mobile app protection

    What is mobile application protection?

    Mobile apps are increasingly becoming the main way users interact with businesses — yet mobile protection needs have been historically underserved.

    Why is mobile app protection important?

    Why is mobile application protection important?

    Mobile device usage has grown rapidly, with smartphone usage projected to exceed 7 billion phones worldwide in 2024. As mobile continues to become the primary platform consumers use in their everyday lives, mobile app developers will need to prioritize security throughout the development lifecycle.

    Often, organizations prioritize time-to-market over protection in their mobile app release cycles. However, once apps are downloaded, they escape the developer’s control. From there, malicious actors can disassemble or decompile apps using readily available tools, or they can focus on communications between the application and the organization’s server.

    REPORT: Mobile Apps Aren’t Secure Enough, Despite Dev Teams’ Priorities

    Common security threats to mobile apps

    Common security threats to mobile apps

    Unprotected mobile applications can be reverse-engineered and exploited in multiple ways. 

    Tampering and misuse could result in the following security threats; unauthorized access, malicious code injections, credential theft, app cloning, IP theft, broader system attacks, and more.

    The best approach to defending your applications is to layer both static and dynamic application protection. Combining code hardening techniques such as code obfuscation and encryption with runtime application self protection (RASP) can help you enhance mobile app protection and remain compliant with the latest regulations. 

    Multilayered protection

    Guardsquare’s mobile application protection solutions defend against the full spectrum of mobile application attacks.

    What makes Guardsquare different?

    Mobile application protection resources