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GraphOn Awarded Two Patents Related to Firewall Security
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Santa Cruz, CA -- GraphOn Corporation (OTCBB:GOJO), a leading worldwide developer of server-based application publishing and Web-enabling software solutions, announced today that it has been issued two new patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
U.S. Patent 7,380,273, issued May 27, 2008 describes a method for authenticating a user access request over an initial communication medium to a device protected by a firewall system. The method involves communicating a password that is required to complete the authentication back to the user after receiving a valid user name from the user. The password is communicated back to the user on a communication medium other than the initial communication medium. This process is commonly referred to as two-factor authentication.
U.S. Patent 7,383,573, issued June 3, 2008 describes a method for managing traffic outbound from a private network to a public network. The method involves a firewall system determining whether a user is authorized to access the public network. If the user is authorized, the firewall will then form a connection between the private and public networks on behalf of the user.
"These patents represent a significant addition to our growing intellectual property portfolio, particularly in the area of Internet-related security technology," said Robert Dilworth, GraphOn’s chief executive officer. "The total number of patents now owned by GraphOn is 22, a number that we expect will grow further in the future. Continued strengthening and broadening of our patent portfolio protecting fundamental technology relating to the Internet, firewalls, and other areas represent strategically important activities for GraphOn. Our objective continues to be maximizing the value of GraphOn’s patent portfolio, contributing technology to our current GO-Global product line, and providing opportunities for development of new products."
In 2007, GraphOn licensed its patents and patent applications to AutoTrader.com, its parent Cox Enterprises, Inc., and all affiliates. Lawsuits are proceeding against Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR), alleging that certain Juniper products infringe GraphOn patents protecting network security and firewall technologies, and against Classified Ventures, LLC; IAC/InterActiveCorp (Nasdaq GS: IACI); Match.com (an operating business of IAC/InterActiveCorp); Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq GS: YHOO); eHarmony.com; and CareerBuilder, LLC, alleging infringement of GraphOn patents protecting unique methods of maintaining an automated and network-accessible database.
About GraphOn Corporation
GraphOn Corporation is a publicly-traded company headquartered in Santa Cruz, California. For over a decade, GraphOn has been an innovator of cost-effective, advanced solutions that help customers access applications from anywhere. GraphOn’s high-performance software provides fast remote access, cross-platform connectivity, and a centralized architecture that delivers a dramatically lower cost of ownership. The company’s solutions run under Microsoft (MSFT) Windows, Linux and UNIX, including Sun (JAVA) Solaris, IBM AIX, Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) HP-UX, and others. For more information, call 1.800.GRAPHON or visit www.graphon.com.
This press release contains statements that are forward looking as that term is defined by the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on current expectations that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results will differ due to factors such as shifts in customer demand, product shipment schedules, product mix, competitive products and pricing, technological shifts and other variables. Readers are referred to GraphOn's most recent periodic and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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