Sophos has been granted a patent for methods, systems, and computer-readable media for detecting rogue access points. The technology involves sending parameters to selected access points, receiving status messages from endpoint devices, and detecting discrepancies in operational parameters. GlobalData’s report on Sophos gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Sophos, was a key innovation area identified from patents. Sophos's grant share as of February 2024 was 80%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Rogue access point detection system

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

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11924643B2) discloses a computer-implemented method for threat management systems to enhance security measures. The method involves sending parameters to selected access points, receiving status messages from endpoint devices, detecting discrepancies in operational parameters, and taking actions to restrict unauthorized access points. The parameters can include channel settings, roaming features, or beacon transmit power, allowing for dynamic modifications to access point operations based on real-time feedback from connected devices.

Furthermore, the patent also covers a threat management system equipped with processors and a computer-readable medium storing instructions for implementing the aforementioned method. The system can identify and classify rogue access points, select access points based on location, and enforce restrictions on unauthorized access points. By providing commands to endpoint devices to terminate connections with specific access points, the system ensures network security by proactively addressing potential threats. Overall, the patented technology offers a comprehensive approach to threat management in network environments, leveraging real-time data to detect and respond to security vulnerabilities effectively.

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