US Patent No. 10,659,444

NETWORK-BASED KEY DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, METHOD, AND APPARATUS


Patent No. 10,659,444
Issue Date May 19, 2020
Title Network-based Key Distribution System, Method, And Apparatus
Inventorship Bimal I. Gandhi, Chatham, NJ (US)
Nishant Kaushik, Jersey City, NJ (US)
Tejas Digambar Limaye, Pune (IN)
Assignee Uniken, Inc., Chatham Township, NJ (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,659,444

1. An electronic device comprising:a memory storing an application containing a client file; and
at least one processor that, when executing one or more network-based key distribution operations, is configured to:
execute a mobile threat detection (MTD) function to determine whether the electronic device is corrupt,
when determining that the electronic device is not corrupt, transmit a verification message to a gateway indicating that the electronic device is not corrupt and identify whether an encrypted user key (UKc-Enc) is stored in the electronic device,
when the UKc-Enc is not stored in the electronic device, decrypt an application key (AKc) and transmit the AKc and a unique universal identifier (UUID) that is associated with the application to the gateway for establishing a secure application specific communication channel between the electronic device and the gateway, and
when the UKc-Enc is stored in the electronic device, decrypt the UKc-Enc to form a user key (UKc), extract a UUID from the UKc, and transmit the UUID from the UKc to the gateway for establishing the secure application specific communication channel between the electronic device and the gateway.