For the third year in a row, Microsoft’s Build conference set up shop in the Washington State Convention Center, giving technology professionals a glimpse into what lies ahead for the Redmond giant.
Previous years highlighted key advancements such as Microsoft 365, the Azure Cosmos DB and Xamarin — in 2019, the company went all-in with announcements for a new Visual Studio, .NET evolution and the emergence of true Linux on Windows OS.
Here’s a look at the best of Build 2019.
Developers cite compliance cost, complexity, and confusion as slowing innovation and impeding competitive goals. With the latest Dotfuscator and DashO releases, PreEmptive Protection dramatically improves developer productivity, automation, and scalability.
Seattle, WA. Microsoft Build Conference, May 7, 2019 - PreEmptive announced today the immediate availability of Dotfuscator Professional 4.41 and DashO 10.0 Beta. These updates to the PreEmptive Protection suite reduce initial protection configuration effort by 90% and offer complete automation of many of the most sophisticated runtime controls entirely. In a just-completed developer survey incorporating responses from over 315 organizations, 77% reported that “confusion around regulatory requirements slows innovation” while 71% stated that “the cost and complexity of compliance” is making it harder to compete.
Last month we blogged about R8 and Google's build architecture changes and hinted at things to come in PreEmptive Protection - DashO, our powerful Java obfuscation and application protection tool that integrates tightly with Android. Today, we're excited to announce a public beta of our next major release: DashO 10 (Beta 2).
This new version of DashO works together with R8 to protect Android apps and libraries.
Whether you're using Azure Pipelines, TeamCity, Jenkins, or your local dev machine, Dotfuscator Professional is easier to integrate than ever before.
Last August, we released an easier, better way to integrate Dotfuscator into your build process. We quickly followed that with new instructions for Xamarin integration - making Dotfuscator the easiest-to-integrate (and still most-effective!) Xamarin protection product, by far.
Today, we're releasing a suite of features and components that make it much easier to provision Dotfuscator into your continuous integration environment, making it easy to use in your automated build, too.
Google recently introduced R8, a new tool designed to replace ProGuard as the default shrinker in the Android build process. R8 is meant to produce as-good-or-better outputs than ProGuard, and to do so faster than ProGuard does, thereby reducing overall build times. It will be enabled by default in the next release of Android Gradle Plugin (v3.4).
This change removes a long-standing component (ProGuard) and replaces it with entirely-new code that does essentially the same thing. Why would Google do such an expensive, risky thing?
The booths are gone, the lights are off and the conference halls are empty. It’s a wrap for RSAC 2019, but IT pros aren’t going home empty-handed: Here’s a roundup of this year’s key topics, critical outcomes and biggest surprises.
No “I” in Team
This year’s RSA Conference opted for a simple, one-word theme: Better.
While it’s certainly aspirational, what does it mean in practice? For RSA, it’s a recognition that security doesn’t happen in a vacuum, that infosec pros must work together to find better solutions, make better connections and make the world a better place. Given the often-fragmented nature of corporate IT security — RSA’s focus on empowering the “collective we” in cybersecurity makes sense: Evolving, adaptable threats won’t be defeated by companies operating in isolation.
30 Entrepreneurial technology companies demonstrate growing adoption of Application Shielding controls to meet client Regulatory and Compliance obligations.
San Francisco, CA. RSA Conference, March 5, 2019: PreEmptive Solutions announced today significant expansion and innovation in the adoption and implementation of Application Shielding controls among its entrepreneurial technology clients – especially those targeting highly regulated markets.
Application Shielding is evolving from an enterprise-class security control to a salable app feature
Application Shielding, a form of application security, encompasses anti-tampering and hardening capabilities such as anti-debugging, anti-emulation and obfuscation. Already recognized as an enterprise application control, smaller application vendors are embracing these controls, not to secure their own interests, but to meet regulatory and compliance obligations of their target markets, e.g. financial service, healthcare, etc. As Application Shielding becomes more mainstream within enterprises, it is also emerging as a product feature used to differentiate supplier application offerings.
There’s an app for that.
Apple’s (now trademarked) slogan is perhaps more telling than the company intended: Organizations rise and fall on the strength of applications — well-integrated, full-featured apps can help drive market success, while offerings more limited in scope and functionality may prove disastrous.
The sheer volume of both external and internal applications has also created a new challenge for companies: Risk management. Cybercriminals are both creating custom code and leveraging tools available on the Dark Web to compromise applications, steal corporate data and wreak network havoc.