Bitglass Secures Patent for the Invention of SAML Relay

Enterprise Security Magazine | Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Bitglass bags fundamental patent for cloud access control for the invention of SAML relay, which enforces transparent, real-time controls on cloud services.

FREMONT, CA: The Total Cloud Security Company, Bitglass secures U.S. Patent No. 10,757,090 for its invention of a SAML relay for real-time, transparent access control of cloud services. The technology had become extensively adopted by leading cloud security vendors since 2015, the time when the patent was filed.

The SAML relay enables for a security broker or proxy (or CASB) to be transparently inserted into the traffic flow between cloud services and users during the login process. Once the user logs in, the CASB evaluates the risk profile of the user and decides the level of access to allow the user. The CASB may permit direct access to the application, proxied and controlled access to the application with data and threat protection enforced, or deny access altogether.

Since Bitglass’ founding, the company has recognized that many organizations need a cloud-based solution that can protect application access from any device, whether a corporate device or a personal device. Bitglass’ SAML relay technology has become the standard for allowing secure, ubiquitous access.

This patent is further illustration that Bitglass is the architect of SAML relay and reverse proxy technology that all CASB vendors have imitated. For organizations that need transparent cloud security, the Bitglass CASB is the best solution of choices. Today, it is a vital component of the company’s SASE offering, along with its SmartEdge Secure Web Gateway and zero-trust network access.

Bitglass provides data and threat protection for any interaction, on any device, anywhere. Operating at a cloud scale across an international network of over 200 points of presence, the company delivers unparalleled performance and uptime to make sure that secure business continuity for the largest enterprises. Bitglass was established in 2013 by an expert team of industry veterans with a proven track record of innovation and execution.

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