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Gizmox's Visual WebGui Platform Un-Hackable After 3-Month Security Challenge

More than 1,700 users unsuccessfully attempted to break into the Visual WebGui pipeline

Gizmox announced 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 proven to provide bullet-proof security to both AJAX and Silverlight applications deployed atop Visual WebGui.

Visual WebGui is an open source RIA development & deployment platform atop standard .NET. Visual WebGui enables software developers to create and deploy rich enterprise level applications with "bullet proof" military grade security and desktop responsiveness which is virtualized on a standard browser with no specific installation. The on-server architecture allows users to develop rich web applications with WinForms methodologies and deploy to the web as AJAX or Silverlight applications, cutting development time up to a proven 90%.

Visual WebGui allows users to port existing desktop applications to the web. The Visual WebGui Empty Client employs JavaScript, XSL and CSS to deliver UI's that look, feel, and behave like their desktop counterparts, allowing for the creation a of a true desktop experience on the web. RIA development and deployment with Visual WebGui provides a flat learning curve for Windows developers who feel more at home programming in Visual Basic, C#, and other desktop native programs, allowing enterprises to leverage existing staff, skills, software assets, and infrastructure to provide an overall faster time to market and reduced development costs in time and labor.

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