Gen Digital has patented a method for accessing network resources by detecting user attempts, sending requests with empty and artificial personally identifiable data, and obtaining user consent for genuine data access. This innovative approach ensures secure and efficient service access. GlobalData’s report on Gen Digital gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Gen Digital, was a key innovation area identified from patents. Gen Digital's grant share as of February 2024 was 92%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Method for accessing network resource with artificial and genuine information

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

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11924218B2) outlines a method for enhancing security during user access to services enabled by a computing system via a network. The method involves detecting user attempts to access a service, transmitting requests with personally identifiable data structures, determining access failures, and prompting users for consent using genuine personally identifiable information after initial failures. By employing artificial personally identifiable information in the second request, the system ensures a secure and verified access process. The method also includes blocking specific media types and utilizing fresh cookies or profiles for enhanced security measures.

Furthermore, the patent extends to an electronic system comprising a computing device with hardware processors and computer-readable storage mediums. This system executes programming instructions to detect user access attempts, transmit requests with empty and artificial personally identifiable data structures, prompt users for consent using genuine information, and ultimately grant access to the service. The system's operations are designed to enhance security measures during user access to services, particularly when accessing webpages hosted by the computing system. By incorporating various levels of personally identifiable information and consent prompts, the system aims to provide a robust and secure user authentication process, safeguarding against unauthorized access attempts and potential security breaches.

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