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Cigital And Arxan Technologies Form Partnership To Help Organizations Assess And Mitigate App Security Risk

Partnership will enable joint customers in financial services, ISVs, and high-tech industries to build security protections into their applications

DULLES, Va. and BETHESDA, Md., December 17, 2012— Cigital, the world’s largest software security consulting firm, and Arxan Technologies, the industry leader of software security solutions that protect the App Economy, today announced a formal partnership to help clients protect their most valuable software assets.

Customers will now be able to combine Arxan’s suite of application protection products and Cigital’s software security services to implement a comprehensive, defense-in-depth strategy to protect their varied applications across all major development environments. The joint offering will help any organization that produces or procures software including: mobile applications, embedded software, cloud software, or packaged software. Cigital and Arxan will enable organizations to protect the integrity of their applications against hacking attacks such as reverse-engineering, tampering with critical functionality, disabling or circumventing security controls, piracy/intellectual property theft, or insertion of malicious code/exploits.

“Applications embody an organization’s sensitive intellectual property and will be attacked by competitors, hackers and hostile nation-states looking to steal those secrets. Applications need the capability to be self-defending; however, most organizations don’t have the expertise internally to apply this type of protection,” said Neil MacDonald, vice president, distinguished analyst and Gartner Fellow.

Jointly, the companies will leverage Cigital’s global staff of more than 150 software security professionals to expand deployment, integration and management of Arxan’s suite of application protection products and provide holistic application security solutions which address both programming and code exploits as well as threats to application integrity.

Cigital will enable customers who have purchased Arxan’s solutions to maximize their investment with Cigital’s expertise to identify sensitive code and attack targets that require hardening and tamper-protection, design and implement Guard Network protections using Arxan’s instrumentation technology, and conduct reviews to audit customer-designed protections. Additionally, customers can take advantage of Cigital's deep consulting expertise in software portfolio and application assessments, secure SDLC implementation, and software security training. As a result of this alliance, customers can protect corporate assets and prevent potential catastrophic data, financial, intellectual property or brand loss by building security protections directly into their applications.

“At Cigital our core mission is to help clients design, build and maintain secure software,” said Stuart Dross, Cigital vice president of sales. “Arxan’s suite of application protection solutions is a unique and integral part of any defense in depth strategy. Cigital’s software security consulting services combined with Arxan application protection products offer a powerful solution to increase organizational security while driving down costs.”

“In the new App Economy, attacks that compromise the integrity of the application cannot be prevented by adhering to the traditional SDLC or by removing programming flaws, thus requiring customers to build protections inside the application to mitigate these risks,” said Jukka Alanen, Arxan vice president of business development. “The partnership between Arxan and Cigital enables customers to implement a holistic software security strategy that results in secure applications that do not have critical flaws or vulnerabilities, are proactively protected against hacking attacks, and self-defend their integrity.”

For more information on Arxan’s suite of application protection products, please visit http://www.arxan.com/products/. More details on Cigital’s consulting services can be found at www.cigital.com/services/.

About Cigital

Cigital Inc., founded in 1992, is the world’s largest consulting firm specializing in software security and is the global leader in helping organizations to design, build, and maintain secure software. Our unique expertise, technologies, and training services are a culmination of over twenty years of research activities and thousands of successful software security consulting engagements at leading public and private organizations throughout the world. Cigital is headquartered outside Washington, D.C. with regional offices in the U.S., Europe, and India. For more information visit: http://www.cigital.com.

About Arxan Technologies

Arxan Technologies Inc. is the industry leader of application protection solutions that protect the App Economy. Arxan secures mobile, desktop, server and embedded applications on over 200 million devices against tampering and reverse-engineering attacks and is an integral part of end-to-end application security. Our security defends against tampering, unauthorized use, insertion of exploits, piracy, and theft of intellectual property for global leaders and is deployed in tens of Fortune 500 organizations in high-tech, ISV, financial services, media, gaming, and other industries to proactively defend the integrity of their code and business models. Arxan’s proven, scalable and durable application protection solutions defend, detect, alert and react to application attacks through a threat-based, customizable approach. Arxan Technologies is headquartered in the United States with global offices in EMEA and APAC. For more information, please visit www.arxan.com.

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