SOURCE: CoreTrace

November 11, 2008 07:03 ET

CoreTrace Granted Multi-Claim Application Whitelisting Patent by United States Patent Office

New Patent Covers Over Fifty Claims Critical to High-Security / Easy-Change Application Whitelisting

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - November 11, 2008) - CoreTrace, the creator of high-security / easy-change application whitelisting, today announced the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued the company U.S. Patent No. 7,398,389, which covers 54 claims around kernel-based network security infrastructures. The newly patented kernel and network components of CoreTrace's award-winning application whitelisting solution, BOUNCER, ensure integrity and full security effectiveness by operating at the lowest level of the operating system, unlike most security technologies which operate in the user space where they are more susceptible to attack. This new patent further validates CoreTrace's innovation and position as the market leader for application whitelisting.

"Application whitelisting is the future of antivirus -- this new patent acknowledges CoreTrace as an early pioneer and innovator of the game-changing application whitelisting approach," said Toney Jennings, CEO and president of CoreTrace. "Our customers are using the BOUNCER technology to replace antiquated blacklisting solutions to more effectively and completely protect endpoint computers. CoreTrace is the only company that has patents on both kernel and network components, innovations that are key to driving our leadership in the emerging application whitelisting market."

With the sophistication of today's hackers, ever-changing threats, and the constant need for security patches, application whitelisting is quickly becoming a viable solution and replacement method over traditional antivirus solutions, which cannot keep pace. Leveraging a highly secure network, and operating at the lowest possible level, in the kernel, BOUNCER detects and stops unwanted or malicious code -- even those attempting to run in memory like buffer overflow attacks. All network infrastructure and kernel implementations that are covered by the patent are critical to enable true, authenticated, "Trusted Change" that is transparent to the user and burden-free to IT.

Based on a unique combination of security and flexibility, the BOUNCER technology from CoreTrace has received numerous accolades from both leading IT publications and industry analyst organizations. BOUNCER's impressive record against rogue applications was shown in the recent Defcon "Race to Zero" competition, where the solution stopped 100 percent of all malware created. Unlike other application whitelisting solutions that are simply lockdown technologies, BOUNCER's "Trusted Change" capability enables IT professionals to predefine multiple sources from which users can safely install applications and have them automatically added to the whitelist -- without any further IT involvement required.

About CoreTrace

CoreTrace® is the creator of high-security / easy-change application whitelisting. The company's BOUNCER™ product has received accolades from customers, analysts, and leading publications like InfoWorld, Network World and PC Magazine for a simple reason -- BOUNCER is the only solution that simultaneously stops all bad applications while allowing users to easily add good ones via its patent-pending "Trusted Change" capability. The result is improved security and more productive users at a lower total cost of ownership.

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