|Anti-hacking solution immunizes software|
Metaforic unveiled several new technology advancements that make it easier for software creators to protect a wide range of software (mobile, embedded, desktop, server) against hacking and subversion.
Metaforic's patented software immune system enables software to defend itself from attack, rather than relying on consumers and system administrators to provide perfectly protected operating environments.
Leading technology analysts agree that the increasing volume and sophistication of software attacks, coupled with the explosive growth of software migrating to relatively unprotected mobile platforms, requires an evolution to the standard security model. According to a recent report from Juniper Research, less than one in 20 smartphones and tablets have security software installed in them, despite a steady increase in threats. Gartner and other leading analyst firms now include Metaforic in their security models, typically in the first, critical security layer, automatically providing protection from within the application itself.
"Metaforic technology empowers software creators to easily immunize their mobile, embedded, and enterprise applications so those applications can defend themselves-preventing costly and dangerous security breaches," says Dan Stickel, Metaforic CEO. "Whether protecting mobile banking applications against fraud, or nuclear power plants against cyber-terrorism, it's becoming increasingly critical to ensure that the software which runs our daily lives is not completely vulnerable and has the ability to defend itself."
Key elements of the latest technology advances include:
Metaforic Concealer. In addition to the fundamental antitamper capabilities provided by the Metaforic Core software immune system, Metaforic now offers the ability to protect sensitive information that must be embedded in the application.
Metaforic Authenticator. Metaforic now also enables robust authentication between different devices, applications, or processes, ensuring that protected software is communicating with the intended recipient.
Performance enhancements. Building a protected application is now faster on any platform, with enhanced support for massive parallelization.
Enhanced platform security. Protecting against attacks that use hardware breakpoints to interfere with program operations is now easier to deploy and available on more platforms
[This article was posted on December 12, 2012, on the website of ABA Banking Journal, www.ababj.com.]
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