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Offers Mobile App Developers Proactive Security Risk Identification and Application Self-Protection

Mountain View, CA and Bethesda, MD – November 11, 2014 –  MetaIntelli™, the leader in enterprise Mobile Risk Management (MRM)and Arxan Technologies, the industry-leading provider of application protection solutions, announced a mobile application security partnership that provides mobile app developers with a comprehensive approach to identify and mitigate mobile apps against security and privacy risks with nonstop protection.  The complementary technologies leverage intelligent, autonomic cloud based mobile app risk identification and analysis from MetaIntelli and application self-protection from Arxan to achieve quick identification, reporting, mitigation of a wide range of risks including the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Top 10 Mobile Risks for 2014

Application security experts rely on OWASP’s industry guidance for best practice approaches and security insights. In addition to OWASP’s industry guidance, the need for continuous application security is underlined by leading analyst firm, Gartner. Gartner predicts “that through 2015, more than 75% of mobile applications will fail basic security tests.”[1].  This recent publication also reports “Global-scale scandals around critical applications breaches have highlighted the need for effective detection of exploitable application security vulnerabilities.”

Furthermore, Gartner’s lead application security analyst, Joseph Feiman, advises CISOs to “Make application self-protection a new investment priority, ahead of perimeter and infrastructureprotection.”[2] MetaIntelli’s cloud-based AppInterrogator™ deconstructs mobile apps and applies multivariate asynchronous analysis combining intent, context, content, and prediction, to quickly identify security and privacy risks. With its autonomic security intelligence security and privacy risks can be identified before and continuously after the release of an app for continuous protection.

Arxan’s mobile application protection can be used to instrument both static and run-time application self-protection (RASP) defenses to protect the integrity and confidentiality of the app against attacks. Through Arxan’s patented Guard technology that is directly embedded into a mobile application’s binary, the mobile app becomes self-defending and tamper-resistant against attacks. This enables the app to prevent exploits such as unauthorized access to data, malicious changes to the behavior of the application (e.g., bypassing of security controls or tampering with functionality), reverse-engineering, IP theft, or piracy.

“With the escalating adoption of mobile apps and associated risks, developers are challenged with ensuring the apps they develop for customers are safe,” said Kevin Mullenex, CEO of MetaIntelli.  “To assure this requires deep comprehensive analysis of both the app binaries and a thorough assessment of the app environment including behaviors, intent, content, context and predictive nature of the app.”

“An organization’s brand, data, IP, or revenue can be jeopardized by hacking attacks,” said Mike Dager, CEO at Arxan.  “By leveraging application self-protection, enterprises and app developers can proactively enable their apps to self-defend against compromises out in the wild, detect attacks at run-time, and react to ward off hacking attacks and exploits.”  

About MetaIntelli

MetaIntelli is the market and technology leader in autonomic intelligence-led Mobile Risk Management (MRM). The company’s cloud-based solution offers unmatched high-speed continuous identification and analysis of security and privacy risks for iOS and Android applications.  It employs a patent-pending parallel multivariate risk analysis engine combining context, intent and predictive behavior attributes to quickly declare an app In or Out™.  The combination of proactive and continuous risk detection provides enterprises with the most complete protection from threats posed by risky apps. For more information about MetaIntelli and its solutions, please visit our website at  

About Arxan Technologies

Arxan provides the world’s strongest application protection solutions. Our unique patented guarding technology 1) Defends applications against attacks, 2) Detects 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.   To learn more about Arxan and application self-protection, please visit 

MetaIntelli Media Contact Denise Barton MetaIntelli (408) 219-3403  

Arxan Media Contact Jordan Hubert Gutenberg Communications (408) 832-3425   1. Gartner, Inc.: “Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing”, Joseph Feiman|Neil MacDonald, July 1, 2014 2. Gartner, Inc.: “Maverick* Research: Stop Protecting Your Apps; It's Time for Apps to Protect Themselves”, Joseph Feiman, September 25, 2014