What is mobile payment security?

    Mobile payment application security is a critical part of protecting consumer transactions and ensuring that sensitive payment data does not end up in the hands of malicious actors via reverse-engineering or dynamic attacks.


    Learn how application hardening can help

    In 2020, more than 1 billion people worldwide used a mobile payment app to pay in-store at least every six months. 

    Ssecurity measures can ensure that financial services companies comply with PCI requirements, or the security standards set by the Payments Card Industry to protect consumers, merchants and financial services institutions.

    Application hardening with Guardsquare is one way to protect mobile payment apps, making them more difficult for attackers to penetrate.

    Mobile payment application hardening

    This is done by layering the following protections:


    Guardsquare for mobile payment PCI compliance

    Guardsquare’s DexGuard and iXGuard solutions help financial services companies achieve PCI compliance for their mobile payment applications. Here’s how.

    Guardsquare’s solutions fulfill specific PCI mobile app payment acceptance guidelines such as:

    • Obfuscation of critical code and resources used for unique identification, to prevent replication and misuse of that information.
    • Software and platform integrity testing to ensure a trusted/secure execution environment.
    • SSL pinning to protect communications on the backend from eavesdropping or interception.
    • And more.

    Mobile app payment security resources