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Arxan Acquires Apperian

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Application security company Arxan announced this week it has acquired Apperian. The mobile application management company will operate as a subsidiary of Arxan. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Apperian was founded in 2009 and has enabled 2.5 million enterprise app installations. In the past two years, the company has seen its user base grow 180%. Apperian executive Mark Lorion will become president and general manager of the new subsidiary. Lorion stated he is excited about the transition, since the companies share an “app-centric philosophy.”

In a press release Arxan CEO Joe Sander describes Apperian’s security capabilities as “pivotal for organizations to securely deploy and manage their apps.” Arxan launched in 2001 to prevent attacks and protect products for mobile, desktop, server and IoT.

Arxan is an alum of both Finovate and FinDEVr, having demoed at FinovateEurope 2014 where it debuted mobile application hardening technology that uses object code to lock down applications. The company also presented at FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2015 where CTO Sam Rehman presented on protecting apps and data from emerging risks. Arxan currently protects applications running on more than 500 million devices. Last month, the company closed out the year by winning a total of six IoT security awards.