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Irdeto Cloakware® Software Protection Wins Innovative Product of the Year at the 2019 Cyber Security Awards

Latest version of product recognized for innovation in enabling all elements of software protection for the connected world


Cyber Security Excellence Award logoAMSTERDAM – 15 July 2019 Irdeto has been awarded the Innovative Product of the Year award at the 2019 Cyber Security Awards for Irdeto Cloakware Software Protection. The Cyber Security Awards were established in 2014, to reward the best individuals, teams and companies within the cybersecurity industry. Excellence and innovation are core themes, throughout all categories. With independent, industry leading judges, companies are awarded solely on merit.

Cloakware Software Protection Version 8.0 was launched in August 2018 to enable any connected business to take advantage of and securely launch IoT-related services, devices, platforms, applications and more. It protects against pervasive threats to software security including reverse engineering, software tampering, copying / cloning, and automated attacks while safely encrypting and decrypting data and communications.

Cloakware’s unique approach to software protection covers all elements of software security for the connected world, from applications to gateways to endpoint devices, sensors and other elements of the IoT ecosystem. It also provides robust IP protection, an increasingly important requirement in today’s software-defined world.

Cyber Security Awards 2019 Judge, Karla Reffold said, “2019 was the best and most competitive year to date. All the categories had outstanding entries, representing the very best the industry has to offer. To win is a huge achievement as there are now so many accomplished people and organizations within cybersecurity.”

“Businesses today know that they need protection beyond just the application as software attacks and intellectual property theft continue to threaten a company’s bottom line,” said Jaco Du Plooy, Vice President of IoT Security, Irdeto. “Irdeto Cloakware Software Protection’s innovative approach shows real business benefit, securing a wide range of digital platforms and equipping any industry for the connected future. This fantastic recognition with the Innovative Product of the Year award is testament to the hard work and success of the Irdeto team.”

Cloakware technology allows you to protect the business advantage gained from investing in software development. It also allows you to deliver software upgrades without revealing to adversaries the faults in software that have been fixed, thereby protecting devises that have not yet been upgraded from exploitation.


About the Cyber Security Awards

The Cyber Security Awards are a recognised awards event for the cyber security industry. The event consisted of reception drinks, dinner and entertainment. The cyber security awards is the ideal event to gain recognition for your success within the cyber security industry. At the awards you can expect to network with leading industry professionals from consultancies, technology firms, defence businesses, FTSE 250 and public sector bodies.

About Irdeto

Irdeto is the world leader in digital platform cybersecurity, empowering businesses to innovate for a secure, connected future. Building on over 50 years of expertise in security, Irdeto’s services and solutions protect revenue, enable growth and fight cybercrime in video entertainmentvideo games, and connected industries including transporthealth and infrastructure. With teams around the world, Irdeto’s greatest asset is its people and diversity is celebrated through an inclusive workplace, where everyone has an equal opportunity to drive innovation and support Irdeto’s success. Irdeto is the preferred security partner to empower a secure world where people can connect with confidence.

About Irdeto Cloakware® Software protection

Cloakware Software Protection is a suite of advanced cybersecurity technologies, libraries and tools that enable the users to customize the protection of their critical digital assets such as keys, code and data. Cloakware’s security techniques provide application protection through sophisticated data, function and control flow transformations, anti-debug, whitebox cryptography, and active integrity verification. Cloakware Software Protection integrates these security technologies into the customer’s software build process directly, working at the source-level, with complementary, platform-specific, binary protections as well, to ensure the highest level of software protection is achieved with no compromise to ease of use and quick deployment. Further information is available at

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