The legal dispute between former security company Finjan and Webroot, maker of SecureAnywhere, is now over. The two parties mutually agreed to a settlement, whose terms remain confidential.
Finjan filed a lawsuit on July 12, 2010, against five security companies – McAfee, Symantec, Webroot Software, Websense, and Sophos – for the infringement of two patents.
Both of them are for a protection mechanism against “hostile downloadables.” One is “for protecting a computer and a network” (no 6,092,194
) and the other is “for protecting a client during runtime” (no 6,480,962
The patents have been filed by Finjan Software Limited years apart, in November 1997 and April 2002, both being credited to Shlomo Touboul, its founder.
Since the filing of the lawsuit, Finjan was acquired by M86 Security, which is now part of Trustwave, provider of on-demand data security and payment card industry compliance management solutions to businesses and organizations.