New Features Enable Users to More Resilient and Self-Defending Applications
San Francisco, CA – August 1st, 2016 – Arxan Technologies, the trusted provider of application attack prevention and self-protection solutions, today announced the addition of several significant new features to its products. These include new and enhanced support for major operating systems and programming languages, including QNX (a subsidiary of Blackberry), a leading platform in the IoT space for connected cars and medical devices, and Swift (Apple’s programming language), as well as new white-box cryptographic schemes including SHA-3. These updates demonstrate Arxan’s commitment to innovation and dedication to helping customers stay ahead of the latest attacks targeting mobile and IoT applications.
“As more attacks occur at the mobile and IoT application layer, binary code protection has become a critical line of defense,” said Sam Rehman, CTO of Arxan. “Nefarious actors continue to manipulate binary code in order to steal IP, credentials and other sensitive information by bypassing security controls, injecting malware, hijacking apps, as well as a host of other exploits. Arxan continues to pave the way in application attack prevention and self-protection and our innovative technology and unyielding customer support with a partnership approach help our clients stay ahead of the latest attacks.”
Arxan’s patented technology defends applications against attacks, detects attempted attacks at run-time, and deters attacks by stopping, alerting or repairing detected attacks. Arxan offers solutions for software running on mobile devices, desktops, servers, and embedded platforms, including those connected as part of the Internet of Things (IoT). Industries include mobile banking, mobile payments, connected cars, connected medical devices, gaming, and digital media, among others. Arxan works with many marquees partners in the security space including IBM and Cigital to deliver comprehensive solution to enterprises.
New Support and Features
- QNX – Arxan offers one of the first solutions for protecting apps on the QNX platform. QNX is a leading platform for the Internet of Things (IoT) and is used across several industries, particularly in the automotive and medical device industries.
- Swift– Apple’s programming language, used in MacOS, iOS, and tvOS development will be supported by Arxan, one of the fastest adoptions, ensuring that customers can continue using the latest programming
- SHA-3– Updated in 2015, SHA-3 offers a new message digest algorithm that will be included in Arxan’s white-box, allowing customers to use updated algorithms for the latest cryptographic schemes.
In addition, Arxan will also provide various other strong features in these product releases including coverage for Android N, iOS 10, Emulator Detection Guard, Shamir Secret Sharing Scheme, and JNI Authentication Guard.
“The rapid adoption of IoT and connected devices creates an even larger attack surface for cyber criminals. Cigital is pleased to partner with Arxan, a leader in application attack prevention and protection, to jointly offer a suite of IoT application protection technologies and services to mitigate these emerging threats,” said John Steven, Internal CTO of Cigital. “Through this partnership, Cigital and Arxan enable customers to embrace IoT innovation with the confidence that their security challenges are addressed.”
New features will be available in Q3. For more information, visit https://www.arxan.com or stop by Arxan’s booth #1462 at Black Hat USA (July 30-August 4, 2016 at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada).
Cigital is one of the world’s largest application security firms, enabling organizations to secure the applications that power their business. Our holistic approach to application security offers a balance of managed services, professional services and products tailored to fit your specific needs. We don’t stop when the test is over. Our experts also provide remediation guidance, program design services, and training that empowers you to build and maintain secure applications on the web, in the cloud, and on mobile devices. Cigital is headquartered near Washington, D.C. with regional offices throughout North America, Europe, and India. For more information visit: http://www.cigital.com
About Arxan Technologies
Arxan is the trusted global leader of Application Attack Prevention and Self-Protection products for Internet of Things (IoT), Mobile, Desktop, and other applications. We help protect our customers against financial loss, brand damage, fraud, IP theft, stolen credentials, fraudulent transactions, unauthorized access, non-compliance with regulatory and industry standards, and more. Our unique patented guarding technology 1) Defends applications against attacks, 2) Detects at run-time when an attack is being attempted, and 3) Deters attacks to stop hackers, send alerts, or repair making customers’ applications truly resilient. We are currently protecting applications running on more than 500 million devices across a range of industries, including: financial services, automotive (connected automobiles), healthcare (connected medical devices), digital media, gaming, high tech/independent software vendors (ISVs), and others. The company’s headquarters and engineering operations are based in the United States with global offices in EMEA and APAC. Learn more at www.arxan.com.