Bat Blue Networks, the innovator of Unified Cloud Security, has been
awarded a patent on Network Feature Virtualization (NFV) technology that
enables its Cloud/Sec offering to be the most agile and adaptive
security solution available today. The patent is titled "System and
Method for Providing a Single Global Borderless Perimeter Through
Distributed Points of Presence," and is assigned U.S. Patent No.
9,197,601B2. The patent covers Bat Blue's unique Network Feature
Virtualization (NFV) technology and was issued on November 24, 2015
Blue's patented Network Feature Virtualization (NFV) technology
uniquely empowers Cloud/Sec to be both agile and adaptive, with the
ability to add features and functions on-demand. These are key virtues
for security given today's threats and business demand for distributed
The industry has and continues to fail at offering a
sustainable, cost effective and holistic approach to security. "We
don't just have a Cloud security problem, we have a distributed assets
security problem," said Steve Katz, former Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Citigroup, JPMorgan and Merrill Lynch, at a recent Bat Blue event.
NFV patent highlights just some of Bat Blue's innovative technology at
work to address a substantive industry challenge. Today, a number of
one-off products have to be pieced together across many different silos
of security such as Clouds, SaaS, Mobile, Branch and Data Centers.
Security teams continuously juggle product acquisitions,
implementations, operationalization and ongoing care and feeding of many
products and policies across the multiple security silos. This is
expensive, resource intensive, ineffective and ultimately unsustainable.
The Bat Blue approach offers organizations a complete security
infrastructure as an in-the-Cloud utility with a single security policy
that protects all distributed assets, including Clouds, SaaS, Mobile,
Branches, Data Centers and even Internet of Things (IoT) Assets.
"This is an extremely powerful patent that represents the future of how security is delivered," said Dr. Hossein Eslambolchi,
former CIO and CTO for AT&T and himself the holder of over 1,100
patents. "I continue to be impressed by the Bat Blue team and their
thoughtful approach to security," said Eslambochi.
"We are very excited about the awarded NFV patent. It's very
important for the Unified Cloud Security model of moving the entire
security stack to the Cloud," said Babak Pasdar,
Bat Blue's Founder, CEO and the patent's author. "Agility and
adaptiveness are key to an ever-changing threat landscape and NFV is key
to agile and adaptive security."
"So far the industry has aimed
for defense-in-depth but managed to create complexity-in-depth. And
complexity is the enemy of security. Take end-point security for
example, it's fools gold. It doesn't take sustainability into
consideration at all. End-point security for a projected 50 billion IoT
assets that range from an LG Dishwasher, a Tesla car, to an Android
device is just not reasonable or feasible. Our Unified Cloud Security
makes security simple, manageable and sustainable," Pasdar added.