6/26/2003 - Marimba, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRBA), the Software Change Management Company, announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has awarded Patent No. 6,430,608, entitled "Method and Apparatus for Accepting and Rejecting Files According to a Manifest," to Marimba. This grant marks the fifth overall patent that Marimba has received for its innovative technology.
"Our latest patent underscores the innovative nature of Marimba's software distribution technology, and is a tangible confirmation of our Desktop/Mobile Management technology leadership," said Kia Behnia, Marimba's chief technology officer. "We remain committed to providing customers with the most advanced technology available to help them manage their IT assets and distribute software quickly and easily throughout their enterprise."
Marimba's newest patent applies to technology developed by its co-founder Sami Shaio and describes a method and apparatus for checking a set of files against a manifest to determine whether to accept or reject the files. The manifest may contain one or more policy sections that specify the files to be accepted. The manifest may also contain a hash result for a file such that the hash may be compared with the hash of the file received to determine whether the file should be accepted or rejected. When a file is rejected, the file may also be directed to be deleted or retransmitted.
Marimba, Inc., the Software Change Management Company, is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. Marimba's Desktop/Mobile Management, Server Change Management, and Embedded Management product families allow Global 2000 companies to better manage their IT resources, increase operational efficiency and reduce IT costs. Additional information is available at www.marimba.com.
Marimba is a registered trademark of Marimba, Inc. in the U.S. and/or certain other countries.
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