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Bat Blue Obtains Patent for Cloud-based Network Security

By Casey Houser December 01, 2015

Bat Blue Networks, a developer of cloud-based security software, recently announced that it has been granted a U.S. patent for what it calls “network feature virtualization technology” that will find a home in the company’s Unified Cloud Security software.

The patent, U.S. Patent 9,197,601B2, “System and Method for Providing a Single Global Borderless Perimeter Through Distributed Points of Presence,” means to help generate the most powerful cloud-based security platform on the market. It works by addressing all the assets of every program in a network – such as software distributed as a service, mobile applications, and data center activity – and pooling their needs into one group. As Bat Blue CEO Babak Pasdar puts it, his company wants to move security to the cloud and make it sustainable for the glut of devices now connected to IP networks.

“So far the industry has aimed for defense-in-depth but managed to create complexity-in-depth,” Pasdar said. “And complexity is the enemy of security.”

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“[End-point security] doesn’t take sustainability into consideration at all,” he continued. “End-point security for a projected 50 billion IoT assets that range from an LG Dishwasher, a Tesla car, to an Android device is just not reasonable or feasible. Our Unified Cloud Security makes security simple, manageable, and sustainable.”

Bat Blue has further mentioned that the real problem of security is with program assets. Businesses do not necessarily face a problem with handling the security of stand-alone cloud-based applications. The issues start to accumulate when many applications try to run in the same cloud space. They all vie for resources, and their individual assets begin to seek specific security functions. Some will need access to encrypted data; others will need to manage a number of users and file permissions. Across millions of applications and network-connected devices, these requests become virtually uncountable and nearly uncontrollable.

This latest patent can help address that problem of accumulation by consolidating all issues into a single, accessible space where IT admins can keep a close watch on all their applications and devices. It will try to make simple what has become extremely complex.




Edited by Kyle Piscioniere

Contributing Writer

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