SRI International Licenses EMERALD Network Intrusion Detection Patents to IBM

SRI International Licenses EMERALD Network Intrusion Detection Patents to IBM

PR Newswire

MENLO PARK, Calif., March 14, 2013

MENLO PARK, Calif., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --SRI International and IBM
announced today that they have entered into a license agreement under which
SRI will non-exclusively license to IBM SRI's "EMERALD" network intrusion
detection patents. The patents relate to sophisticated network security
technology originally developed by SRI for the Defense Advanced Research
Projects Agency – popularly known as DARPA – in the late 1990s. The financial
terms of the license were not disclosed.

"SRI is gratified that IBM has chosen to license the EMERALD technology," said
William Mark, vice president of SRI's Information and Computer Sciences
Division. "As a nonprofit research institute, SRI's public benefit mission, as
well as its long-term financial security, depends on its ability to transition
technologies to the marketplace. The current license to IBM, as well as the
EMERALD licenses we entered into with Symantec Corporation last year, further
demonstrates the importance of SRI's network intrusion detection architecture
to the world's leading computer security firms."

About International Business Machines Corporation
IBM's security portfolio provides the security intelligence to help
organizations holistically protect their people, data, applications and
infrastructure. IBM offers solutions for identity and access management,
security information and event management, database security, application
development, risk management, endpoint management, next-generation intrusion
protection and more. IBM operates one of the world's broadest security
research and development, and delivery organizations, including 10 security
operations centers in the United States.

About SRI International
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dollars of marketplace value, and lasting benefits to society—touching our
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Silicon Valley, brings its innovations to the marketplace through technology
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SOURCE SRI International

Contact: Dina Basin, SRI International, +1-650-859-3845,;
Kevin Acocella, IBM External Relations, +1-917-842-4680,
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