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Enterprise Application Security

Protect Your Enterprise with Mobile App Protection


The Threatscape
Software applications are ubiquitous and deployed in multiple nodes in virtually borderless environments that are unprotected and untrusted.  Many security teams have deployed software development lifecycles to stymie technical application attacks such as SQL injections. 

While important, even flawless code is fully exposed to a range of binary-level tampering or reverse-engineering based attacks that compromise application integrity.  For example, hackers can tamper with application functionality, circumvent security, gain unauthorized access, insert malware, repackage applications, steal IP or pirate software—regardless of platform. The impact? Lost revenue.  With full source code access, competitors hurt your competitive advantage by copying critical functionality.  In nations where IP is not respected, counterfeit software can rapidly cannibalize legitimate market share.  Additionally, with reverse-engineered code, hackers can identify vulnerabilities that will quickly damage brand equity if a breach occurs.  Today’s most vulnerable application code includes:

  • Business to Consumer (B2C) Cross-platform mobile applications
    As Enterprises leverage mobility to provide customers rich and effective user experiences, they are creating different app architectures  that produce, hybrid-web, hybrid -mixed or native apps for a wide variety of mobile platforms. As enterprises deploy onto millions of devices, the application attack surface becomes vast.  
  • Business to Enterprise (B2E) Cross-platform mobile applications
    When it comes to employees, enterprises struggle with how to embrace the rising BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), requiring new management, control and security mechanisms.  Today’s enterprise security needs to build in the ability to stop memory tampering, reverse engineering, decompilation, mobile malware insertion, key discovery and more.
  • Distributed Java, .NET or native desktoapplications
    Enterprise applications today are largely written in managed languages such as .NET and Java, which are easy to disassemble, decompile and reverse engineer. Added factors such as rich internet application (RIA) development and Web 2.0, plus the constant threat of insider attacks, make safeguarding applications critical.

Deploying Application Integrity Protection (AIP)
To combat enterprise software threats, AIP strives to secure enterprises in the application economy against next generation application threats where competitors, counterfeiters, or private hackers compromise an application's business purpose by tampering with deployed software to conduct mobile fraud, distribute malware, steal IP, corrupt devices or violate software licenses.  With AIP, enterprises can innovate enterprise applications with confidence without compromising security or revenue models when deploying in untrusted and unknown environments. 

Arxan provides AIP solutions that protect applications from attack in distributed or untrusted environments. Arxan’s technology protects enterprises services software against attack with anti-tamper and anti-reverse engineering technology that deploys quickly with little overhead.   How does it work for enterprises? 

  • Giving shipped software "guards", making it tamper resistance and self-defending.  Arxan’s technology secures applications by hardening applications to attack at the most elemental level, the binaries themselves. We protect and track the program executable wherever it goes, independent of server, virtual machine or mobile computing node location, because security is embedded into the code.  Even perfect code can be subject to binary attack. To stop such attacks, Arxan’s technology works directly on compiled binaries, with no dependence on source, to reliably harden all software against damaging malware and worrisome zero-day exploits.
     
  • Shielding applications with the widest variety of protection techniques for passive and active attacks.  For example, Arxan provides an in-depth defense for keys to secure the cryptography layer, thereby providing a robust and reliable defense for data and corporate intellectual property.  In addition, Arxan hardens applications against malware insertion into binaries.
     
  • Gathering and reacting to intelligence on how attackers try to crack licenses, disable authentication, steal content, inject code or take IP. 

 

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