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SEWORKS Launches AppSecu.re, SaaS-Based Security Service to Provide App Protection for Android Developers Worldwide

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 24, 2015) - SEWORKS, developer of advanced security solutions for the mobile era, today announced the launch of AppSecu.re, a comprehensive, SaaS- based security service for mobile apps. Founded by the next generation of security specialists who've proven themselves by defending developers in South Korea, the world's most Internet-savvy country, and by becoming 5-time finalists at DEFCON, the world's largest hacker convention, SEWORKS aims to provide cutting edge security technology products for app developers who want to protect their valuable IP.

"Today, mobile games are among the most popular apps on smartphones -- and are also the most vulnerable to multiple threats," said SEWORKS founder and CEO Minpyo Hong. "We have designed AppSecu.re to keep apps protected through their entire life cycle -- all while making it easy to use with zero integration thereby not disrupting the development process. Our vision is to become the primary security solution for this age of mobile app consumption."

According to Flurry, 86 percent of time spent on mobile was on apps; however, the vast majority of paid and free Android apps have been hacked at some point, and according to Gartner; by 2017, 75 percent of mobile security breaches will stem from app vulnerabilities which allow hackers to decompile or reverse engineer apps in order to pirate IP or create malware.

"A game's popularity and success can be compromised in the early stages due to hacks, cheats and copies," said Mike White, CEO of Eggroll Digital Studios. "It's important to ensure you have security measures early to give your games a chance to be successful. AppSecu.re is a dead simple solution to implement and scales with the growth of our games. When our apps become popular targets for hackers, it will save us untold money and heart break."

AppSecu.re is optimized to work with how mobile apps are developed and distributed, which is why it's offered as a cloud-based SaaS security solution, making it simple for developers to use and manage. Among the product features:

·         One-stop complete app protection across the lifecycle of an application, from development to distribution as an ongoing app service:

o    Diagnostics to identify security vulnerabilities in apps during development

o    Protection of applications through binary encryption to prevent IP theft, modification of app behavior, and malware creation

o    Tracking of applications "in the wild" to ensure app integrity via tamper detection

·         No integration required -- fully cloud-based

·         Flexible pricing based on developer needs, including free trials

·         Protection at a lower level of code for a higher level of security

·         Currently supports: Android (DEX, SO) and Unity 3D (Android/iOS)

An SDK-based version of AppSecu.re is available to iOS developers now; a cloud-based version is currently in production.

Get started with AppSecu.re today by visiting AppSecu.re.

The Android version of AppSecu.re will be debuting at GDC and available Wednesday, March 4, 2015. 

Founded by five-time DEFCON finalists, SEWORKS develops advanced security solutions for the mobile era -- cloud-powered, easy-to-use, zero-integration services that protect developers and their customers through the entire lifecycle of their apps. Backed by Qualcomm and SoftBank Ventures Korea, SEWORKS is headquartered in San Francisco. Visit us online at seworks.co and follow us on Twitter @seworks_twt.


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