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Mykonos Unveils First Framework for Developing Secure AJAX Applications for the Enterprise

New Company Delivers a Continuous Stream of Security Updates to Keep Web Applications Secure (April 21, 2009)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/21/09 -- RSA Conference -- Today Mykonos, a new company, launched Mykonos 1.0, an enterprise development framework and security service for building secure and scalable Web applications. Mykonos provides a Visual Builder for the rapid creation of enterprise-class applications that have security, scalability, multi-lingual support, and white-labeling built in, combined with a security service that delivers ongoing updates to keep applications protected.

Mykonos lets enterprise IT developers build rich AJAX applications quickly without deep JavaScript knowledge and ensures that their applications are hardened against AJAX vulnerabilities throughout deployment. The new product integrates easily with existing enterprise authentication, policy management, and logging systems. With this announcement, Mykonos is delivering a completely new class of security for web applications.

Mykonos provides fine-grained security on the server, the transport layer, and on the client for every single application built, without any additional burden on the end user. The product goes beyond point-in-time solutions by delivering continuous security updates that keep the production environment protected. By approaching AJAX security in a structured and organized way, Mykonos makes code analysis easier and hardens code against penetration tests, helping customers reduce development time, reduce time-to-compliance, and achieve a fast return on their investment.

"BlueTie's 10 years of building SaaS-based applications used by millions of people taught us how to build, scale, and secure massively multi-tenant AJAX applications," says David Koretz, President. "With Mykonos we've captured that expertise in a framework for enterprise application developers."

Mykonos lets developers focus on creating application features without having to worry about security, scalability, and compliance issues. Additionally, Mykonos provides a code development framework designed specifically for traditional IT application developers and includes everything needed to develop advanced AJAX applications -- a Visual Builder to quickly create screens and workflows, support for drag and drop, a large library of secure and scalable components, cross-browser compatibility, an automated build-and-deploy process, and multi-lingual support.

In addition, Mykonos provides the following enterprise-class capabilities to customers:

-- Components that filter user data before rendering to screen, making applications immune to cross-site scripting attacks

-- Secure session management using a three-token infrastructure that prevents cross-site request forgeries and various 'Man-In-The-Middle' attacks

-- SSL and AES encryption to prevent interception of critical data

-- GUI controls designed to scale with enterprise data volumes

-- Single-click deployment of multiple, individually configurable application instances

"Paychex became a customer because Mykonos delivers AJAX-based web applications to multiple environments using a compelling security framework," says Cory Janick, Director Technology Planning and Research for Paychex Inc., a payroll and human resource service company that serves approximately 572,000 businesses nationwide.

Mykonos launches with a program for Value-Added Resellers that are focused on delivering security to the enterprise. The program offers recurring revenue to VAR Partners, and helps them offer comprehensive security solutions all the way from the network layer to the code.

"I'm excited about presenting Mykonos to our clients," says Jeffrey C. Rice, CEO of directThought, a Service Partner that consults for large enterprises such as Bank of America, Xerox, Freddie Mac, Pfizer, and Kodak. "The cross-browser compatibility that it provides for developing Web 2.0 applications is really exciting. Plus, for our customers in the finance industry, the data security layer gives us a leg up on competition that may be using one of the open source AJAX frameworks."

Mykonos will demonstrate its new technology in RSA booth # 2639. A demo is also available on the web at:

Pricing and Availability:

Mykonos launches April 21 at the RSA 2009 conference and will offered as a service on a per developer, per year basis.

About Mykonos

Mykonos is an enterprise development framework and security service for building secure and scalable Web applications. Mykonos complements coarse-grained security measures like Web application firewalls by adding fine-grained security that protects the client-side code and data and secures the transport layer. Mykonos integrates with existing authentication, policy management, and logging systems to enable developers to focus on building features, not compliance. Mykonos is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BlueTie, a leading developer of Web-based applications. More information is available at

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