Marble Security has announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent entitled “Enterprise Device Policy Management” to Marble Security.
Originally filed in 2009 by Marble Security co-founder and CTO Dave Jevans, the patent was officially issued on Jan. 15. The patent provides a method for managing the policies and security of portable devices storing data through a third-party cloud service.
This utility enables enterprises, financial institutions, health care providers and federal agencies to use a third-party cloud service to manage the security, encryption and policy applications of mobile devices without the risk of device compromise. Bugs, hackers, malicious insiders and hostile government intervention could compromise the cloud services of other systems not using this technology.
With the bring your own device (BYOD) phenomenon gaining steam, cloud security assurance is not only invaluable but necessary.
Prior to Marble Security’s new solution, companies had to install expensive and complex Mobile Device Management (MDM) software in their data centers to securely manage iPhones, iPads, Android devices and PC or Mac laptops. The new patent, on the other hand, allows a cloud service to securely provide management utilities to remote devices so that only enterprise administrators can unlock them.
The Enterprise Device Policy Management patent ensures that only the IT administrators of an enterprise can access, modify or unlock a mobile device, even if the cloud service itself is compromised.