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Tripwire announced they were awarded of three new patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in the last quarter of 2013 after having gained eleven additional patents through the acquisition of nCircle in April of last year, bringing the total number of patents in the company’s portfolio to 23, covering a wide range of security innovations.

“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,” said Jim Johnson, chief executive officer at Tripwire.

“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. We are pleased to have obtained these new foundational patents.”

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.”