SOURCE: Permabit


October 13, 2009 10:12 ET

Permabit Awarded Three New Patents for Data Deduplication, Encryption and Delivery of Cloud Services

Extensive Storage Patent Portfolio Increases to 16 for Permabit Technology

CAMBRIDGE, MA and PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - October 13, 2009) - SNW Fall, Booth #A5 -- Permabit Technology Corporation, the leading innovator of value tier storage solutions for the enterprise and cloud service providers, today announced it has been awarded three new patents by the US Patent and Trademark Office. These patents cover a broad range of data deduplication, retention and security within cloud storage environments. Highlights include:

--  U.S. Patent No. 7,496,555 covers the use of a data fingerprint (such
    as a cryptographic hash) so that an application server can access a data
    item from a nearby data repository instead of a client sending it over a
    lower speed link, and managing content retention of data in that
--  U.S. Patent No. 7,506,173 covers mechanisms to prevent unauthorized
    data sharing by fingerprint, such as deduplication or content-address
    storage (CAS), in a content repository.
--  U.S. Patent No. 7,587,617 covers the use of a storage client where
    data to be stored that is found to already exist in a public repository,
    identified by content fingerprint, is stored by reference in that public
    repository, but unique data is stored in a separate private repository.

These new patents continue to build upon Permabit's already extensive storage patent portfolio, including the use of hash-based deduplication for scalable file and object data storage, Permabit's unique encrypted deduplication, snapshotting, and many other features of the company's Scalable Data Reduction™ (SDR) technology which are the foundation of its Dedupe 2.0 strategy. With these, Permabit has a total of 16 patents covering diverse areas in data deduplication, protection and archive, and many more filings are pending in similar areas.

Permabit will be showcasing its patented technology at its booth and during two presentations at the SNW Fall 2009 conference at the JW Marriot Desert Ridge in Phoenix, Arizona. Executives will be on hand to answer questions at Booth #A5.

Supporting Quote:

"Permabit continues to secure critical patents in the areas of advanced deduplication and technologies optimized for cloud storage environments. The awards of these recent patents continue to prove that our vision that began in 2000 of a massively scalable, reliable, and secure storage platform for both internal use and for service providers is one hundred percent on target." ~ Jered Floyd, Chief Technology Officer, Permabit.

Supporting Resources:

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Permabit delivers the industry's most advanced enterprise Value Tier storage solution. With patented data reduction and protection technology, the Permabit Enterprise Archive™ provides massively scalable disk-based storage at the lowest effective cost available. Permabit enables decades of secure, reliable, online information access with a rapid return on investment. Permabit was founded in 2000 by a technical and business team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For more information, visit:

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