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SEWORKS

March 07, 2016 09:00 ET

SEWORKS Releases AppSolid to Give Developers Complete App Security Protection and Tracking Capabilities

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 7, 2016) - SEWORKS, a Qualcomm and Softbank-backed developer of advanced security solutions, today announced the availability of AppSolid, the world's first, most comprehensive SaaS-based protection for Android and Unity for Android apps. Already protecting millions of app users in a private pilot program, AppSolid is the brainchild of an elite team of five-time finalists at DEFCON. For a limited time, AppSolid is available to developers for a free, six week trial period to give them full proactive protection and tracking of their apps throughout their entire lifespan.

"We spent many months developing and perfecting a seamless solution to protect Android apps used by billions everyday," said SEWORKS founder and CEO Min Pyo Hong. "We are proud to finally offer AppSolid to all Android developers, giving them everything they need to quickly and cost-effectively keep their mobile apps safe -- especially after they're published, when developers need full, immediate visibility on any hacking attempts."

AppSolid already protects a wide variety of apps in its closed pilot program, including finance applications, utilities, and social network-related apps with millions of users. Numerous game developers also rely on AppSolid to protect Android games created in native code and top third party game engines including Cocos2d, Cocos2dx, and Unity. 

"Mobile games are plagued by hacks and piracy the world over," said Albert Lai, CEO of Big Viking Games. "AppSolid saves us hundreds of thousands dollars in potential lost revenue and development time -- and just as important, peace of mind long after our apps are published."

You Make Any App, AppSolid Protects Them In Real Time

AppSolid is the only security solution giving Android developers a means to track, detect, and shut down hacking attempts in real time. By detecting and logging details of tampering attempts and memory hacking, AppSolid helps developers evaluate trends in security threats, including which hacking tools are being used against them most frequently -- while also identifying weaknesses that need to be immediately addressed. AppSolid even provides developers with a kill-switch option, to shut down a potentially compromised app at the device level in the event of a breach.

Scan Apps for Vulnerabilities

As a 100% cloud-based solution, AppSolid enables developers to complete diagnostics tests in minutes, without having to install any SDKs or APIs.

Protect Critical Android File Types

AppSolid delivers industry leading tools to protect all the critical file types of apps built for Android and Unity for Android, including native, DEX,.SO, .DLL files -- with no performance degradation. Developers simply upload the APK file to AppSolid to instantly give it binary level obfuscation and encryption, the best defenses against malicious hacking.

Lloyd's estimates damage from hacks cost businesses $400 billion a year, much of that stemming from smart device breaches. According to SEWORKS' own research, 85% of the top 200 apps on Google Play can be decompiled, making them extremely vulnerable to malicious hacking. However, most mobile developers lack the resources, time, and experience to deal with security flaws proactively, leaving mobile apps vulnerable to attacks from malicious hackers. AppSolid provides them with a powerful, cost-effective, easy to use solution which protects and tracks their apps, from development to publication and beyond. 

Availability
Get started with a free 6 week trial of AppSolid today by visiting AppSolid.co. Currently supporting Android, iOS coming soon.

Follow AppSolid on Twitter via @AppSolidSec.

About SEWORKS
Founded by five-time DEFCON finalists, SEWORKS develops advanced security solutions for the mobile era -- cloud-powered, easy-to-use, zero-integration services that protect developers and their customers through the entire lifecycle of their apps. Backed by Qualcomm and SoftBank Ventures Korea, SEWORKS is headquartered in San Francisco. Visit us online at seworks.co and follow us on Twitter @seworks_twt.

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