Microsoft and PreEmptive Solutions to Provide Application Feature Monitoring, Usage Expiry and Tamper Defense in Visual Studio 2010

LOS ANGELES — Oct. 27, 2008 — Microsoft Corp. and PreEmptive Solutions announced today at Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference 2008 that an enhanced version of Dotfuscator Community Edition™ (CE) will be included in Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. Dotfuscator CE, which has been included with every version of Visual Studio starting with Visual Studio 2003, prevents the reverse engineering of .NET applications. The Visual Studio 2010 version, renamed Dotfuscator Software Services Community Edition™, has been extended with instrumentation capabilities including tamper detection and defense, feature level application monitoring and automatic time limits on .NET application use.

“Instrumentation is an important component of good software development practices as part of an overall application lifecycle management (ALM) approach. Microsoft knows that extending the ability to modify an application’s behavior to the time after compile is a valuable part of good ALM practices,” said Norman Guadagno, the director of product management for Visual Studio Team System at Microsoft Corp. “.NET developers can now protect, manage and increase the value of their application development investments easily and without having to write additional code.”

Development teams will be able to track feature usage to improve adoption and quality, ISVs will be able to integrate evaluation software usage into Microsoft Dynamics CRM to increase win rates, and enterprises will be able to integrate application runtime data into Microsoft Business Intelligence Solutions to improve business agility.

Dotfuscator Software Services CE also has enhanced capabilities to stream alerts and runtime data to one or more cloud-based services.

“Dotfuscator’s ability to integrate application behavior with one or more cloud services not only improves application quality and value, it actually creates new business opportunities for software service providers and developers alike,” said Gabriel Torok, president of PreEmptive Solutions.

Dotfuscator Software Services Community Edition is scheduled to ship with all versions of Visual Studio 2010 (other than Visual Studio Express) at no additional charge.

About PreEmptive Solutions

PreEmptive Solutions produces the Dotfuscator and DashO instrumentation and obfuscation product families and the Runtime Intelligence application analytics service. With more than 3,000 corporate clients, 40,000 registered installations in 100+ countries and inclusion with Microsoft’s 6,000,000+ Visual Studio seats, PreEmptive Solutions has become the clear choice for every organization that is serious about source code protection, application security and IT governance. To learn more, e-mail solutions@preemptive.com or call +1 216 732 5895.

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