This case study shows how Avisod LLC uses Excelsior JET to protect their Tomcat Web applications from potential security risks of reverse engineering.
Excelsior JET for Apache Tomcat case study
By: Karl Self, CIO
Avisod LLC, a software company that creates a private communications channel for its customers, has a geographically diverse sales force constantly on the move.
In our Quick Serve Restaurant (QSR) vertical, the sales force needed to demonstrate the power of their unique hardware and software solution that included a Java Web application running on Apache Tomcat.
The advancements of decompilers, the increasing reliance on external configuration within Java Web applications, and the increasing cost and complexity of obfuscator software can make for sleepless nights on product teams. Excelsior JET eliminates those concerns through an easy to use interface capable of providing protection for Java Web applications running on Tomcat 5 and above.
Using Excelsior JET 7.2, we were able to secure our Java Web application running on Apache Tomcat 5.5 in less than hour.
With JET’s AOT feature, the web container, application code, and JRE were compiled into native binary code. Now our sales force can move freely through airports, train station, hotels, and customer sites knowing Avisod’s intellectual property is safe from potential security risks of traditional decompilers.
Given the alternative’s cost, both in product cost and training, Excelsior JET was an easy choice. Beyond securing Avisod’s intellectual property, Excelsior’s JET 7.2 Enterprise Edition also provides the additional benefits of improved performance and reduced cold startup time. Salesmen typically have only a few minutes of face to face time with potential customers. Every second counts and the Excelsior’s solution helped Avisod’s sales force to make the most of every second.
Excelsior JET provided us with best in class security for our Java Web application giving us more time to focus on our clients and improving our product line.