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Company Listed as a Representative Vendor of Application Shielding

San Francisco, CA – July 19, 2018 – Arxan Technologies, the trusted provider of application protection solutions, announced today that Arxan has been recognized for the second time as a Representative Vendor in the Gartner "Market Guide for Application Shielding” report. In the report, Gartner predicts that, “by 2021, more than half of enterprises that use application shielding will do so via a single, multichannel application protection platform.”

Gartner states: “Protecting applications that run within untrusted environments is crucial as mobile, IoT and modern web applications migrate software logic to the client side. Security and risk management leaders must harden their application front ends to avoid turning them into an attack vector.”

Arxan Application Protection is the first solution that “closes-the-loop” between releasing a protected app and delivering timely, actionable threat intelligence directly to customers for rapid response and easy integration into any business intelligence platform for follow on analysis. Arxan customers can quickly understand the difference between an app operating safely vs. one operating in a risky environment or even being actively attacked. The solution protects apps on the most platforms and written in the most languages, both cloud and on-premises. Arxan Application Protection ensures apps are protected against run-time attacks, are defended against reverse engineering and are able to maintain secure data and communications with White-Box Cryptography.

Gartner analysts outline key recommendations in the report, advising that security and risk management leaders responsible for application security choose application shielding to protect those apps that:

  • Contain high value (transactional or intellectual); for example, payment applications or internal- facing applications with trade secret information.
  • Run in untrusted environments; for example, on customer devices or unattended connected devices.
  • Move the software logic to the client

“In our view, Gartner has acknowledged that application shielding is becoming a necessity given the attention apps that run in the wild are receiving from bad actors. It’s no longer an option, but a necessity for organizations to protect their high-value applications running within untrusted environments,” says Joe Sander, CEO, Arxan. “We believe that Arxan Application Protection is unique in this year’s report as it is the most comprehensive standalone solution for protecting high-value apps regardless of platform, programming language or implementation -- in addition to providing threat analytics, active protection, static analysis defense and advanced code obfuscation for the most platforms and languages.”

Arxan is the only vendor that provides a closed-loop app threat protection, detection and alerting solution accessible by an open API for inclusion in any fraud prevention, BI or SIEM solution. Arxan app protection allows organizations to understand on day-one who, how and from where applications are being attacked – while attacks are in progress – and rapidly deploy countermeasures before the attack is completed or becomes more widespread.

Gartner defines the application shielding market as “technological solutions that are implemented in an application's source, byte or binary code to make the application more resistant to intrusion, tampering and reverse engineering. Enterprises shield their applications to protect the organization's software-based assets.”

To access a complimentary copy of Gartner’s “Market Guide for Application Shielding” please visit: https://www.arxan.com/resources/downloads/gartner-market-guide-application-shielding

Gartner Inc. “Market Guide for Application Shielding” by Dionisio Zumerle and Manjunath Bhat, June 27, 2018

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About Arxan Technologies

Arxan, a global trusted leader providing the industry’s most comprehensive application protection solutions, works with organizations looking to protect applications and to securely deploy and manage business-critical apps to the extended enterprise. Arxan currently protects more than one billion application instances across many industries including financial services, mobile payments, healthcare, automotive, gaming, and entertainment. Unlike legacy security providers that rely on perimeter-based barriers to keep bad actors out or that require device management controls, Arxan products protect at the application-level from the inside out. This approach protects the source and binary code to expand the corporate perimeter of trust. Arxan provides broad range of patented security capabilities such as a dynamic app policy engine, code hardening, obfuscation, white-box cryptography and encryption, and threat analytics. Founded in 2001, the company is headquartered in North America with global offices in EMEA and APAC. For more information, please visit www.arxan.com or follow @Arxan on Twitter.