The patent, U.S. Patent number 7,890,869, was issued on February 15, 2011, and was authored by RedSeal Systems’ Chief Scientist, Dr. Mike Lloyd.
RedSeal’s Risk Map technology utilizes visual graphs, similar to heat maps, to illustrate high versus low areas of risk on a customer’s network. Displaying a mix of colors and sizes to exemplify the magnitude of each threat, the Risk Map makes it easy for customers to immediately understand the “hotspots” in their networks where their assets and data are most at risk. This feature is especially beneficial for organizations with large, complex networks that store vast amounts of data that needs to be protected from external compromise and other network threats.
“Many of our enterprise customers use our Risk Map technology as an easy way to visualize risks across their networks and in turn, make smarter decisions about their security priorities,” said Dr. Mike Lloyd, Chief Scientist at RedSeal Systems. “This patent, as well as several others in the works, will allow us to continue offering leading-edge solutions to help our customers best manage their security posture.”
RedSeal’s software automatically assesses the security posture of a network so organizations can strengthen their cyber-defenses. It continuously calculates the end-to-end interaction of firewalls, routers and load balancers, ensuring that the network does not provide any unauthorized access. It also analyzes the effects of network security on host-based vulnerabilities, identifying the areas of greatest risk to the enterprise and prioritizing remediation efforts. RedSeal enables organizations to comprehensively identify security holes in their infrastructure that could be exploited—before they are discovered by hackers.
This is the second patent granted to RedSeal Systems. The first patent was obtained in February 2006 for policy-based analysis of device configurations.
About RedSeal Systems, Inc.
RedSeal Systems develops security posture management software that enables organizations to assess and strengthen their cyber-defenses. Unlike systems that detect attacks once they occur, RedSeal identifies holes in the security infrastructure that could be exploited—before they are discovered by hackers. RedSeal software analyzes and simplifies the complex interaction of firewalls, routers, load balancers and hosts, delivering in-depth understanding of overall security posture, continuous compliance with regulations such as PCI, FISMA, and SOX, and actionable steps for risk remediation. For more information, visit RedSeal at www.redseal.net.