United States Patent and Trademark Office approves ESET’s innovative DESlock Encryption System

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ESET, a global industry leader in IT security software announced today that is has been granted a landmark patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for DESlock’s innovative data encryption system, which works under the hood of DESlock Encryption by ESET.

The patent –US 9,612,813–  protects DESlock’s innovative and unique method of deploying and managing encryption policy, keys and endpoint software via cloud infrastructure for both IoT devices and corporations of any size. The technology allows IoT developers to adopt a ‘secure by design’ data transfer philosophy from the outset.

All encryption keys, recovery passwords and other security assets remain on premise, yet uniquely, no incoming connections are used at the client or server ends and no VPN connection is required.  The technology remains true to its design goals of a sub 30-minute install and setup, no network changes or specialist knowledge requirement, and a fully-encrypted, ‘secure-if-hacked’ cloud component.

The DESlock technology platform benefits from quick setup and flexibility of cloud management while simultaneously decreasing risks with security assets that are located directly on the customer’s premises. By securing this key patent, the USPTO has recognized the DESlock system as genuinely innovative and unique.

“This is a killer feature when transmitting encrypted data, and protecting its design in the biggest market is a real win for ESET, ESET’s partners and customers,” said ESET Encryption Business Unit Manager David Tomlinson.  “This patent ensures our technology and corporate partners can utilize DESlock’s unique platform to secure existing infrastructure and IoT devices, providing their customers the satisfaction of knowing that communications and data are fully encrypted.”

Today, data protection and privacy is a top concern for consumers and organizations of all sizes. ESET has set itself apart from competitors with DESlock’s cutting-edge encryption solutions, which no other product can match for flexibility and ease of use.

For ESET’s customers, the patent solidifies DESlock as a superior encryption system by ensuring control and monitoring of the encryption solutions installed on their remote or off-network endpoints, devices and sensors.

ESET’s success in securing a U.S. patent for DESlock’s leading-edge encryption system supports the company’s goal to make sure consumers and businesses feel safe to make the most of the digital world.  

About ESET

For 30 years, ESET® has been developing industry-leading IT security software and services for businesses and consumers worldwide. With solutions ranging from endpoint and mobile security, to encryption and two-factor authentication, ESET’s high-performing, easy-to-use products give consumers and businesses the peace of mind to enjoy the full potential of their technology. ESET unobtrusively protects and monitors 24/7, updating defenses in real-time to keep users safe and businesses running without interruption. Evolving threats require an evolving IT security company. Backed by R&D centers worldwide, ESET became the first IT security company to earn 100 Virus Bulletin VB100 awards, identifying every single “in-the-wild” malware without interruption since 2003. For more information visit www.eset.com or follow us on LinkedInFacebook and Twitter.

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Anna Keeve

ESET North America