Confluent has been granted a patent for a system that provides secure access to auditable, machine-readable datasets with policy constraints. Users receive a secure link via email or text message, and upon activation, authentication is based on policy constraints, allowing real-time streaming access. GlobalData’s report on Confluent gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Secure streaming access to auditable datasets with policy constraints

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

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11870764B1) outlines a method for accessing an auditable, machine-readable dataset securely. The method involves receiving a user request for access, providing a secure link via email or text message to the user's device, applying policy constraints to the dataset, and granting real-time streaming access upon authentication of the user and device. The policy constraints determine data access levels, with the option to withhold data based on authentication status. The dataset can consist of clusters of data with defined topics, and the policy constraint can specify permitted customer applications for streaming access.

Furthermore, the patent describes a system and machine-storage medium implementing the method. The system includes a processor and memory executing operations such as providing secure links, applying policy constraints, and granting streaming access upon authentication. The system can also update dataset formats based on user requests and supports various machine-processable formats like CSV, RDF, XML, and JSON. The machine-storage medium contains instructions for accessing auditable, machine-readable datasets securely, with authentication mechanisms based on policy constraints. This innovative approach ensures data security and controlled access to valuable datasets, catering to various user needs and enhancing data streaming capabilities in real-time.

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