Patents Assigned to SecretSEAL Inc.
  • Publication number: 20170116431
    Abstract: Method and Apparatus for access secured electronic data are disclosed. According to one aspect, an off-line access mechanism in a client machine is activated to facilitate those users on the go to access secured electronic data. When a user decides to be away from a network premises or on a business trip, an off-line access request may be generated by the off-line access mechanism and forwarded to a server. In response, the server may grant the off-line access request to the user as well as the client machine from which the user will access the secured electronic data off-line. Depending on implementation, the AC may provide amended or tentative access rules, access privileges or user keys that will automatically expire when a predetermined time ends or become invalid the next time the client machine is connected to the server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2002
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: SecretSEAL Inc.
    Inventors: Chang-Ping Lee, Denis Jacques Paul Garcia, Hal Hildebrand, Klimenty Vainstein
  • Publication number: 20040103202
    Abstract: A system and method for providing distributed access control are disclosed. A number of local servers are employed to operate largely on behalf of a central server responsible for centralized access control management. Such a distributed fashion ensures the dependability, reliability and scalability of the access control management undertaking by the central server. According to one embodiment, a distributed access control system that restricts access to secured items can include at least a central server having a server module that provides overall access control, and a plurality of local servers. Each of the local servers can include a local module that provides local access control. The access control, performed by the central server or the local servers, operates to permit or deny access requests to the secured items by requestors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2002
    Publication date: May 27, 2004
    Applicant: SecretSEAL Inc.
    Inventors: Hal Hildebrand, Klimenty Vainstein
  • Publication number: 20030217281
    Abstract: Improved approaches for securing files that are derived from secured files are disclosed. In general, a secured file can only be accessed by authenticated users with appropriate access rights or privileges. Each secured file is provided with a header portion and a data portion, where the header portion contains, or points to, security information. The security information is used to determine whether access to associated data portions of secured files is permitted. These improved approaches can thus impose security on files that are derived from secured files. In one embodiment, files that are deemed derived from a secured file include files that are copies of the secured file. In another embodiment, files that are deemed derived from a secured file include files having content substantially similar to the content of the secured file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2002
    Publication date: November 20, 2003
    Applicant: SecretSEAL Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas Ryan
  • Publication number: 20030120601
    Abstract: To grant or deny access rights to a user attempting to access a protected system or secured electronic data, an access right evaluation process is carried out among all applicable policies including those embedded in the secured electronic data. In a preferred embodiment, the access right evaluation process is invoked only when a system being accessed is protected or a file being accessed is detected to be in a secured format. Further, the access right evaluation process is configured preferably to operate transparently to the user. The access right evaluation may be advantageously used in systems or applications in which devices, mediums or electronic data are secured and can be restrictively accessed by those who are authenticated and have proper access privilege.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2002
    Publication date: June 26, 2003
    Applicant: SecretSEAL Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Michio Ouye, Steven Toye Crocker
  • Publication number: 20030120684
    Abstract: Improved approaches for accessing secured digital assets (e.g., secured items) are disclosed. In general, digital assets that have been secured (secured digital assets) can only be accessed by authenticated users with appropriate access rights or privileges. Each secured digital asset is provided with a header portion and a data portion, where the header portion includes a pointer to separately stored security information. The separately stored security information is used to determine whether access to associated data portions of secured digital assets is permitted. These improved approaches can facilitate the sharing of security information by various secured digital assets and thus reduce the overall storage space for the secured digital assets. These improved approaches can also facilitate efficient management of security for digital assets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2002
    Publication date: June 26, 2003
    Applicant: SecretSEAL Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Zuili, Klimenty Vainstein
  • Publication number: 20030110131
    Abstract: Techniques for providing pervasive security to digital assets are disclosed. According to one aspect of the techniques, a server is configured to provide access control (AC) management for a user (e.g., a single user, a group of users, software agents or devices) with a need to access secured data. Within the server module, various access rules for the secured data and/or access privileges for the user can be created, updated and managed so that the user with the proper access privileges can access the secured documents if granted by the corresponding access rules in the secured data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2002
    Publication date: June 12, 2003
    Applicant: SecretSEAL Inc.
    Inventors: Rossmann Alain, Patrick Zuili, Michael Michio Ouye, Serge Humpich, Chang-Ping Lee, Klimenty Vainstein, Hal Hilderbrand, Denis Jacques Paul Garcia, Senthilvasan Supramaniam, Weiqing Huang, Nicholas Michael Ryan
  • Publication number: 20030110169
    Abstract: Improved approaches for accessing secured digital assets (e.g., secured items) are disclosed. In general, digital assets that have been secured (secured digital assets) can only be accessed by authenticated users with appropriate access rights or privileges. Each secured digital asset is provided with a header portion and a data portion, where the header portion includes a pointer to separately stored security information. The separately stored security information is used to determine whether access to associated data portions of secured digital assets is permitted. These improved approaches can facilitate the sharing of security information by various secured digital assets and thus reduce the overall storage space for the secured digital assets. These improved approaches can also facilitate efficient management of security for digital assets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2002
    Publication date: June 12, 2003
    Applicant: SecretSEAL Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Zuili, Klimenty Vainstein