Metaforic Unveils Latest Software Protection Technology

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Thursday, November 29th 2012

New Capabilities Advance State-of-the-Art Protection for Today’s Mobile, Embedded and Enterprise Applications

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Metaforic, the innovative software security company, today 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," said 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 anti-tamper 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 even 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 additional platforms

About Metaforic

Metaforic is a leader is software security protection. Metaforic software immunization technology protects virtually any software from subversion, theft, piracy, tampering or other corruption. It is proven in millions of deployed instances, from consumer software to business devices. Only software protected by Metaforic earns the Mark of Security distinction. Offices are located in the United States, Europe and Japan. Further information is available at www.metaforic.com.

Metaforic, the Metaforic logo and The Mark of Security are trademarks or registered trademarks of Metaforic Ltd., and its affiliated companies in the United States and other countries.

Contacts

PR for Metaforic
Jodi Guilbault, 1 415-987-4970
pr@metaforic.com
or
Metaforic
Angela Ausman, 1 408-236-7573
or
Metaforic EU
Douglas Kinloch, +44 141 225 0420

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