Acronis International had ten patents in cybersecurity during Q1 2024. Acronis International GmbH has filed patents for systems and methods related to generating file systems of data sources incompatible with anti-virus scanners, monitoring software items using a generated contract, and managing software item access. These technologies involve creating virtual volumes for scanning inaccessible files, generating contracts for software transactions with usage conditions, and updating contracts based on historic usage parameters for managing access to software items distributed over a network. GlobalData’s report on Acronis International gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Acronis International grant share with cybersecurity as a theme is 70% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Systems and methods for generating file systems of data sources incompatible with anti-virus scanners (Patent ID: US20240095384A1)

The patent by Acronis International GmbH discloses systems and methods for generating file systems of data sources that are incompatible with anti-virus scanners. The method involves receiving a request from an AV scanner to scan a data source, determining that the files are inaccessible to the AV scanner, generating a file system by parsing the data source contents, creating a virtual volume with sparse files corresponding to the data source files, populating sparse files with content, and instructing the AV scanner to scan the virtual volume. The system includes a memory and hardware processor to carry out these steps, ensuring efficient scanning of incompatible data sources.

Furthermore, the patent details additional features such as removing malicious files, marking slices as unsuitable for backup recovery, and generating virtual volumes at different times for comparison. The method and system are applicable to various data sources like relational database management systems, content management systems, and mail databases. Each sparse file in the virtual volume corresponds to a file in the data source, optimizing the scanning process. Overall, the invention provides a novel approach to scanning incompatible data sources effectively and ensuring comprehensive protection against malicious activities.

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