NextLabs® Accelerates Patent Portfolio Growth with Four Additional Patents Granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to Reach 42 Patents in Total for Mitigating Exposure to Information Risk, Cyber Threats and Attacks, Internal Abuse and Intellectual Property Theft

New Patents Awarded for Preventing Cyber Crime, Data Breach, and Intellectual Property Theft

SAN MATEO, CA  — September 14, 2016 — NextLabs, a leading provider of data-centric security software to protect business critical data and applications announced the expansion of its patent portfolio, demonstrating its ongoing commitment to innovation and leadership in the data security industry.  The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted four additional patents (patent nos. 9,311,503; 9,313,182; 9,384,358; and 9,384,360) to the company. The patents issued were for advanced capabilities of the policy-based dynamic authorization platform to automate the enforcement of compliance and security policies consistently across the enterprise to protect critical data, monitor and control access to the data, and prevent security violations caused by information sharing, external breaches and internal misuse.

Keng Lim, Founder & CEO of NextLabs, recognizes the importance of continually innovating to develop solutions that protect organizations’ most critical assets – their data. “We strive to provide leading-edge technology solutions around data-centric security to stay ahead of increasingly demanding security requirements,” said Mr. Lim.  “As a pioneer in data centric security software, along with our history of working with large, global enterprises, we are able to develop advanced solutions that can combat both internal and external threats. Our solutions mitigate information risk by allowing organizations to secure sensitive information at the data level.  We are pleased to continue to get recognition from the Patent Office for our technological achievements.”

The US Patent Office granted the following four patents to NextLabs:

  • Detecting behavioral patterns and anomalies using activity data  (9,311,503)
  • Protecting information using policies and encryption (9,313,182)
  • Enforcing universal access control in an information management system (9,384,358)
  • Techniques and system for specifying policies using abstractions (9,384,360)

With the addition of these four patents, NextLabs maintains a growing portfolio of forty-two approved and thirty pending patents covering the following core areas:

  • ABAC, fine-grained and attribute-based dynamic authorization
  • User and workflow remediation
  • Dynamic policy, policy optimization, real-time policy enforcement
  • Implementation and deployment of extensible and universal authorization services
  • Policy violation and information risk analytics

To view the entire patent collection, please visit NextLabs Patents.


NextLabs®, Inc. provides data-centric security software to protect business critical data and applications. Our patented dynamic authorization technology and industry leading attribute-based policy platform helps enterprise identify and protect data, monitor and control access to sensitive data, and prevent violations and comply with regulations – whether in the cloud or on-premises. The software automates enforcement of security controls and compliance policies to enable secure information sharing across the extended enterprise and to prevent security and regulatory violations. NextLabs has some of the largest global enterprises as customers and strategic relationships with industry leaders such as SAP, Siemens, Microsoft, and IBM. For more information on NextLabs, please visit