Founded in 2005, privately held, Belgium based, Hex-Rays SA focuses on the development of robust binary analysis tools for the IT security market. Its first public product, the Hex-Rays Decompiler plugin for IDA, dramatically increases the productivity of IT security researchers involved in the analysis of real world C/C++ binaries.
The unique Hex-Rays Decompiler, which has been developed in response to the need of hundreds of IDA users, is the fruit of more than ten years of proprietary research. Thanks to the speed and scalability of its core algorithms, Hex-Rays does not merely break new ground in the well known C/C++ decompilation problem: it lays foundations for future developments in the field of binary analysis. In the near future Hex-Rays SA expects to extend the role of its decompiler through the addition of several new algorithms and by offering a programmer SDK to its corporate customers.
Mr. Guilfanov, the founder and CEO of Hex-Rays SA, holds BSc in Mathematics from Moscow State University. He is the senior architect of several highly regarded software packages including the widely used IDA, a multi-platform, multi-processor, disassembler and debugger. Mr. Guilfanov is also known for having released, on 31 Dec 2005, a highly publicized unofficial fix for the Windows Metafile (WMF) vulnerability in Microsoft Windows operating system. He currently lives in Belgium with his wife and his three boys.