Palo Alto Networks had 64 patents in cybersecurity during Q1 2024. Palo Alto Networks Inc filed patents in Q1 2024 for detecting malicious JavaScript through automated user interaction emulation, detecting data exfiltration through taint tracking and abstract execution, capturing IoT device application workloads, storing website path profiles, and analyzing samples for maliciousness based on network activities. GlobalData’s report on Palo Alto Networks gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Palo Alto Networks grant share with cybersecurity as a theme is 32% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Malicious js detection based on automated user interaction emulation (Patent ID: US20240104210A1)

The patent filed by Palo Alto Networks Inc. describes a system and method for detecting malicious JavaScript through automated user interaction emulation. The system involves executing malware samples in a virtual environment, identifying dynamic behaviors triggered by user interactions, and then triggering those behaviors. The dynamic behaviors can include various checks such as URL path checks, DOM element checks, input value checks, special event triggers, timer event triggers, and library dependency checks.

Furthermore, the method outlined in the patent involves executing malware samples in an instrumented virtual environment, identifying dynamic behaviors based on user interactions, and triggering those behaviors. The triggering mechanisms can include checks for URL paths, DOM elements, input values, special events, timer events, and library dependencies. By automating these processes, the system aims to efficiently detect and prevent malicious JavaScript activities.

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