Your apps contain lots of intellectual property (IP) in the form of algorithms and source code. These are attractive targets for bad actors. They can steal this IP by pirating or cloning specific parts of your apps - or all of it. The process of them cloning your proprietary algorithms and data structures typically begins with them reverse engineering your app. And this in itself is only possible after running a static or dynamic analysis of your apps. In recent years we’ve seen incidents of creative data such as scripts and media content being cloned in this way.
IP theft is a risk for businesses across industries. But it’s particularly damaging for tech and R&D companies that are focused on innovation and creativity. The loss of their critical ideas and plans can hit them hard. And IP theft can also lead to loss of trust. Imagine you’re the customer of a mobile bank, and you hear that the bank’s vital source code has been stolen. You’d be forgiven for wondering about the safety of your own account information, too.
Our products come with hardening capabilities that protect your code and your content. They shield the key logic inside your apps and prevent hackers from tampering with it. By encrypting and hiding this logic, they make sure that bad actors aren’t able to make sense of your source code. This stops them carrying out a static analysis. And that means they’re not able to understand how your apps are put together, so they can’t decompile them.
We also use runtime application self protection to monitor behaviours, control your apps’ execution, and prevent real-time attacks. So, hackers can’t run a dynamic analysis, and your apps’ integrity is secured. Finally, our risk analysis system, A.L.I.C.E, helps you to understand the threats to your IP. Its insights give you a better idea of how to defend against them.