From the Security Experts

July 07, 2009

Cloakware Launches Advanced Research Center

By SIP Trunking Report Contributor

Cloakware an Irdeto company, reportedly has launched the Cloakware Advanced Research Center, as it eyes a plan to bring together and motivate researchers to advance software security technology and innovation.

Part of the Naspers group, Cloakware provides software technology solutions that help customers protect business and digital assets in enterprise, consumer and government markets. The CARC is directly and wholly funded by the Irdeto Group and run by Cloakware.
According to Cloakware, CARC’s research program will be led by Cloakware’s Chief Architect and founder Yuan Xiang Gu, Chief Scientist and founder Harold Johnson, and System Architect and Team Lead Clifford Liem, as well as a team of experts from Cloakware and global universities will focus on developing advancements in software security and protection.
“The launch of the Cloakware Advanced Research Center further demonstrates Irdeto’s commitment to R&D, as well as the importance of continued innovation to protect software and content across a variety of devices – from PCs to set-top boxes, and from mobile phones to media players,” said Andrew Wajs, chief technology officer of Irdeto.
In addition to doing basic research about security technology the center will also encourage forums and workshops about new advancements in security technology and will also issue external technical publications. The center will also encourage industry leaders to cultivate new ideas about security advancements.
The center has also plans to partner with government agencies, universities and colleges to set up internship programs and provide an industry oriented research platform for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.
Cloakware claims that manufacturers of PCs, portable devices, mobile phones and set-top boxes have deployed the company’s self-defending security solutions on more than 500 million devices. The company says it has dedicated itself to be the catalyst for advancing security technology and in order to continue as a frontrunner in security solutions Cloakware had to broaden its internal research efforts by joining forces with leading academic institutions.
Said Rahmani Khezri, senior vice president of Cloakware, said that the CARC is the latest proof point of Cloakware’s continued commitment to providing the industry with innovative technology solutions for securing digital assets and content against attacks, while enabling the highest levels of interoperability and functionality for consumers.
Cloakware’s partners have admitted that Cloakware is setting a new standard for enhanced collaboration between corporations and academia and that an inflection point has been reached now in software security the timely creation of this research center is crucial in continuing to foster industry innovation.
Recently immixGroup partnered with Cloakware to provide government agencies with the critical IT security solutions and support and Cloakware had started offering its technology to cable operators and conditional access vendors in North America.

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Edited by Michael Dinan