Arxan Announces Technology Relationship with Microsoft Software License and Protection Services

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Only partner to offer software protection for both native and managed Microsoft powered applications.

We are delighted to be partnering with Microsoft to provide customers with a total software solution for licensing and piracy prevention

Arxan Technologies, a leading provider of application hardening solutions designed to protect software IP from piracy and tampering, today announced a strategic technology relationship with Microsoft to offer application protection with Microsoft's Software License and Protection Services (SLPS) for both native and managed applications.

SLP Services is a new multi-product platform from Microsoft designed to help application developers protect their software intellectual property (IP), easily and flexibly create and license product versions, track product and feature usage, and integrate license management into back-end business processes.

As a SLPS technology partner, Arxan Technologies has combined its award-winning software protection solution, GuardIT®, with Microsoft SLP Services. This combined solution leverages Microsoft's flexible licensing capabilities with Arxan's comprehensive protection suite to:

  • Provide ISVs with a solution to license software to durably combat software piracy;
  • Seamlessly secure software applications at the binary level, without disrupting the software development lifecycle (SDLC) and/or impacting application performance; and,
  • Benefit from best-of-breed tamper proof capabilities that provide defense-in-depth.

Arxan Technologies is the only Microsoft collaborator to provide software protection solutions for native Windows 32 and 64-bit architecture, as well as the Microsoft .NET framework.

"We are extremely pleased to be working with Arxan in the software IP protection and licensing space," said Thomas Lindeman, Director of Marketing for Microsoft SLP Services. "The strength and flexibility of the Guard technologies, and the ability for developers to protect their IP in mixed mode environment and then use SLP Services for their licensing and activation scenarios is a big win for developers of all kinds. This integrated approach will provide more IP protection options for the software development community. Arxan's dual-layer solution adds strong protection between license management and software algorithms as well as between native and managed code, and integrates seamlessly with SLP Services technologies."

Today's hackers are employing alarming attack techniques from the binary level up. Rampant piracy Web sites containing thousands of cracked software products clearly suggest that combating software hackers requires broader and deeper fortification of software applications than is typically done today. In response, customers are demanding durable software protection solutions that go beyond static obfuscation techniques, which are easily broken. Arxan's GuardIT family of products provides a new level of code hardening that addresses the full range of software protection needs, from desktop applications to high performance managed code.

"We are delighted to be partnering with Microsoft to provide customers with a total software solution for licensing and piracy prevention," said Mike Dager, CEO of Arxan Technologies. "We've seen growing market awareness and concern about software piracy, and in fact, customers are now demanding comprehensive software protection regardless of which code base, platform and license management application they have deployed. As an industry leader in software protection, Arxan is committed to meeting customer needs to harden applications so software piracy is reduced and revenue loss is mitigated."

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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 info @

Rebecca Paquette
Shift Communications
Phone: 617-779-1849
Email: arxan @


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