|[February 20, 2013]
Metaforic Expands Patented Software Immune System For Mobile Applications
SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Metaforic, the innovative
software security company, today announced its flagship product line
is now also available for mobile applications written in Objective-C,
the most commonly used software language on Apple (News - Alert) iOS platforms. With
state-of-the-art protection against a variety of offline and runtime
attacks, including unwanted method swizzling, Metaforic's enhanced
offering will make it easier for developers on this popular platform to
automatically incorporate unparalleled security into their applications.
"Delivering robust security while maintaining usability is one of the
top priorities any consumer or enterprise developer aspires to today,"
stated Maribel Lopez (News - Alert), Founder of Lopez Research. "With 67 percent of
enterprises ranking mobile security as a company's greatest concern with
mobility, it's imperative that businesses have a robust way to secure
Using Metaforic technology, application developers can automatically
infuse a patented immune system into their applications to ensure they
can defend themselves from malware, subversion, tampering, or other
attacks, protecting both themselves and their users. Building security
directly into the application is particularly critical on iOS since
Apple restricts third party security applications, such as anti-malware
offerings or BYOD protection.
One especially challenging security threat for iOS applications is
method swizzling, which is an integral part of Objective-C, but which
hackers and malware can easily use to swap in alternative functionality.
For example, an application could use a fake authentication process
rather than the intended one, send confidential account information to
an external party, or essentially execute whatever the hacker desires.
Metaforic technology uniquely protects against application patching that
uses this approach, and delivers a higher level of security on iOS than
previously available in the market.
Metaforic's new support for Objective-C on iOS adds to Metaforic's wide
array of supported platforms, including Android, BlackBerry (News - Alert), Linux, Mac
OS and Windows. By adding Objective-C support, Metaforic now offers its
world-class application protection across the majority of the Apple iOS
application community (with C and C++ already covered), fulfilling the
demands of developers from a wide variety of key industries including,
mobile financial, digital media distribution and enterprise mobility.
This release includes:
Metaforic Core™, which enables software developers to infuse a
software immune system into iOS applications to defend it against
attacks to the application logic or static data
Metaforic Concealer™, which allows sensitive data items such as
encryption keys to be held in a crypto format to protect against
exfiltration and modification
These products create a high-security version of the application,
protecting against major threats, including:
Real-time or offline subversion
Targeted malware modifications
Man-in-the-middle and man-at-the-end attacks
Replacement or discovery of keys
Any unwanted change to a Metaforic protected application triggers a
response, which may be customized as required. Metaforic's unique,
patented automated integration functionality does not require
development involvement or security expertise and uses both static and
dynamic analysis of the application to ensure the highest possible level
Metaforic is a leader in software security, protecting software from the
inside out, so that critical programs can safely run in hostile or
imperfectly protected operating environments. Metaforic software
immunization technology defends virtually any software from subversion,
theft, piracy, tampering or other corruption. It is proven in millions
of deployed instances, from consumer devices to business software. 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.
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