NEI, a Canton, Massachusetts provider of solutions for software technology developers and OEMs, today announced that it has been awarded a US Patent for a technology that creates a new type of “digital fingerprint” that accurately validates software updates for physical and virtual servers and cloud-based application platforms.
Patent #7900056 filed as “digital data processing methods and apparatus for management of software installation and execution,” enables secure and reliable software update distribution.
The patented technology is deployed with NEI’s Application Management Services using Element Manager™ to streamline critical update capabilities, support and other lifecycle challenges.
“Secure automatic updates will become even more important as customers increasingly move to the cloud,” said Rich Graber, senior vice president of engineering and operations for NEI.
The technology is embedded with NEI’s Element Manager suite, which enables application providers and ISVs to efficiently monitor, manage, and maintain physical, virtual and cloud-ready application platforms. This feature-rich supervisory console automates the management and lifecycle control of field deployments by delivering OS, application and configuration updates that enable customers to cost-effectively market highly managed security, storage and communications applications.