Arxan Gives Better Security To Your Android Apps

Written by  Ritu Saxena | 23 May 2012
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arxanArxan Technologies recently announced that its Mobile Application Protection Suite now  provides multi-layered, end-to-end security for Android apps (Java and Native), enabling protection of the code, Web apps, data and cryptographic keys resident within and leveraged as part of an Android application, and the Android operating system where algorithms and sensitive data is stored.

Deploying this solution you will be successful in

  • Preventing Reverse Engineering/De-compilation
  • Preventing spoofing of apps to access sensitive data (NFC)
  • Preventing malware insertion
  • Securing Keys against discovery
  • Preventing in-memory tampering or dynamic in-memory decryption/repair
  • Preventing vulnerability/sensitive data and application logic discovery

How Is It Done?

Arxan's software security solutions, provide automated defend, detect and react capabilities by deploying various security techniques (called Guards) such as obfuscation, checksum or anti-debug directly into the software code of each android app to protect binaries against discovery and compromise. This is all done within a "defense-in-depth" manner, where guards protect other guards. Automated passive hacking techniques like anti-decompile are leveraged as part of the arsenal of techniques used with the product suites.

The sum of Arxan's layered security technology provides end-to-end Android protection that prevents passive and active analysis and delivers resilient app integrity in a proven manner which does not impact source code, application functioning or the development process.

Other products that provide mobile security solutions are

ProGuard is a free tool that is capable of code obfuscation providing protection against reverse engineering attacks. With the clever and intelligent hackers such solutions would no longer be able to take care of upcoming security threats revolving in the mobile arena.

MetaFortress by Metaforic is an application level security solution that gives applications their own immune system enabling them to resist infection by malware, and minimise and repair damage caused by hackers.

Arxan’s solution, is a shade better as it is a multilayer security solution, spanning the Android OS and Applications providing a better and stronger security shield.


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Ritu Saxena

Ritu Saxena

Ritu is the technical brain behind the website and comes from a strong development background across Web and Mobile platforms. She is our senior editor primarily responsible for Product Reviews and in future will be leading Start-Ups, Mobile and Quality areas.

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