Ping Identity Holding has been granted a patent for a method that enhances API and application security by creating decoy APIs to protect server backends from threats and unauthorized access. The invention focuses on flow control and security at the application layer of the networking protocol stack. GlobalData’s report on Ping Identity Holding gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Ping Identity Holding, was a key innovation area identified from patents. Ping Identity Holding's grant share as of February 2024 was 53%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Api based flow control and security with deception environment

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Ping Identity Holding Corp

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11924170B2) discloses a method and apparatus for enhancing cybersecurity measures by dynamically generating decoy APIs to protect server backends from potential attacks. The method involves receiving a client message from a client device, identifying the target API, and generating a decoy API if the target API is not hosted by the server backend. The client message is then routed via the decoy API to initiate network communication with the client device, effectively preventing unauthorized access to the server backend.

Furthermore, the patent details the recording of information associated with network communication, the emulation of target APIs by decoy APIs, and the identification and storage of attack patterns associated with client devices. The apparatus described in the patent includes a processor configured to identify decoy APIs, route client messages via decoy APIs, and record network communication information. Additionally, the apparatus can discard subsequent client messages at a specified time to prevent unauthorized access to the server backend. Overall, the patent aims to enhance cybersecurity measures by utilizing decoy APIs to protect server backends from potential threats and attacks, providing a proactive approach to safeguarding network communication and data integrity.

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