March 3, 2011

Reverse Engineering company Zynamics acquired by Google

Zynamics, a small German software company,which was founded in 2004 has been acquired by Google.

  • The company focuses on reverse engineering — that is, analyzing software (malware in particular) for which no source code is available.
  • It’s an incredibly interesting and complicated problem to try to solve, which makes the Zynamics team and product a perfect fit for Google
  • Google hopes their tools and skills in fighting malware will help us better protect Google’s users
  • Currently, Zynamics’s offerings focus on the needs of information security specialists and malware analysts.
  • Its products are allegedly both innovative and time-saving.
  • The company’s products include BinDiff, for analyzing executables; BinNavi, for analyzing binary code; PDF Dissector, for analyzing PDF malware; VxClass, for sorting malware into families; and BinCrowd, which is a central database for sharing reverse-engineered information.

 

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