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Delphi XE4 Enables Spikes to Deliver a Unified Native User Experience Across Multiple Devices and Platforms from a Single Codebase

SAN FRANCISCO — April 30, 2013 — Embarcadero Technologies, a leading provider of software solutions for application and database development, today announced that web security provider Spikes, has selected its technology for developing the world's only secure browser. Using Embarcadero Delphi® XE4, Spikes is building a virtual browser that can be run on any device, all from a single source codebase.

Browser exploits are the number one cause of malware infections and to combat this problem, Spikes has built an alternative that runs on remote systems, so that when malware strikes, the endpoint remains untouched. The Spikes Browser™ can operate on any computer or mobile device, protecting against threats – even the unknown and undetected.

"Our customers are inherently going to be running in multi-device environments, which means that our browser needs to operate seamlessly on iOS, Windows and Mac," said Branden Spikes, founder, chief executive officer and chief technology officer of Spikes. "While we could have used a Java tool, it would have created a complex updating process and hindered the end user experience, not to mention the fact that Java itself is insecure. We selected Embarcadero's Delphi XE4 because it delivers the performance of a native solution all from one codebase."

Included in RAD Studio XE4, Embarcadero Delphi XE4 offers a way to build native apps for PCs, tablets, and smartphones, all with one codebase.

"Until now, developing apps for PCs, tablets, and smartphones has meant choosing between native apps with multiple vendor tools and codebases or compromising performance, security, and user experience with tools based on Web technologies like JavaScript and HTML5," said Michael Swindell senior vice-president of Products for Embarcadero Technologies. "Delphi XE4 helps developers rapidly deliver device native apps across platforms and form factors with a single codebase."

To download a free trial of Embarcadero RAD Studio XE4, visit

About Spikes
Spikes, Inc. is developing software for large corporations to address the biggest threat they face today, the browser. The browser is the first challenge the team at Spikes is taking on, as it represents the biggest threat facing corporate security today. Spikes, likewise, envisions addressing future security challenges with the same innovative approach, breaking through limitations to offer total immunity from malware through true hardware separation.

About Embarcadero Technologies
Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of award-winning tools for application developers and database professionals so they can design systems right, build them faster and run them better, regardless of their platform or programming language. Ninety of the Fortune 100 and an active community of more than three million users worldwide rely on Embarcadero products to increase productivity, reduce costs, simplify change management and compliance, and accelerate innovation. Founded in 1993, Embarcadero is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices located around the world. For more information please visit

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