Halifax tech company Byos has been awarded the Canadian patent covering its Device and Method for Securing a Network Connection.
The Byos technology is also patent-pending in the U.S., Europe, and Japan, the company announced in a release. Its plug-and-play micro gateway is designed to protect remote and work-from-home end users, their devices and their employers from malware and attacks from the use of what are referred to as dirty home and public Wi-Fi networks.
The Byos device is about the size of a standard USB thumb drive.
“The patent reaffirms our ability to bring immediate and affordable new security to remote organizations who rely on remote workers and devices to keep their organizations running,” said Byos CEO and Founder Matias Katz.
The company also quotes security technologies reviewer Patrick Hinojosa in its release.
“This product addresses many of the security problems inherent in using computers in a wireless environment and should go a long way in mitigating and stopping breaches on protected machines,” said Hinojosa.