Metaforic Expands Revolutionary Software Immune System Protection to
Applications Running on BlackBerry 10
Extends Security Protection Portfolio to New Mobile Operating System;
Shields Code Integrity from Tampering, Targeted Malware and Hackers
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- January 15, 2013
Metaforic, the innovative software security company, today announced that its
world-class software immune system is now available for BlackBerry® 10
applications. Teaming with a mobile and network security leader, Metaforic can
now empower a whole new class of developers around the globe to create secure,
self-defending mobile solutions.
Infusing security directly into the application is particularly critical for
sensitive applications such as mobile financial apps, or for Bring Your Own
Device (BYOD) protection. Using Metaforic technology, application developers
can automatically inject a patented immune system into their BlackBerry OS
applications to ensure the software can defend itself from targeted malware,
repackaging, or other attacks— offering comprehensive protection for both
themselves and their users.
Sebastien Marineau, senior vice president of BlackBerry OS previously stated,
“As more and more of our lives migrate from desktops and laptops to mobile
devices, we will have to solve the problems around security, privacy,
anonymity and access to data. If we want this true seamlessness between
devices, it means that the underlying plumbing has to share all this data and
the only way to do it is going to be to actually solve these hard problems. I
am sure there will be some spectacular security breaches - and then people
will wake up."
Today’s security software market is becoming highly congested. However, most
security companies are addressing the issue primarily from an IT
administrative perspective. Metaforic takes a unique approach and focuses
instead on making software stronger, more survivable from today's
attacks—providing security inside the software by automatically infusing a
software immune system directly into a customer's program when it’s built. The
company works with software creators worldwide to ensure their applications
can defend themselves and protect software from the inside out— even in
exposed environments, where there may be no third-party security available and
the users’ devices may already be rooted or jailbroken.
Metaforic's software immunization protection offers a critical weapon to
counter the growing onslaught of threats targeting mobile consumers, financial
institutions and enterprises. Juniper Networks’ Mobile Threats Report states
that malware has more than doubled on most smartphone platforms. The same
report also notes that less than one in 20 smartphones and tablets have
third-party security software installed, despite a steady increase in threats.
“Secure access and connectivity has never been more critical for mobile
users,” says Dan Stickel, Metaforic CEO. “As an innovative security software
company, Metaforic offers its partners and customers the most intelligent and
only automated self-defending software available on the market today.
Metaforic’s breakthrough mobile software immune system, now available on
BlackBerry 10 and every other major OS, gives users one of the most secure,
integrated mobile computing experiences and provides a highly effective and
efficient methodology to harden applications to defend themselves against the
latest and most malicious attacks.”
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. BlackBerry, RIM, Research In Motion and
related trademarks, names and logos are the property of Research In Motion
PR for Metaforic
Jodi Guilbault, 1-415-987-4970
Angela Ausman, 1-408-236-7573
Douglas Kinloch, +44 141 225 0420
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