Anti-Cloning Encryption Method Protects Sensitive Healthcare and Other
Data; Patent Enriches Diversinet's Intellectual Property Portfolio
TORONTO, Nov. 2, 2011 /CNW/ - Diversinet Corp. (TSX Venture: DIV, OTCBB: DVNTF), a leader in "Connected and Protected"
mobile healthcare communications, was awarded a U.S. patent for an
encryption method that addresses growing concerns about protecting
sensitive personal data stored on a mobile device.
U.S. Patent No. 8,051,297, "A Method for Binding a Security Element to a Mobile Device," covers
the security of information on a mobile device, such as a smartphone or
The patented technology prevents unauthorized access to the data on a
mobile device via encryption and prevents access to the information if
it is transferred to another mobile device. Notably, unlike other
methods, it uses characteristics of a mobile device's unique identity,
such as its serial number, to create the encryption passkey.
Diversinet has integrated the patented solution into its MobiSecure® mobile healthcare (mHealth) products, which help healthcare
organizations quickly and cost-effectively deploy HIPAA-compliant
mHealth applications anytime, anywhere on mobile devices.
The technology can also benefit financial services, government
organizations and other industries that require information to be
stored securely on mobile devices. Mobile industry analysts estimate
that more than 50 percent of the U.S. population will have smartphones
at the end of 2011 and that number will grow to more than 70 percent by
For mHealth, the patented technology offers added security and
flexibility, enabling healthcare payers and providers to rely on
accurate, current information that patients carry on their mobile
devices. The information is accessible even when patients temporarily
do not have network coverage.
With this award, Diversinet's intellectual property portfolio includes
16 patents in the U.S., Canada and Israel, with 32 patent applications
"Our technology creates a highly secure information source on mobile
devices, while providing our customers a patent-protected product,"
said Diversinet Chairman and CEO Albert Wahbe. "We believe both of
these aspects inherently increase the value of our company,
particularly in the current environment of patent stockpiling and
litigation related to mobile communication technology."
Diversinet Corp. (TSX Venture: DIV, OTCBB: DVNTF) provides patented and
proven secure products that enable healthcare organizations to rapidly
deploy HIPAA-compliant mobile healthcare (mHealth) applications to
anyone, anytime, anywhere, on mobile devices. Diversinet's MobiSecure® application addresses the increasing need for secure messaging, as well
as safe, convenient, on-the-go storage and sharing of personal health
data. Learn more about how Diversinet is delivering "Healthcare.
Connected and Protected" at www.diversinet.com.
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MobiSecure is a registered trademark of Diversinet Corp.
SOURCE Diversinet Corp.
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