Gizmox's Visual WebGui Remains Un-hackable
Gizmox announces that no one was able to successfully hack into the Visual WebGui platform during the security challenge sponsored by the company that offered a $10,000 prize to anyone who could break into the Visual WebGui framework. The contest, which ran from November 3, 2008 through January 31, 2009, required participants to provide a reproducible pathway into the Visual WebGui pipeline in order to claim the prize. Despite break-in attempts by more than 1,700 users, Visual WebGui was not hacked and the prize remains unclaimed.
According to leading IT analysts, web applications and in particular RIA technology based applications have become the most vulnerable elements of enterprise IT infrastructure. As an increasing number of organizations come to depend on rich Internet-based applications that leverage the power of AJAX, Silverlight, or Flash technologies, businesses must find ways to secure their web applications and protect sensitive data that can be exposed on the server through the use of these technologies.
The Visual WebGui "Empty Client" architecture is designed to simplify, enhance, and protect the deployment of complex, data centric, and ultra rich AJAX and Silverlight User Interface (UI) for the enterprise level. The Empty Client approach means the entire application flow, UI logic, and validations are developed and processed on the server and virtualized on the browser, while the web browser serves as a "display" for the output and a "receptor" for user input. With Visual WebGui's Empty Client architecture, only essential UI data is sent to the client, which includes no applicative or sensitive data, preventing the break in and theft of confidential information on the server. Through the Gizmox security challenge, Visual WebGui's "Empty Client" architecture has been proven to provide bullet-proof security to both AJAX and Silverlight applications deployed atop Visual WebGui.
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