JumpCloud has patented a method for secure server-initiated sessions. The technology allows a browser to connect to a portal, which then commands a server agent on a destination server to establish a secure connection with an endpoint device through an intermediary server, bypassing firewalls. GlobalData’s report on JumpCloud gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on JumpCloud, Automation system authentication was a key innovation area identified from patents. JumpCloud's grant share as of January 2024 was 67%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Secure network communications method for server-initiated secure sessions

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

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11838323B2) outlines a method for secure network communications involving an agent installed on a destination server. The method includes receiving an indication from an external server that an endpoint device has selected the destination server for a secure session, initiating a connection with an intermediary server, and directing the destination server to open an outbound port for communication with the endpoint device. This process establishes a communication path via the intermediary server, ensuring secure communications while keeping the inbound port of the firewall closed during the session.

Furthermore, the patent details the intermediary server's role in facilitating secure network communications. Upon receiving a request from the agent on the destination server, the intermediary server establishes connections with both the agent and the endpoint device using different communication protocols. By routing traffic between the endpoint device and the destination server, the intermediary server ensures secure communication while maintaining the closed inbound port of the destination server's firewall. The method also involves converting traffic between different protocols to enable seamless communication between the parties involved, enhancing the overall security of the network communications.

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