innovator AppZero today announced the granting of 3 patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Foundational to AppZero's Cloud Container IsolationTM technology, these patents underlie critical capabilities including:
- Isolating applications from one another and from the underlying OS avoids application conflict. Isolation also limits any virus to a single container, protecting other applications and the OS.
- The ability to package unmodified desktop and server-side applications from old operating systems (OS) for secure delivery to, and execution on, new OS versions.
- The packaging of fully configured applications and their dependencies into a portable and reusable OS-free Virtual Application Appliance (VAA) which can be copied and run quickly without installation.
- Rapid provisioning of server and desktop business applications from the data center to/from and among clouds.
Greg O'Connor, AppZero CEO marked the occasion saying, "Everyone says their solution is unique, but nothing says "unique" quite like a patent. While I'm certain that the granting of 3 patents will increase the company's recognition as a credentialed innovator, what our customers care about is the business agility that AppZero brings to the enterprise, ISVs, and cloud providers alike. They get to run their business applications when and where they choose, with elasticity and ease - without lock-in. The innovation protected by these patents form the heart of this agility."
The specific granted patents covered in this announcement are:
Patent # 7,757,291
Title: Malware Containment by Application Encapsulation
Patent # 7,774,762
Title: System Including Run-Time Software to Enable a Software Application to Execute on an Incompatible Computer Platform
Patent # 7,784,058
Computing System Having User Mode Critical System Elements as Shared Libraries