In the first quarter of 2015 Kaspersky Lab obtained 29 patents in the USA, the EU, Russia and China. This digest highlights the most noticeable innovations patented during this period.
In recent years, companies have worked increasingly hard on protecting data confidentiality and applying data encryption. To ensure reliable protection, Kaspersky Lab is constantly improving its own encryption technology as found in Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business. The United States Patent and Trademark Office granted Kaspersky Lab two patents related to this technology in Q1 of 2015. The first patent, System and method for robust full-drive encryption, makes the Full Disk Encryption (FDE) service more resilient. The patent describes a method to determine the optimum size of the data block and the mask of the encrypted area needed to maintain the resiliency of full disk encryption. The second patent, System and method for controlling user access to encrypted data, describes a technology that simplifies the administration of accounts and regulation of encryption policies. This development can automatically determine the list of active users of each computer and create preloading accounts that require authentication before loading the operating system when using full disk encryption. It also describes an automatic method to apply encryption policies for all active users of the computer.
Kaspersky Lab also received the following patents from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO):
Several patents have been granted by Rospatent, Russia’s patent agency. These include:
This is not an exhaustive list of the patents obtained by Kaspersky Lab in the first quarter of 2015, but records only those that were first patented in one of the regions. All the other technologies that received patents in this period had previously been granted a patent in another country. Kaspersky Lab is constantly developing and patenting new IT security technologies. As of June 2015, Kaspersky Lab had 322 patents in Russia, the US, China and Europe. The company has a further 301 patent applications pending in several countries.