Arxan Joins McAfee Security Innovation Alliance

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Arxan to add Real-Time Security Checks to McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator as Application Audit and Control Partner

Enterprises are increasingly facing the reality of code exploits as a new attack vector to take advantage of corporate vulnerabilities. Unauthorized access from the classic external hacker as well as potential internal threats is risking both application and data security, and as a consequence, continues to put the fundamental business at risk

Arxan Technologies®, provider of application hardening solutions, announced today that it has joined the McAfee® Security Innovation Alliance™ (SIA) program as a partner to provide application hardening and control for enterprises.

Arxan protects running applications with real-time security checks and tampering alerts. Through the McAfee SIA program, Arxan will integrate its tampering detection capabilities with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator® (ePO™) software, to deliver customers immediate notification of external or internal attempts to tamper with software assets or steal intellectual property. By receiving notification alerts directly via the McAfee ePO database, enterprises can then respond promptly using various remediation options to thwart tampering attempts that threaten both application and corporate data security.

"Arxan is a significant addition to the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance," said Joe Gottlieb, vice president of corporate strategy and technology alliances, McAfee. "Malware and malicious threats continue to put applications, and therefore data as well, at risk. Arxan's unique solution provides customers with application-level vigilance to stay a step ahead of attempted attacks through immediate notification via McAfee ePO software. Our partnership will expand McAfee's risk management capabilities into the application software layer and thereby bring increased application security to our customers."

Today, organizations face a variety of application threats: two-thirds of externally accessible applications have exploitable vulnerabilities; insiders obtaining unauthorized systems access continues to be a top security concern, especially for PCI-regulated industries; and protecting sensitive data continues to be challenge against ever more creative and customized malware (source: Gartner).

"Enterprises are increasingly facing the reality of code exploits as a new attack vector to take advantage of corporate vulnerabilities. Unauthorized access from the classic external hacker as well as potential internal threats is risking both application and data security, and as a consequence, continues to put the fundamental business at risk," said Mike Dager, CEO of Arxan. "We are excited to partner with McAfee to seamlessly offer enterprises real-time application tampering alerts via the ePO software for increased application control."

An intelligent software protection solution, Arxan's GuardIT® defends, detects and reacts to attempted attacks in order to safeguard software assets. The policy-based Guard reaction framework allows customers to select how Guard-enabled applications can detect and react at run-time. This unique layer of application security, which will now be integrated into an ePO database, grants enterprises real-time alerts of application tampering. The dynamic detection and intelligence of this integrated solution will allow customers to mitigate business risk by gaining more complete application control and business security, with no modifications required to the source code.

About Arxan Technologies
Arxan Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of application hardening solutions designed to protect software applications from tampering to minimize risk and maximize profitability. Our advanced software protection solutions secure enterprises, ISVs and digital media providers against unauthorized use, malware insertion, piracy, and reverse engineering of intellectual property. Our products defend, detect and react to attacks through a threat-based, customizable approach that is proven, easy to use and non-disruptive. Arxan supports a full range of application protection needs, from commercial software to military grade assurance. The government relies on ADS Systems to deliver a best-of-breed anti-tamper platform to protect critical program information. Founded in 2001, Arxan Technologies has offices in Bethesda, MD, San Francisco, CA and West Lafayette, IN. For more information, please visit Arxan's Web site.

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