Arxan Technologies Joins Microsoft Visual Studio Industry Partner (VSIP) Program

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Arxan's application hardening solutions support the Microsoft Visual Studio Development Environment, arming customers with world class piracy protection.

Microsoft is serious about protecting developers' applications both from piracy and from malicious attacks

Continuing its efforts to counter piracy, Arxan Technologies, a leading provider of application hardening solutions designed to protect software IP from piracy and tampering, today announced its participation in the Microsoft Visual Studio Industry Partner (VSIP) program as a premiere-level partner.

With more than 200 members, the VSIP program gives partners the resources they need to successfully integrate their tools, components and services into the Visual Studio development environment. Arxan's VSIP membership ensures that its GuardIT product family is well-aligned with the program's development tools and strategies, maximizing ease of use for Windows developers deploying Arxan's application hardening solution for software intellectual property (IP) protection.

"Microsoft is serious about protecting developers' applications both from piracy and from malicious attacks," said Michael O'Neill, Visual Studio Product Manager at Microsoft Corp. "Arxan's application hardening technology arms developers with the tools they need to protect their software code and intellectual property with minimal impact on performance or time-to-market. Microsoft is pleased to have Arxan in the VSIP program."

"Software piracy is growing globally at an alarming rate, and we're seeing an increased demand from the market for a solution that aptly protects their software IP investments, while integrating seamlessly into their already-existing development lifecycle as to not impact the quality or performance of the software," said Mike Dager, CEO, Arxan Technologies. "We are very excited to be working with Microsoft to more closely integrate our offerings with one of the world's most prevalent development environments. Our solution provides Visual Studio developers with application hardening solutions to protect valuable IP and therefore, protect innovation."

Arxan's GuardIT family of products provides application code hardening solutions that addresses the full range of software protection needs, from piracy to tampering to reverse engineering threats. For more information on GuardIT, please contact

About Arxan Technologies
Arxan Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of application hardening solutions designed to protect software intellectual property (IP) from piracy, tampering, reverse engineering and any manner of theft. Our GuardIT® solution takes software security beyond static obfuscation and encryption to dynamically defend, detect and react against application attacks. Arxan supports a full range of application protection needs, from commercial software anti-piracy to military grade assurance. Businesses rely on Arxan to fortify software, license management and DRM applications to prevent the loss of billions of dollars to unauthorized use. The U.S. department of defense and its contractors rely on Arxan Defense Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Arxan Technologies, to deliver best of breed anti-tamper solutions to protect critical program information in military technology. Founded in 2001, Arxan Technologies has offices in Bethesda, Md., San Francisco, Calif., Dallas, Boston, Chicago, New York and West Lafayette, Ind. For more information please visit or email

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