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Cyber threat protection for Tizen apps

Arxan Technologies : 24 May, 2013  (New Product)
Vulnerable open-source Tizen apps for mobile devices are now protected with an integrity protection platform from Arxan
Cyber threat protection for Tizen apps

Arxan Technologies has announced that the company's mobile app integrity protection platform now supports the Tizen OS, protecting Tizen apps from today’s most sophisticated and advanced cyber threats.

As enterprise, government, digital media and other industries increasingly leverage this open-source OS with new mobile applications, security vulnerabilities in both HTML5 and native Tizen application codes continue to be a concern. Arxan’s EnsureIT for Tizen on ARM offers unparalleled protection against malware, software piracy, call/SMS fraud, and IP theft threats with automated and embedded software that is easy to deploy and durable.

“The open-source nature of Tizen applications makes them susceptible to malware attacks,” said Kevin Morgan, CTO and vice president engineering, Arxan. “As platform development continues to grow companies need to be confident that developers have built in layered protection that is customisable, low-impact and embedded directly into applications in order to achieve real security and protect valuable assets.”

One significant benefit of the Tizen OS is the ability to port code built between the Tizen OS and other platforms. Companies using Arxan EnsureIT family of products can leverage Tizen protection designs for iOS, Android, Linux and the PowerPC platforms and enjoy an unrivaled breadth of platform coverage.

Tizen devices continue on the path toward commercialisation and industry leaders such as Huawei, NTT DOCOMO, Orange, Samsung and Intel are fully supporting the shift toward openness and industry standardization to encourage the development of a robust ecosystem.

“We are very excited about the new experience and openness of Tizen that will be brought to consumers this year. We will remain committed to open source based innovation and open to collaboration with the broader industry participants,” said Hankil Yoon, senior vice president, Samsung and Tizen Association Co-Vice Chairman.

Samsung announced its intention to add to the Tizen ecosystem by launching Tizen devices in 2013 with Fujitsu and Huawei expected to introduce phones of their own later in the year. With Tizen 2.0 Magnolia SDK and source code now available to developers and the Tizen Store will launch later this year with thousands of apps. However, the limited security components of Tizen App Market remain an issue.

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