Network vaults

  • US 6,356,941 B1
  • Filed: 02/22/1999
  • Issued: 03/12/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/22/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A system for enabling secured data storage and data utilization, said system comprising:

  • a. a dedicated server computer with a sterile environment such that the only software code that is executable on said dedicated server computer is a network vault security software system;

    b. a hardware storage device for storing data, said hardware storage device is accessible only by said dedicated server computer;

    c. said network vault security software system, such that said security software system is installed on said dedicated server computer, for providing secure access to said data, said security software system includes an integrated multi-layers security mechanism for securing said data, and a server software mechanism for providing a set of services for managing and utilizing said data;

    d. a single data access channel within said sterile environment, such that said single data access channel ensures that only said network vault security software system is permitted to be operated by said dedicated server computer, and such that communication with said dedicated server computer is achievable only through said network vault security software system;

    e. a network for connecting at least one user to said secured data storage and data utilization system; and

    f. client software for communicating with said network vault security software system through said single data access channel, said client software operating on at least one user computer, said user computer operable to connect to said network.

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