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U.S. Patent Office Awards Universal SSO Patent to MetaPass, Inc.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Sunnyvale, CA -- MetaPass, Inc. today announced the official issuance of its first patent, No. 7,454,783, by the United States Patents and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Single sign-on (SSO) gives computer users the ability to log on to multiple systems without having to authenticate with passwords multiple times. Users securely log on once and then access all other applications with a single click, dramatically increasing network security and user productivity, while reducing user frustration and help desk costs.

While multiple products have been available on the market for years, SSO has never truly met customer expectations because it poses tremendous interoperability challenges that were solved on a case-by-case basis rather than with a unified technological approach. MetaPass has developed the only system-independent SSO solution on the market. It offers instant, 100% compatibility with all customer applications without any expensive and time-consuming integration work. Installation and deployment take just minutes, rather than months, regardless of the complexity of systems to integrate: standard and home-grown, web-based on any browser, client/server, terminal with any emulator, native or within a virtual machine, local or over a remote desktop connection, etc. Moreover, the MetaPass Universal SSO technology continues to work as systems naturally evolve and doesn't need to maintain lists of templates that inevitably would expire. MetaPass Universal SSO also runs on multiple platforms, such as Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, and more to come.

"MetaPass spent the time to analyze the SSO market, properly identified its flaws, and developed the right technology to finally get it right," said Dr. Jonathan Buckheit, Chairman at MetaPass, Inc. "We are encouraged by the USPTO's decision to uphold what we believe are seminal claims for SSO technology in this patent as it underscores the technology leadership position MetaPass has achieved in the field."

MetaPass Universal SSO is the next generation Enterprise Single-Sign-On and is completely non-invasive. In addition to integrating universally with any and all target applications, it also connects without any infrastructure change to any LDAP directory, any SPML-compliant provisioning system, and virtually any strong authentication device, such as smart cards, biometrics, and more.

"Other MetaPass patents are pending," added Buckheit, "and we are confident that the USPTO will grant them as well shortly."

About MetaPass, Inc.

Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley, in Sunnyvale, California, MetaPass provides the industry's only universal identity and access management software that does not require scripting or programming for total customer integration. Enterprises around the world benefit from MetaPass patented platform to control and simplify access to their digital assets, strengthen security, and comply with regulations.

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