Tripwire Patent Portfolio Increases 150 Percent in 2013

Industry leader extends intellectual property leadership and is awarded three new patents

PORTLAND, OREGON — February 4, 2014 Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of risk-based security and compliance management solutions, today announced the award of three new patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in  the last quarter of 2013. Through the acquisition of nCircle in 2013, Tripwire acquired eleven additional patents bringing the total number of patents in their portfolio to 23. The patents cover a wide range of security innovations.

“We are pleased to have obtained these new foundational patents,” commented Jim Johnson, chief executive officer at Tripwire. “Tripwire has a long history of investing in innovation and we are accelerating our investments to keep pace with the changes in the threat environment. Our inventions are crucial to our ability to deliver the critical security and compliance intelligence necessary to protect the largest, most sensitive networks in the world.”

Tripwire’s newest patents include:

U.S. patent US8566823 covers a technology used to monitor virtual machines. If a virtual infrastructure system event is detected, the technology can create an alert or generate a script that can, for example, remediate the event.

U.S. patent US8600996  covers technology used to identify, categorize and create clusters of system change data using a list of inference techniques which may include rules, settings and parameters. Once the change data has been identified and categorized, a report with additional information about the changes is generated.

U.S. patent US8615572 extends the network services platform of two previous Tripwire patents and provides additional services to remote enterprise networks via an Internet Protocol (IP) tunnel and bridge. The services platform provides a control module to a computer in the enterprise network, which then establishes an IP tunnel between the services platform and the computer for the purpose of providing the requested network services.

“Patents are an objective measure of innovation,” said Will Claridge, senior director of research and development operations for Tripwire. “Tripwire will continue to focus on expanding our patent portfolio in order to support innovative cybersecurity solutions that solve our customers’ most difficult cybersecurity problems.”

About Tripwire

Tripwire is a leading global provider of risk-based security and compliance management solutions, enabling enterprises, government agencies and service providers to effectively connect security to their business. Tripwire provides the broadest set of foundational security controls including security configuration management, vulnerability management, file integrity monitoring, log and event management. Tripwire solutions deliver unprecedented visibility, business context and security business intelligence allowing extended enterprises to protect sensitive data from breaches, vulnerabilities, and threats. Learn more at, get security news, trends and insights at or follow us on Twitter @TripwireInc.