BlackRidge Issued 7th Patent - “Method for Statistical Object Identification” Added to its Cyber Defense Patent Portfolio

Patent Extends New Safeguards to Insure the Integrity of Identity Token Authentication for Secure Systems, Network and Server Communications

RENO, NV – May 23, 2018 BlackRidge Technology International, Inc. (OTCQB:  BRTI), a leading provider of next generation cyber defense solutions, announced today the issuance of patent 9,973,499, by the U.S. Patent Office, that describes the automated management used in the recently released BlackRidge software endpoints.

The patent for invention 9,973,499 is issued for technology that extends greater endpoint trust, through identity verification and policy enforcement, for secure network-to-network and network-to-cloud connections.

“This new patent makes claims regarding extending our technology’s patented method for statistical object identification. This allows our technology to unambiguously discern and authenticate the identity of the sender, as provided by a BlackRidge identity token, to determine if the source can be trusted… are they who they say they are,” said John Hayes, BlackRidge Technology Founder and CTO.

The patent covers technology utilized in the BlackRidge 4.1 release family of Transport Access Control products, designed for securing business services in enterprise and cloud environments, as well as for establishing trust in industrial control, critical infrastructure and Internet of Things environments. Release 4.1 introduced new adaptive cyber defense capabilities to extend First Packet Authentication™ technology to software endpoints and enable dynamic adjustment of trust levels to stop today’s advanced cyber-attacks and protect against insider threats.

The latest patent joins the BlackRidge patent portfolio including:

  • Concealing a Network Connected Device, US Patent 6,973,496,
  • Method for Digital Identity Authentication, US Patents 8,281,127 and 8,635,445,
  • Method for First Packet Authentication US Patent, 8,346,951,
  • Method for Statistical Object Identification, US Patent 8,572,697, and
  • Method for Directing Requests to Trusted Resources, US Patent 9,118,644.

“At BlackRidge, we recognize the need to secure our intellectual property, so our technology is as well secured for our customers as our customer’s networks are by our technology. We strive to protect the inventions in our current product offerings as well as the technology we are developing for new products and features. In addition to the seven patents we have been granted, we have seven patent applications pending,” said Hayes.

About BlackRidge Technology
BlackRidge Technology provides an adaptive cyber defense solution that enables our customers and partners to deliver more secure and resilient business services in today’s rapidly evolving technology and cyber threat environments. The BlackRidge Adaptive Trust solution provides end-to-end security that proactively isolates cloud services, protects servers and segments networks. Our patented First Packet Authentication™ technology authenticates user and device identity and enforces security policy on the first packet of network sessions. This new level of real-time protection blocks or redirects unidentified and unauthorized traffic to stop attacks and unauthorized access. BlackRidge was founded in 2010 to commercialize its military grade and patented network security technology. For more information, visit www.blackridge.us.

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