ADOBE‘s patent involves a monitoring service that securely communicates the status of an authentication application to a service application using tokens generated with public-private key pairs. The method ensures authenticity and allows for modifying services based on disruptions in authentication application performance. GlobalData’s report on ADOBE gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on ADOBE, User behaviour analysis was a key innovation area identified from patents. ADOBE's grant share as of February 2024 was 80%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Secure communication method for monitoring authentication application performance

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: ADOBE Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11930116B2) discloses a computerized method for secure communication involving the monitoring of an authentication application. The method includes receiving a token from a monitoring service, validating it using a public key, and determining its authenticity by matching it with a stored token in a secure datastore. Based on this validation, the method modifies a service provided by a service application in response to any disruption in the performance of the authentication application. The secure datastore containing the stored token is writable only by the monitoring service, ensuring a high level of security in the communication process.

Furthermore, the patent details a computer system for secure communication, comprising at least one processor and computer storage media storing instructions for executing the method. The system allows for the comparison of multiple tokens and unique identifiers, ensuring the integrity of the communication process. Additionally, the system involves storing tokens for a specified time, retrieving public keys using identifiers, and issuing temporary licenses for software services based on the authentication process. Overall, the patent highlights a comprehensive approach to secure communication, emphasizing the importance of monitoring, validation, and modification in response to disruptions in authentication application performance.

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