Buying Guide

Do you or your company provide application(s) that run in an untrusted environment?
Does it contain intellectual property, give access to sensitive information, or gated functionality.

If the answer to these questions is yes, then read on…

Because data is created, accessed, and changed through applications, hardening and shielding your applications is a key component to protecting your data. Adding application protection to your secure software development lifecycle will make it more difficult for people and machines to exploit them. Also, on some platforms (such as Java, Android, iOS and .NET) free decompilers can easily reverse-engineer source code from an executable or library in virtually no time and with no effort exposing all your intellectual property and potential security vulnerabilities.

The initial steps below offer a roadmap to selecting and implementing application hardening and shielding as a part of a broader application risk management program.

Does app have intellectual property?

Does app gate access to value?

Does app access private information?

Is the app subject to regulation?

Does app run in an untrusted environment?


Protect against IP theft

Mask vulnerabilities

Protect against data theft

Hinder tampering and fraud

Reduce piracy







Longevity and viability of company

Support offered


Internal references

External references



Support services

Ease of integration

Internal references

Validation against requirements

For additional steps, download the full Development Buyers’s Journey for Application Protection PDF.

Today, application hardening and layered security measures are recognized as a critical feature of overall IT compliance.
Make sure you understand the threats and get familiar with applicable standards and regulations; and implement app development best practices to boost basic security for all your apps worth protecting.

The step above are designed to help you think of all the criteria required to find the solution that best fits your needs. If you’d like to learn more about our products, see below:

If you have any questions, please contact us!