Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) January 25, 2008
Arxan Technologies, a leading provider of application hardening solutions designed to protect software IP from piracy and tampering, today announced the immediate appointment of Tom van Gorder to the position of Vice President, Channel Sales and Business Development. van Gorder is charged with accelerating Arxan's global expansion strategy through partnerships. By further developing channel partners, Arxan will be will able to provide customers with even broader software protection solutions by teaming with complementary technology partners. Strategic partnership offerings and distribution will also facilitate broader adoption of Arxan's commercial (GuardIT) and defense (EnforcIT) offerings across desktop, server, embedded and enterprise software applications.
"Expanding the reach of our business and technical partnerships is a key growth objective for Arxan in the new year, as we have been able to successfully maximize the relationships we currently have in place," said Mike Dager, CEO of Arxan Technologies. "Tom's deep bench of experience in senior-level sales and business development in the software market will help drive our partnership and growth objectives, and further position us as an industry leader. We're thrilled to have him aboard and look forward to having his leadership skills contribute to our talented executive team."
van Gorder has more than 20 years of experience in senior level sales and business development positions at leading technology and information publishing companies. Most recently, he was Vice President, Global Channel Sales and Alliances for Macrovision Corporation, the market leader in content protection, software licensing and installation and digital rights management technologies. Prior to Macrovision, van Gorder was Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales for Current Analysis. Prior to his role at Current Analysis, van Gorder held senior vice president of sales positions for InPhonic Inc. and VeriSign Inc.
Arxan Technologies Inc. protects intellectual property from software piracy, tampering, reverse engineering and any manner of theft. The Company renders IP theft virtually impossible, so developers of software applications can safeguard their brand and revenues.
"Software piracy is a costly and growing problem that impacts a huge number of commercial industries across the globe," said van Gorder. "Arxan is a recognized leader in the software IP protection market, as its unique application hardening solutions are a critical factor in the global fight against piracy. I am excited about the opportunity to join this executive team, grow the Company and increase market adoption of Arxan's IP protection solutions through innovative partnerships."
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 http://www.arxan.com.