Arxan Mobile Application Protection Suite Makes International Debut at Mobile World Congress

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Proven application security technology for mobile devices and applications is essential to protect the new perimeter: the mobile app

Arxan's Mobile Application Protection Suite includes Arxan’s EnsureIT®, GuardIT®, and TransformIT® products that in concert shield apps against reverse-engineering of IP, tampering of code, key discovery

GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2012 - Arxan® Technologies, the world’s leading provider of software security solutions that protect applications from attack in distributed or un-trusted environments, today announced the international debut of its Mobile Application Protection Suite here at Mobile World Congress, where nearly 50,000 wireless industry professionals from more than 175 countries meet each year to define the future of wireless.

Arxan technology provides an essential value proposition for the wireless ecosystem in the area of mobile security, as attacks against all major mobile platforms - including Android, Apple iOS, Blackberry, Windows Phone Series – are growing. It is estimated that 1 in 20 Android and iOS devices will be inflicted with malware in 2012.

Mobile applications are subject to passive and active attacks such as mobile malware insertion, in-memory tampering, reverse engineering/decompilation, code lifting, or key discovery. Furthermore, the diversity of platforms, devices, immature mobile standards and application development practices all contribute to an insecure mobile application environment. This is underlined by the common marketplace norm of device jail breaking which easily provides root access to unauthorized users. These software threats ultimately yield intellectual property and revenue loss.

“Mass global adoption of mobile computing devices such as smart phones and tablets have created an app-centric global marketplace,” said Mike Dager, chief executive officer, Arxan Technologies, Inc. “This resultant app economy is driving new business models and revenue streams across all industries. However, the app economy has also become a clear target for hackers, which typically launch collaborative and sophisticated attacks on the new perimeter: the application.”

Dager explains that – especially from a global mobile computing perspective -- the diversity of platforms, devices, immature mobile standards and development practices all contribute to an insecure mobile app environment.

The Arxan Mobile Application Protection Suite provides robust security by ensuring integrity for the application layer in today’s complex mobile environment. The suite includes Arxan’s EnsureIT®,GuardIT®, and TransformIT® products that in concert shield apps against reverse-engineering of IP, tampering of code, key discovery and other man-at-the-end (MATE) attacks. Together, these products deliver unprecedented cross-platform mobile application protection available for multiple operating systems, architectures and languages, enabling Arxan customers to customize protections that target their unique security requirements.

Arxan’s Mobile Application Protection Suite provides best-of-breed mobile security through its ability to deliver:
–    Tunable level of robustness (ability to layer protections) that is sensitive to existing device specifications such as battery usage, performance and usability
–    A vast array of out-of-the-box protection techniques
–    Proven application level Integrity
–    End-to-end Android application protection (Java and Native)

Arxan’s software security solutions for native or managed code, provide automated defend, detect and react capabilities by deploying various security techniques (called Guards) such as obfuscation, checksum or anti-debug directly into the software code of each app to harden binaries against discovery and compromise. The technology protects against tampering and reverse-engineering of code and IP in a durable and proven manner which does not impact source code, application functioning or the development process.

ABOUT ARXAN TECHNOLOGIES:
Arxan Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of software security solutions that protect applications from attack in distributed or un-trusted environments. We harden applications against tampering and reverse engineering for unauthorized use, piracy, and theft of intellectual property. Our advanced software protection solutions secure ISV, gaming publishers, digital media providers’ and enterprise applications to proactively defend the integrity of code and business models. We defend, detect, alert and react to attacks through a threat-based, customizable approach. Proven, durable and resilient, Arxan’s offerings support a full range of application protection needs, from commercial software to military grade assurance. Arxan Technologies has offices in Bethesda, MD, San Francisco, CA and West Lafayette, IN. For more information, please visit http://www.arxan.com.

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