CyberArk Software has patented a system for securely provisioning sensitive data to virtualized instances. The technology identifies vulnerabilities in virtualized execution instances before instantiation, ensuring privileged configurations are inspected and notifications are provided for any privilege vulnerabilities detected. GlobalData’s report on CyberArk Software gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on CyberArk Software, Automation system authentication was a key innovation area identified from patents. CyberArk Software's grant share as of April 2024 was 60%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Securely provisioning sensitive data elements to virtualized execution instances

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: CyberArk Software Ltd

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11954217B2) discloses a computer-readable medium with instructions that, when executed by a processor, identify vulnerabilities in virtualized execution instances. The operations involve inspecting the privileged configuration of the virtualized instance before instantiation in a virtual computing environment. This inspection includes obtaining configuration parameters, determining if the instance can operate beyond its environment, and identifying privilege vulnerabilities based on specific criteria. The medium provides notifications related to these vulnerabilities or the virtualized instance, aiding in preemptive vulnerability management.

Furthermore, the patent covers a computer-implemented method for identifying vulnerabilities in virtualized execution instances. This method involves a detailed inspection of configuration parameters, such as privileged rights flags, access credentials, device flags, and more, to determine if the instance poses privilege vulnerabilities. Notifications generated by this method include prompts for authentication, options to control instantiation, monitoring post-instantiation, and restricting access to privileged credentials. By proactively identifying and addressing vulnerabilities in virtualized instances, this patented technology aims to enhance the security and integrity of virtual computing environments, particularly in DevOps, continuous development, or continuous deployment processes.

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