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Sigaba Granted Patent for Managing Business Processes Using Key Server Events
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Patent Augments Capability to Provide Sender Controlled Secure Messaging
San Mateo, CA -- Sigaba (www.sigaba.com), a leader in secure messaging management, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted the company a new patent entitled System For Managing Business Processes Using Key Server Events.
Patent 7,277,549 leverages a message receiver’s interaction with a Sigaba's Key Server as the basis for signaling certain business events. For example, requesting the decryption key is an event which can be used to signal that the receiver has read the secure message. The primary benefit of this method is that it extends the business value of sender-owned messages. The sender of a message can determine whether or not a receiver has read the message and take appropriate actions based on this event.
"The fine-grained control that a sender of a Sigaba secured message can exercise over a message’s ultimate disposition is a distinct point of competitive differentiation for Sigaba," said Jahan Moreh, Chief Security Architect at Sigaba. "A sender of a Sigaba secured message may, for example, set time limits for an encrypted message to be read, or a receiver’s access to a secure message may signal the initiation of an automated business process such as the sending of a secure e-statement for billing or customer support purposes. In addition, should it be necessary, a sender can easily revoke the decryption key on a message after it has been sent thus making the message unreadable."
"This patent allows Sigaba to continue to offer customers unique and differentiated value within the secure messaging market," said Troy Hartless, President and CEO. "With this achievement, Sigaba’s intellectual property assets continue to expand to the benefit of all our customers and partners."
Sigaba provides patented security infrastructure solutions that enable industry and government to exchange information securely with their colleagues, customers, partners and constituents. The company’s standards-based SigabaNet™ platform takes the complexity out of strong encryption and enables organizations to easily authenticate users across network environments. The result is a unique way to separately encrypt sensitive data in order to mitigate risks while strengthening relationships, improving efficiencies and safeguarding intellectual property. Sigaba is headquartered in San Mateo, California. For more information visit www.sigaba.com.
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