Arxan Takes on Hackers and Pirates in European Software Markets

    Arxan Technologies Expands Global Footprint to Europe to Address Software
    Piracy and Tampering

    LONDON, June 25 /CNW/ - Arxan Technologies, a leading provider of
application hardening solutions designed to protect software from tampering
and theft, announces its global expansion into Europe with the appointment of
Lance Boyd as Vice President of International Sales. Boyd will be supported by
a team based in London dedicated to providing application hardening solutions
tailored to the European software industry. Arxan has expanded its global
footprint to the European market at a time when levels of global software
piracy and tampering have reached unprecedented levels, compliance regulation
is demanding close scrutiny of software applications and malware attacks are
exponentially increasing.
    Recent research by the Business Software Association and IDC indicates
that software piracy is far from decline. On average, software producers lose
38 percent of sales to global software piracy. The conducted study by BSA and
IDC concluded that worldwide losses due to piracy rose by US$8 billion to a
total of US$48 billion in 2007 alone. The CEU region ranked the highest with
an average loss of 68 percent, and in the UK alone pirated software has
flat-lined at 27 percent to 26 percent over the past four years, with little
sign of decline despite the best efforts of industry enforcement agencies and
the UK Government.
    "We are seeing an increased global demand for a new generation of
application hardening technologies to make software tamper-resistant so
organizations can manage risk, maximize profitability and regain control of
their software," said Mike Dager, President and CEO of Arxan. "As such, we are
very excited about our presence in London, with Lance Boyd at the helm. Our
European expansion is a key element to our continued leadership in the fight
against hackers, and our dedication to providing our customers around the
world with durable and easy to use application hardening solutions."
    John Lovelock, Chief Executive of the Federation Against Software Theft
stated: "Britain's creative industries are the envy of the rest of the world -
but only while intellectual property is respected. We all have a duty to make
sure we safeguard this national treasure - just like the rest of the world
protects the rights of their workers. Without protection the UK loses its
advantage and its copyrighted works get stolen, leading to job loses, lost tax
revenue, and criminals profiting. The Federation therefore welcomes any
initiative in the fight against piracy and tampering."
    Enterprises need to mitigate risk around software tampering for
unauthorized access, which can jeopardize regulatory compliance, sales and
lead to malware insertion. Virtually impenetrable, GuardIT(R), Arxan's proven
commercial software protection solution, features automated, comprehensive,
yet customisable protection for software applications. The GuardIT platform is
flexible, easy-to-use and tailored to individual application requirements for
both managed and native code. The GuardIT family provides software protection
across Windows, .NET and Linux desktop, server and embedded platforms for both
x86 and PowerPC. GuardIT is the only binary-based application hardening
solution that actively defends, detects and reacts against attempted
application attacks.
    Arxan's application hardening solutions enable software-driven businesses
to safeguard their revenues and brand at an unmatched level and complexity of
protection. For the past six years, Arxan's software fortification technology
has protected government software, and has successfully enabled
software-driven Global 500 companies to safeguard their software assets and
preserve revenues.
    To contact the UK sales offices, email Arxan Technologies Ltd. at or call +44(0)7881937748

    About Arxan Technologies

    Arxan Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of application hardening
solutions designed to protect software intellectual property (IP) from piracy,
tampering, reverse engineering and any manner of theft. Our GuardIT(R)
solution takes software security beyond static obfuscation and encryption to
dynamically defend, detect and react against application attacks. Arxan
supports a full range of application protection needs, from commercial
software anti-piracy to military grade assurance. Businesses rely on Arxan to
fortify software, license management and DRM applications to prevent the loss
of billions of dollars to unauthorized use. The U.S. 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, New York and West Lafayette, Ind. For more information,
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    For further information please contact

    Jodi Wadhwa,
    Arxan Technologies, Inc.,
    T: +1-301-968-4295,

    Richard Merrin,
    Spreckley Partners,

For further information:

For further information: Jodi Wadhwa, Arxan Technologies, Inc., T: (301)
968-4295, E:; Richard Merrin, Spreckley Partners,

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