Identity-based internet protocol networking

A network architecture that eliminates anonymous traffic, reduces a threat surface, and enforces policies is described herein. A method based on this network architecture includes receiving, by a processor, an IP packet entering a network, inserting, by the processor, an identity-based internet protocol (IBIP) shim between a header and a body of the IP packet and incorporating, by the processor, an identity of a source and a destination of the IP packet in the shim.

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Patent #: 9,948,675 Issue Date: April 17, 2018