Aladdin Granted U.S. Patent

Jun 30, 2006

Aladdin Knowledge Systems, a provider of Software DRM, identity management, and content security solutions, has announced it has been granted U.S. patent 7,047,369, covering an application operating environment in which dangerous, unacceptable, and/or suspect activities of Internet-enabled applications may be defined and prevented from causing harm. The invention allows safe usage of computers connected to the Internet, thwarting common Internet-borne threats such as spyware, Trojans, exploits and more.

The invention covered by this patent allows automatic or manual learning of safe behavior for host-based applications, especially Internet-enabled applications. A special table of allowed activities is built in real-time for each monitored application, which is later used by the enforcement module to create a "sandbox" protection environment that blocks invalid access attempts to system resources.