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Automotive and Connected Car Cybersecurity

Protecting Automotive Apps from the Inside Out

The Race Is On

Today’s connected car is all about adding convenience by making cars an extension of their owner's smart device. The race is on for automakers and third-party companies to add remote control capabilities to smartphones allowing users to locate, manage navigation, lock/unlock, activate climate controls and even start their cars.

The other race is being run by bad actors who have successfully exploited weakness in mobile devices and apps. It’s easy to foresee how bad actors could use compromised apps to locate a targeted car, gain access to steal the contents, steal the car itself, or even direct a driver to an unintended location.

Protect Against App Hacking & Reverse Engineering

  • Binary level code obfuscation to secure code functionality
  • Data and key obfuscation and encryption to protect critical data and keys
  • App integrity checks to verify code status
  • Notifications to alert business of real-time app attacks
  • Detection of rooted or jailbroken devices to alert on OS level threat

Arxan protects apps for three of the top five automotive manufacturers.


Secure App Distribution

for Dealer Networks
  • Device enrollment not required
  • Works alongside existing EMM and MDM solutions — no need to rip & replace
  • App security and governance that governments trust
  • Easily manage and update any app
  • Branded, private enterprise app store

Additional Resources

Automotive and Connected Car Cybersecurity

The Definitive Guide to Mobile Application Management for Dealer Networks

Enabling your dealers with mobile apps and access to content can deliver enormous business benefits ranging from improving end-customers’ experienc

Securing Connected Vehicle Applications

As connected cars become mainstream, the mobile applications that interact with them continue to evolve and add sophisticated functionality.

A Layered Approach to Connected Car App Security

Mobile applications used for connected cars are just as vulnerable to attacks as any other app downloaded from a public app store.

Arxan Application Protection for Connected Vehicles

Protecting a Moving Target

As connected cars become even more commonplace, the applications that connect to and manage them create a grow

Arxan-protected apps have been securely deployed 5+ billion times

The Arxan Enterprise Solution

Comprehensive and designed to deliver real, sustained value

Multi-Layered Application Protection

Adaptive app and data protection prevents tampering, IP theft and reverse engineering — Learn More

Visibility & Intelligence

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Advanced Threat Team

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Enterprise Customer Success

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