Arxan Introduces GuardIT to Safeguard Commercial Software Applications

Proven Anti-Piracy, Anti-Tamper Technology Now Tailored to Protect Commercial Intellectual Property

Bethesda, Maryland, UNITED STATES

BETHESDA, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 21, 2007 -- Arxan Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of IP protection solutions designed to prevent software piracy and tampering, today introduced GuardIT™. An intelligent software protection solution, GuardIT defends, detects and reacts to attempted attacks to safeguard a company's software assets. GuardIT fortifies software applications through patented Guard™ technology that quickly and efficiently meets the security needs of commercial software applications and their associated license and digital rights management (DRM) systems.

The solution enables organizations to rapidly and easily deploy a sophisticated and surgically precise "line of defense" for software applications, without impacting run-time performance and legitimate end users' experience.

To protect IP from an attack, GuardIT relies on an extensive network of "Guards," which monitor the software application and each other, providing deeply embedded binary-level protection for specified functions that are critical and/or vulnerable. To easily design, tailor and deploy robust software protection, GuardIT features the GuardScript™ Design Wizard to automatically match Guard types with threat types for each portion of code that needs protection. The product's intelligence leverages more than five years of Arxan's software security expertise, and is readily accessible through an easy to use graphic user interface. By harnessing this Wizard, customers can quickly design an optimal Guard configuration for an application based on a specific threat profile.

GuardIT automatically inserts Guard protection directly into the compiled binary of the software application using a specified configuration, with no modifications required to the source code. An unprecedented level of sophistication is achieved in minutes that would otherwise have not been possible. GuardIT's protection is also designed to neatly fit into existing software development cycles without impacting run-time performance or release schedules. GuardIT protection can also be integrated into nightly builds via the command line interface.

"Historically, people have thought of software security as residing in antivirus and malware deterrents. Although these are very important, these sorts of protections do little to prevent software piracy, which is estimated to be a $200 billion problem globally over the next four years," said Charles Kolodgy, research director for Security Products at IDC. "Anti-piracy solutions are becoming a must-have for any organization involved with creating digitally based intellectual property. Today's new age of digital piracy demands agile, aggressive protection like Arxan's that is durable and resilient in the field, and not dependent on hardware or on invasively modifying the host computer for effective software security strength."

Commercial customers across multiple industries rely on Arxan's Guard technology to safeguard their critical software applications. Hurco, a global industrial automation company that designs and produces software for worldwide metal cutting and forming, chose Arxan. "Our business is shifting to software as a competitive advantage, and the new software platform we are developing will get tremendous global exposure," said Greg Volovic, EVP at Hurco. "Protecting that investment and our future revenue stream from piracy is business critical, particularly as we sell into international manufacturing markets. We selected Arxan based on their expertise and their unique protection model."

"Software piracy and tampering is a growing problem that affects almost every high-technology industry," said Mike Dager, CEO and chairman of Arxan Technologies. "We take a company's software program -- desktop software, embedded software in a device such as a cell phone or router, or DRM solution software -- and fortify it with modules of object code we call Guards. Now with GuardIT, the commercial market can leverage Arxan's proven expertise in IP protection in an easy and automated manner," Dager said. "Arxan's product offerings are now tailored to the needs of the commercial market with GuardIT, and the Department of Defense market with EnforcIT®. No other company offers the breadth, depth and durability in protecting intellectual property."

In fact, Arxan offers two editions of GuardIT: GuardIT Standard™ for highly automated protection, and GuardIT All™, which provides expert users with advanced protection options and customization capabilities. A subscription-based pricing model is available, based on the number of applications being protected.

Arxan's GuardIT technology offers broad support for C, C++ and all .NET languages with protection for native and mixed mode images. The product also supports Microsoft® Visual Studio 2002, 2003 and 2005 compilers, Microsoft Windows® 2000, Microsoft XP® Media Edition and Microsoft Vista® operating systems, and Intel® and AMD™ 32-bit processors.

About Arxan Technologies Inc.

Arxan Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of intellectual property (IP) protection designed to prevent software piracy, tampering, reverse engineering and any manner of theft. We take software security beyond static obfuscation and encryption to dynamically defend, detect and react against application attacks. Arxan supports a full range of anti-tamper and robustness needs, from commercial anti-piracy to military grade assurance. Commercial businesses rely on Arxan to fortify software, license management and DRM applications to prevent the loss of billions of dollars to unauthorized use. The US department of defense and its contractors rely on Arxan Defense Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Arxan Technologies, to deliver best of breed anti-tamper solutions to protect critical program information in military technology. Founded in 2001, Arxan Technologies has offices in Bethesda, Md., San Francisco, Calif., Dallas, Boston, Chicago and West Lafayette, Ind.

GuardIT and Guard technology are registered trademarks of Arxan Technologies, Inc. Microsoft Windows, Microsoft XP and Microsoft Vista are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corp. All other trademarks herein are property of their respective holders.

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