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Finjan’s Gateway Security Patent Receives Second Approval by US Patent Office
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
San Jose, CA -- Finjan Inc., a leader in secure web gateway products and the provider of a unified web security solution for the enterprise market, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has terminated the reexamination proceedings and issued a Notice of Intent to Issue Ex Parte Reexamination Certificate (Notice) in the reexamination of its U.S. Patent No. 6,092,194 for a system and method for protecting a computer and network from hostile downloadables. The Notice indicates that all claims of this security patent have been confirmed as being patentable by the PTO.
The Notice indicates that the PTO found that the art cited by the third party requestor and other art provided through information disclosure statements could not be combined to reject any of the 68 issued claims and thus upheld the patentability of all of the originally issued claims that were challenged in the reexamination proceeding. With the termination of the reexamination of U.S. Patent 6,092,194, the issued claims have now been subjected to two separate examinations, by independent groups of patent examiners, and have been held to be patentable in both instances.
The 6,092,194 patent was held to be valid and infringed by Secure Computing in early 2008 by the U.S. District Court in Delaware. "We are pleased with the second approval of Finjan's gateway security patent by the US Patent Office. The decision asserts Finjan's leadership in the web security market. Having a broad portfolio of valid and enforceable patents, Finjan will continue to protect its intellectual property worldwide." said Yuval Ben-Itzhak, Chief Technology Officer at Finjan.
Finjan is a leading provider of secure web gateway solutions for the enterprise market. Finjan Secure Gateway provides organizations with a unified web security solution combining productivity, liability and bandwidth control via URL categorization, content caching and applications control technologies. Crimeware, malware and data leakage are proactively prevented via patented active real-time content inspection technologies and optional anti-virus modules. Powerful central management enables intuitive task-based policy management, excellent drill-down reporting capabilities and easy directory integration for all network implementation options. By integrating several security engines in a single dedicated appliance, Finjan's comprehensive and integrated web security solution enables quick deployment, simplified management and reduction of costs. Business benefits include real-time web security (no patches or updates needed), lower total cost of ownership (TCO), cost savings in administration efforts, lower maintenance costs, and reduction in loss of productivity. Finjan's security solutions have received industry awards and recognition from leading analyst houses and publications, including Gartner, IDC, Butler Group, SC Magazine, eWEEK, CRN, ITPro, PCPro, ITWeek, Network Computing, and Information Security. With Finjan's award-winning and widely used solutions, businesses can focus on implementing web strategies to realize their full organizational and commercial potential. For more information about Finjan, please visit: http://www.finjan.com.
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