SAN DIEGO, CATALYST CONFERENCEAUGUST 10, 2015—whiteCryption®, leading provider of mobile security software code and data protection, is honored to announce recognition as a sample vendor in the Mobile Application Hardening, Application Shielding and Application Obfuscation sections of the recently published Gartner report “Hype Cycle for Application Security, 2015.” 

“whiteCryption has been setting the bar high in the mobile space for protecting software applications against reverse engineering and tampering since 2009,” said Thorsten Held, managing director of whiteCryption. “Our clients jumped on this emerging technology as early adopters because they understood the growing threat and the value of self-protecting applications.”

Analyst Joseph Feiman stated, “Applications and data, not the infrastructure, continue to be the focus of modern cyberattacks. The attack surface has expanded from Web applications to mobile applications. More than ever, enterprises are vulnerable to security breaches unless they adopt methods and technologies for mobile application security testing, risk assurance and protection.”

Mobile application hardening methods obfuscate application code. Obfuscation makes it much more difficult for attackers to review the code and analyze the application.  Application shielding provides protection for an organization's software-based assets from tampering, reverse engineering, and attacks on the application in untrusted environments.

Examples of code obfuscation:

  • Renaming symbol key components of the code 
  • Putting blocks of code in an irrational sequence
  • Encrypting strings and removing unused symbols from binaries (binary code, as opposed to interpreted code, is obfuscated more effectively). 
  • Anti-debug capabilities can be inserted to identify the presence of a debugger, which is one of the tools hackers use when conducting reverse engineering. 

“Implementation of mobile application hardening technologies can have a direct monetary impact, as they not only enable the prevention of fraudulent use of critical applications (such as banking apps), but also protect corporate branding and image,” said Feiman.

Please join whiteCryption for the Catalyst Conference August 10-13, 2015 in booth 106 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego.

The entire Hype Cycle for Application Security, 2015 report can be downloaded by subscribers from the Gartner website here.

About whiteCryption
whiteCryption Corporation is a leading provider of software code protection and white-box cryptography products. whiteCryption, an Intertrust company, supplies its patented technologies to the world's leading software, hardware, and content companies in the Entertainment, Automotive, IoT and Finance Industry. whiteCryption’s Cryptanium™ security solutions protect mobile apps, desktop applications, firmware and embedded applications and are available for all popular platforms such as Android, iOS, Windows, OSX and Linux, plus embedded systems. For further information please visit and follow us on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.

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Jimmé Peters
PR Counsel for whiteCryption