ObjectSecurity, an information security leader and the company driving model-driven security policy automation globally, today announced that a second of their core patent applications has been allowed by the USPTO. This is one of a series of ObjectSecurity’s patent applications that cover OpenPMF’s core inventions. Please contact ObjectSecurity if you are interested in licensing the intellectual property.
The patent application “Method and system for managing security policies” pertains to model-driven security for automatically generating machine-enforceable security policy rules from high-level security policy models, using a unique model-driven approach. This invention, and its implementation in OpenPMF, is ideally suited for making rich access control policies (e.g. Attribute-Based Access Control – ABAC, OASIS eXtensible Access Control Markup Language – XACML) more manageable, consistent and robust in interconnected, agile IT landscapes (e.g. for SOA, the industrial internet of things etc.) OpenPMF can support very complex security policies.
Model-driven security (MDS)