Microsoft to bundle obfuscation tool with Orcas

Powered by SC Magazine
 

Software giant adds improved version of PreEmptive's Dotfuscator.

Microsoft has promised that an enhanced version of PreEmptive Solutions' Dotfuscator Community Edition application security toolkit will be included in the next major release of Microsoft Visual Studio, codenamed Orcas.

Integration of Dotfuscator Community Edition with Visual Studio will enable developers to automatically resolve build dependencies, integrate with other post-build processes such as installation script generation, and manage obfuscation artefacts.

Such technology is needed to prevent reverse engineering of code by malicious hackers, according to Gartner.

"The use of interpreted languages, such as Java and managed .Net code, makes reverse compilation a relatively simple task, providing hackers with the ability to steal intellectual property or look for security vulnerabilities," the analyst firm reported.

"If you have intellectual property embedded in software applications which are distributed externally to your enterprise, you should use code obfuscation, encryption and randomisation products to protect deployed applications from reverse-engineering."

Prashant Sridharan, group product manager in the Developer Division at Microsoft, added: "Protecting intellectual property and preventing application vulnerability probing are two important issues for software developers today.

"Obfuscation is an important component of Microsoft's comprehensive application life-cycle management solution, and PreEmptive Solutions' latest version of Dotfuscator CE represents a significant enhancement to the Visual Studio platform."

Copyright ©v3.co.uk


Microsoft to bundle obfuscation tool with Orcas
 
 
 
Top Stories
ATO releases long-awaited Bitcoin guidance
Everyday investors escape the tax man.
 
Why the Weather Bureau’s new supercomputer is a 'gamechanger'
IT transformation starts to reap results.
 
Sydney Trains chief thinks beyond Opal
Plots app to help you find a seat on the train.
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest articles on BIT Latest Articles from BIT
Run a small business in western Sydney?
Aug 15, 2014
This event might be of interest if you're looking to meet other people with a similar interest ...
Buying a tablet? Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 goes on sale this month
Aug 8, 2014
Microsoft has announced its Surface Pro 3 will go on sale in Australia on 28 August from ...
Apple's top MacBook Pro with Retina is now cheaper
Aug 1, 2014
Apple has updated its MacBook Pro range with faster processors and new pricing, including ...
Pass on carbon tax savings, warns ACCC
Jul 24, 2014
The ACCC is warning businesses that supply "regulated goods" to pass on any cost savings ...
Have customers that won't pay debts?
Jul 10, 2014
The ACCC and ASIC have updated their advice when it comes to collecting debts.
Latest Comments
Polls
Which is the most prevalent cyber attack method your organisation faces?




   |   View results
Phishing and social engineering
  67%
 
Advanced persistent threats
  3%
 
Unpatched or unsupported software vulnerabilities
  12%
 
Denial of service attacks
  7%
 
Insider threats
  11%
TOTAL VOTES: 437

Vote