Cybersecurity company eSentire beefs up its capabilities by signing two AI and malicious traffic detection patents

eSentire, the managed detection and response company, has secured two new patents from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO).

The first patent closed by the cybersecurity company is called USPTO Patent No. 10,412,111. It covers eSentire’s artificial intelligence approach that detects malicious behaviour in a network and then creates a threat score that security analysts can use to respond efficiently. This invention is the fourth artificial intelligence patent that eSentire has integrated within its platform and processes.

The second patent is called USPTO Patent No. 10,382,481. It covers the cybersecurity company’s ability to respond to and disrupt encrypted malicious traffic targeting a customer’s network.

Kerry Bailey, CEO of eSentire, said: “The business value created from digital transformation and the cloud has also created the next generation of complexity in managing IT and risk. This distributed world, with critical data residing in the cloud and edge, requires modern tools and approaches. To manage these challenges, our customers turn to us to leverage proven innovation in areas like artificial intelligence and network traffic disruption, which enables our security experts to detect and contain threats in minutes while safeguarding their business.”

In May this year, eSentire joined the Tenable Assure Partner Program and boosted its security portfolio.

A few months earlier, in March, eSentire secured a $47m investment led by Warburg Pincus, the venture capital firm. Growth equity firms Edison Partners and Georgian Partners also participated in the round. At the time, eSentire said it would use the money to accelerate its development of solutions protecting data.

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