Diversinet Expands Mobile Security Intellectual Property Portfolio with U.S. and Canadian Patents
Patents Support BYOD, Enable Greater Security and Convenience for
Healthcare, Banking, Government and Various Other Enterprise Uses
TORONTO, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Diversinet Corp. (TSX Venture: DIV, OTCQB: DVNTF), a leader in secure mobile health that
“Powers Care Coordination through Mobility,” has been issued two key
mobile security patents by the United States Patent and Trademark
Office and the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.
U.S. patent # 8,341,712, “Method and System for Authenticating a User of a Mobile Device,”
provides convenient new options for enabling multi-factor
authentication. This technology enables patients to use their phones as
part of multi-factor authentication for remote access to personal
health information. This is in line with U.S. government standards
proposed to take effect in 2015 with Stage 3 of the HITECH Act’s
meaningful use incentive program.
Canadian patent # 2,665,961, “Method and System for Delivering a Command to a Mobile Device,”
enables solutions that help enterprises ensure security and
productivity amid the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend, including the
emerging mobile wallet, or container, architecture. This technology
enables healthcare vendors to allow hospitals to remotely wipe lost and
stolen smartphones and tablets. It also enables productivity-building
capabilities, such as securely delivering a command to a mobile device
that launches an application. Diversinet has submitted a similar U.S.
The patents expand Diversinet’s intellectual property portfolio to 22
granted and 26 pending patents. The portfolio provides the company, its
customers and its licensees competitive advantages in markets such as
healthcare, banking, government and general enterprise.
“Practically every organization, application and market worldwide now
relies on mobile devices,” said Diversinet CEO Dr. Hon Pak.
“Diversinet’s 48 granted or pending patents are a key corporate asset,
as they enable organizations to create industry-first security and
productivity solutions that address the rapidly-changing mobile needs
of enterprises and government agencies.”
Diversinet’s patent portfolio spans innovations in mobile security,
wireless provisioning, and digital certificates and permission in
mobile and constrained environments. Patents cover industry
applications and functions including:
-- Mobile app stores - detecting the type of mobile device to provision the corresponding mobile software over the air -- Mobile device encryption - anti-cloning protection suitable for BYOD applications -- Secure data exchange and authentication protocol for mobile, remote and medical devices including secure remote commands -- Software update to devices that are attached to mobile devices, such as medical devices, NFC chips and credit card readers -- Online validation of SSL/TLS and other digital certificates, as well as anonymous digital certificates
For a complete list of Diversinet’s patents in the United States, Canada
and Israel, as well as information about its licensing program, visit www.diversinet.com/Intellectual_Property.html.
Diversinet Corp. (TSX Venture: DIV, OTCQB: DVNTF) is answering the
challenges of today’s healthcare landscape with a secure enterprise
mobile healthcare platform that enables interoperability, agility and
integration. This technology can be leveraged and customized quickly to
meet the ever-changing needs of healthcare organizations and patients -
driving patient, provider and payer communications and improved
outcomes while lowering costs. Learn more about Diversinet at www.diversinet.com.
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