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In-App Protection Crucial for High-Value Applications

In order to effectively protect applications against tampering, intrusion and malicious data exfiltration, Gartner recommends the use of comprehensive, in-app protection capabilities in its latest Market Guide for In-App Protection.

Formerly the Market Guide for Application Shielding, the report defines in-app protection as: “security solutions implemented within the application (instead of the network or the operating system, for example) to make the application more resistant to attacks.” The report has also been expanded to include a broader set of protection functionalities such as application hardening techniques and risk analysis.

According to the report: “Self-defending applications become crucial as modern architectures migrate software logic to the client side. Security and risk management leaders must take due care in protecting their application clients to avoid turning a promising software design trend into a security failure.”

A representative vendor in the report, Arxan’s comprehensive portfolio of protection, detection, remediation and analytics solutions enables organizations to protect mobile, web and hybrid apps in an evolving threat landscape. Arxan Application Protection defends against run-time attacks and reverse engineering, and encrypts and secures data and communication keys with White-Box Cryptography. Arxan threat analytics gives real-time visibility into app threat data that can be easily consumed and enhanced by WAF, SIEM, fraud detection and other security solutions.

Read the full report to learn more.

Gartner Inc. “Market Guide for In-App Protection” by Dionisio Zumerle and Manjunath Bhat, July 3, 2019

 

 

 

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