Recent News - United States Patent and Trademark Office approves landmark patent for ESET’s innovative Cloud and IoT DESlock Encryption System


ESET, a global industry leader in IT security software, is proud to announce that the company has been granted a landmark patent for DESlock’s innovative data encryption system by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

The patent –US 9,612,813–  protects DESlock’s innovative and unique method of deploying and managing encryption policy, keys and endpoint software via cloud infrastructure for both IoT devices and corporations of any size. The technology allows IoT developers to adopt a ‘secure by design’ data transfer philosophy from the outset.

All encryption keys, recovery passwords and other security assets remain on premise, yet uniquely, no incoming connections are used at the client or server ends and no VPN connection is required.  The technology remains true to it’s design goals of a sub 30-minute install and setup, no network changes or specialist knowledge requirement, and a fully-encrypted, ‘secure-if-hacked’ cloud component .

The DESlock technology platform benefits from quick setup and flexibility of Cloud management while simultaneously decreasing risks with security assets that are located directly on the customer’s premises. By securing this key patent, the USPTO has recognized the DESlock system as genuinely innovative and unique.

“This is a killer feature when transmitting encrypted data, and protecting its design in the biggest market is a real win for ESET, ESET’s partners and customers,” said David Tomlinson, the Manager of the Encryption Business Unit at ESET.

“This patent ensures our technology and corporate partners can utilize DESlock’s unique platform to secure existing infrastructure and IoT devices, providing their customers the satisfaction of knowing that communications and data are fully encrypted.”

Today, data protection and privacy is a top concern for consumers and business organizations of all sizes. ESET has set itself apart from competitors with DESlock’s cutting-edge encryption solutions, which no other product can match for flexibility and ease of use.

For ESET’s customers, the patent solidifies DESlock as a superior encryption system by ensuring control and monitoring of the encryption solutions installed on their remote or off-network endpoints, devices and sensors.

ESET’s success in securing a US patent for DESlock’s leading-edge encryption system supports the company’s goal to make sure consumers and businesses feel safe to make the most of the digital world.


About ESET
ESET®, the pioneer of proactive protection and the maker of the award-winning ESET NOD32® technology, is a global provider of security solutions for businesses and consumers. For over 26 years, the Company continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. By obtaining the 80th VB100 award in June 2013, ESET NOD32 technology holds the record number of Virus Bulletin "VB100” Awards, and has never missed a single “In-the-Wild” worm or virus since the inception of testing in 1998. In addition, ESET NOD32 technology holds the longest consecutive string of the VB100 awards of any AV vendor. ESET has also received a number of accolades from AV-Comparatives, AV-TEST and other testing organisations and reviews. ESET NOD32® Antivirus, ESET Smart Security®, ESET Cyber Security® (solution for Mac), ESET® Mobile Security and IT Security for Business are trusted by millions of global users and are among the most recommended security solutions in the world.

ESET recently updated its two-factor authentication (2FA) application, adding a secure validation to weak and static user passwords. This updated version of ESET’s 2FA application provides flexibility and deeper integration of 2FA into bespoke applications, making it the best cost-effective solutions for SMBs everywhere.

The Company has global headquarters in Bratislava (Slovakia), with regional distribution centers in San Diego (U.S.), Buenos Aires (Argentina), and Singapore; with offices in Jena (Germany), Prague (Czech Republic) and Sao Paulo (Brazil). ESET has malware research centers in Bratislava, San Diego, Buenos Aires, Singapore, Prague, Košice (Slovakia), Krakow (Poland), Montreal (Canada), Moscow (Russia) and an extensive partner network for more than 180 countries. For more information visit or follow us on Facebook.


About Version 2 Limited
Version 2 Limited is one of the most dynamic IT companies in Asia. Headquartered in Hong Kong, the Company develops and distributes IT products for Internet and IP-based networks, including communication systems, Internet software, security, network, and media products. Through an extensive network of channels, point of sales, resellers, and partnership companies, Version 2 Limited offers quality products and services which are highly acclaimed in the market. Its customers cover a wide spectrum which includes Global 1000 enterprises, regional listed companies, public utilities, Government, a vast number of successful SMEs, and consumers in various Asian cities.

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