based on the information categories requested by the plurality of client devices. The invention further includes the steps of: 4) accepting user input at the client device to specify information categories for retrieval from a server, 5) generating a user profile based on the information categories specified by the user input, and 6) retrieving information at predetermined intervals from the server based on the user profile.

301 citations

Proceedings ArticleDOI
29 Mar 1998
TL;DR: This paper targets an environment in which servers are distributed across the Internet, and clients identify servers using the authors' application-layer any-casting service, and develops an approach for estimating the performance that a client would experience when accessing particular servers.
Abstract: Server replication is an approach often used to improve the ability of a service to handle a large number of clients. One of the important factors in the efficient utilization of replicated servers is the ability to direct client requests to the best server, according to some optimality criteria. In this paper we target an environment in which servers are distributed across the Internet, and clients identify servers using our application-layer any-casting service. Our goal is to allocate servers to clients in a way that minimizes a client's response time. To that end, we develop an approach for estimating the performance that a client would experience when accessing particular servers. Such information is maintained in a resolver that clients can query to obtain the identity of the server with the best response time. Our performance collection technique combines server push with client probes to estimate the expected response time. A set of experiments is used to demonstrate the properties of our performance determination approach and to show its advantages when used within the application-layer anycasting architecture.

285 citations


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No. of papers in the topic in previous years
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20232
202210
202128
202033
201965
201873