Application Protection to Support All Major Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Apr 14, 2015 05:05 pm PST

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Arxan Technologies, the leading provider of application protection solutions and announced expanded protections for the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem with all major IoT platforms now supported. Arxan’s IoT app security capabilities will be presented at the RSA Conference, the world’s leading information security conference and exposition taking place April 20-24 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, at Arxan’s booth #S627 in the South Expo Hall.

Arxan’s announcement coincides with Global IoT Day 2015, a worldwide event focused on IoT and its implications, where developers, entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and citizens around the world gather on a local community level to discuss, design and develop the emerging Internet of Things.

With recent market estimates indicating that IoT is on a strong trajectory to surpass the PC, tablet and phone markets combined by 2017,[1] the need for IoT applications to have unique protection is at an all-time high.

Identified as one of the 50 Most Promising IoT Companies by CIO Review and recently named a finalist for the 11th Annual 2015 Info Security Global Excellence Awards in the Internet of Things (IoT) Security category, Arxan protects applications running on the Internet of Things in a number of ways.

Arxan protects

  1. Mobile apps that control the IoT device.
  2. IoT firmware / embedded applications.
  3. Applications on open IoT platforms.

Arxan will now offer world-class security for IoT platforms, including:

  • Windows 8.1 (Enterprise Edition)
  • Windows Embedded 7 (Standard Edition)
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 (Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition)
  • Windows XP Professional
  • Windows XPe
  • Windows Embedded POSReady 2009
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows XP Professional
  • Windows 2000 (Server, Advanced Server, and Professional Edition)
  • Windows NT Server 4.0
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10

Arxan’s application protection for IoT extends across connected cars, connected homes (including smart home appliances and smart locks), connected cities/industrial Internet, and connected wearable devices. For example, Valencell®, a pioneering company in Precision Wearable Biometrics, sought an application security solution that met their protection requirements to prevent application attacks on their high-value proprietary and widely distributed software. Already familiar with Arxan’s reputation as a leader in application security, they chose Arxan’s Mobile and Embedded Application Protection solution for iOS and Android solutions to deliver best-of-breed application protection.

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“Even if an application contains no programming flaws, it is susceptible to physical attacks at the binary level,” said Vince Arneja, VP of Product Management at Arxan. “To defend against these attacks, we are devoted to working at the binary and object-code level to prevent exposure to unknown vulnerabilities and to provide tamper resistance quickly and easily.”

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.

[1] Business Insider Intelligence Estimates: Growth in the Internet of Things