Flexera Software has been granted a patent for a computer-implemented method that generates network optimizing information. The method involves identifying system devices in a network, collecting metrics from these devices, assessing the metrics according to a predetermined protocol, and generating a roster of metrics of interest. These metrics can help network operators take corrective actions or capitalize on optimization opportunities. The method also includes determining non-compliant metrics, generating a normalized score for these metrics, and displaying data regarding the metrics and remedial resources through an electronic interface. GlobalData’s report on Flexera Software gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Method for generating network optimizing information based on metrics

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Flexera Software LLC

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11671321B2) describes a computer-implemented method and system for managing network metrics and remedial resources in a networked environment. The method involves determining a set of network metrics based on network communications among network resources. If a network metric falls outside a compliance range of values, it is identified as a non-compliant metric. A normalized score is generated for the non-compliant metric based on the degree of deviation from the compliance range. The non-compliant metric is then identified as a metric of interest associated with a deficiency.

The method further involves determining a relevancy score for each remedial resource, representing the degree of responsiveness to correct the deficiency. Data regarding the metric of interest and the remedial resources are displayed through an electronic interface. The system includes computer-readable memory and processors configured to execute the method.

Additional features of the method and system include identifying a peer group classification for the networked environment, receiving user input for adjusting the peer group classification, and determining a second set of additional networked environments based on the adjustment. A comparison property associated with the metric of interest for the additional networked environments can be determined and displayed.

The method also allows for ranking the remedial resources according to priority or preference. A roster of metrics of interest, which is a subset of the set of network metrics, can be generated based on a selection criterion. The method further includes generating a hierarchical representation of the roster of metrics of interest and corresponding remedial resources.

Overall, this patent provides a computer-implemented method and system for effectively managing network metrics and remedial resources in a networked environment. By identifying non-compliant metrics and providing relevant remedial resources, the method aims to address deficiencies and improve the performance of the network. The system's ability to adjust peer group classifications and compare metrics across different networked environments adds flexibility and enhances decision-making. The ranking and hierarchical representation features further assist in prioritizing and organizing remedial actions.

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