Arxan Appoints Sam Rehman as Chief Technology Officer
Technology Innovator Brings More than 25 Years of Product Leadership and Industry Experience
Bethesda, MD – May 19, 2015 – Arxan Technologies, the leading provider of application protection solutions, today announced Sam Rehman’s appointment as the company's new Chief Technology Officer. Rehman’s appointment underscores Arxan’s continued commitment to innovate and invest in the research and development required to make applications universally secure and trusted – particularly in distributed and increasingly untrusted environments. As Arxan’s CTO, Rehman’s focus will include:
- Advancing Arxan’s approaches for protecting applications at run-time for its current customers and industry segments
- Developing new threat protection innovations and risk mitigation approaches in key markets, such as mobile payments, online gaming, and the Internet of Things
- Providing marketplace education on the application risk landscape across diverse computing environments – including applications running on mobile devices, desktops, servers, and embedded within the IoT ecosystem
- Contributing to ongoing market awareness of application risks and protection solutions
“With the advent of cloud and mobile, applications have moved ‘out into the wild’ onto billions of phones, medical devices, cars, appliances, watches and more,” said Rehman. “In today’s mobile and distributed environment, it’s almost impossible to protect the application perimeter or the devices on which the applications are running. Successful companies will increasingly be focused on building self-protections into applications, and Arxan is uniquely qualified to help them do that.” Rehman added that he is “eager to bring my industry experience in engineering excellence, product innovation and technology evangelism to Arxan’s proven leadership team and to help drive the expansion of Arxan’s technology and product vision.”
Rehman brings to Arxan over 25 years of global experience in both leading product development and professional services companies, and he continues to be active in startup and open-source communities. Most recently, Rehman was CTO for EPAM Systems (NYSE: EPAM), a leading product engineering service provider with over 10,000 engineers around the globe. Rehman also spent close to 10 years with Oracle Corporation, where he led development groups, bringing multiple innovative and profitable products from concepts to market, including the Sensor/IoT-Based Platform. Sam has also authored numerous patents in a number of areas, including embedded systems, database technology, and user experience and interface.
"Sam is an expert in creating a strong, agile engineering culture and building world-class products that are focused on business and market needs," said Arxan CEO Tom Heiser. “We are very excited to have Sam’s strong technology innovation, evangelism and leadership to help Arxan strengthen the protection it provides to its current customers and enable new growth opportunities.”
About Arxan Technologies
Arxan provides the world’s strongest application protection solutions. Our unique patented guarding technology 1) Defends applications against attacks, 2) Detects at run-time when an attack is being attempted, and 3) Responds to detected attacks to stop them, alert, or repair. 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) – and is currently protecting applications running on more than 300 million devices across a range of industries, including: financial services, high tech/independent software vendors (ISVs), manufacturing, healthcare, digital media, gaming, and others. The company's headquarters and engineering operations are based in the United States with global offices in EMEA and APAC.