US Patent No. 9,385,994

NETWORK SECURITY DEVICE


Patent No. 9,385,994
Issue Date July 05, 2016
Title Network Security Device
Inventorship Yan Ke, San Jose, CA (US)
Yuming Mao, Milpitas, CA (US)
Jian Tong, San Jose, CA (US)
Guangsong Huang, Sunnyvale, CA (US)
Assignee Juniper Networks, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,385,994

1. A system comprising:
a network device to:
determine whether a data packet is a first data packet in a session associated with the data packet;
determine whether information regarding the session, associated with the data packet, is stored in a data structure after
determining whether the data packet is the first data packet in the session,

the data structure storing information regarding sessions;
selectively transmit the data packet to one or more first components, of the network device, or to one or more second components
of the network device,

the one or more second components being different than the one or more first components,
the data packet being transmitted to the one or more first components when the information regarding the session, associated
with the data packet, is not stored in the data structure, or

the data packet being transmitted to the one or more second components, without being transmitted to the one or more first
components, when the information regarding the session,

associated with the data packet, is stored in the data structure; and
selectively process the data packet by one of:
the one or more first components, or
the one or more second components.