BROOMFIELD, Colo., March 14 /PRNewswire/ -- eSoft, Inc., a leading vendor
of integrated Internet security and content management solutions, announced
today that it has filed patent infringement lawsuits in the United States
District Court for the District of Colorado against Astaro Corporation,
Barracuda Networks, Blue Coat, Fortinet and SonicWall for the infringement of
U.S. Patent No. 6,961,773 relating to software management technology.
Titled "System and Method for Managing Application Service Providers," the
patent is directed to software management systems and, more particularly, to
systems and methods for selecting, ordering, installing, managing, updating,
and if necessary, uninstalling software applications provided to an entity by
one or more application service providers or other sources. eSoft was awarded
the patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on November 1, 2005.
eSoft is seeking to stop the companies from marketing, selling, using or
otherwise infringing the patent and also seeks damages relating to their
unauthorized use of eSoft's patented technology.
"eSoft has invested heavily in its software management system technology,"
said Jeff Finn, CEO of eSoft. "We are seeking to protect our vital corporate
assets and development investments by taking legal action against companies
that we believe are infringing this patent."
About eSoft Inc.
eSoft is a leading provider of integrated Internet security solutions
offering organizations of all sizes unparalleled protection from dynamic
Internet-based threats. eSoft's award winning InstaGate(TM) and ThreatWall(TM)
platforms offer high-performance Deep Packet Inspection security services
including Firewall, IPSec VPN, Anti-Virus, Anti-Spam, Anti-Spyware, Intrusion
Prevention, Web Content Filtering, Email Content Filtering and even Web,
Email, File and FTP servers. eSoft solutions are based on purpose-built
hardware platforms and optional security software modules called SoftPaks(TM),
which are distributed and maintained through eSoft's patented SoftPak
Director(TM) technology. Overall, the eSoft solution offers the IT manager
extreme simplicity and flexibility when deploying and managing network
security, resulting in less time demands on IT staff, a reduced need for in-
house security expertise, and a lower total cost of ownership.
SOURCE eSoft, Inc.