Acronis International has patented a method for continuous development of an internal threat scan engine. The process involves dynamic quality assessment, adjusting scanning frequency based on results, classifying objects, and creating development tasks to fix inconsistencies. This innovation aims to maintain threat detection quality at a specified level. GlobalData’s report on Acronis International gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Continuous development of internal threat scan engine

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Acronis International GmbH

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11921854B2) outlines a method and system for continuous development of an internal threat scan engine through an iterative quality assessment process. The method involves dynamically assessing the quality of threat detection for objects in a collection, adjusting the scanning frequency based on consistency verdicts, classifying objects, creating development tasks to address inconsistencies, and maintaining threat detection quality at a specified level. The system includes a processor that performs these functions, adapting scanning frequencies for new files and differing scan results, receiving information on objects from various sources, and classifying objects based on internal and external scan results.

Furthermore, the patent details the iterative nature of the dynamic assessment process, which continues until a predetermined quality level for threat detection is achieved. The system is designed to handle objects from diverse sources with different scanning engines, utilizing internal and external scan results, file appearances, last scan dates, datasets, and historical information to inform the development tasks. By incorporating feedback from third-party scanning services and adjusting scanning frequencies based on consistency verdicts, the method and system aim to enhance the accuracy and efficiency of internal threat scanning engines. Overall, the patent provides a structured approach to continuously improving threat detection capabilities through iterative quality assessments and targeted development tasks.

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