|Dotfuscator > Understanding Obfuscation with Dotfuscator|
Dotfuscator provides a multi-part approach to application protection. Each of those parts provides an important piece of an overall protection strategy - if one part is compromised, the other parts continue to provide effective protection, making it harder and harder for an attacker to accomplish their goal. And not only are there multiple parts, but each part has advanced features that go beyond the simple techniques used by other obfuscation products.
The first part is Obfuscation, which sub-divides into:
The remaining parts strengthen overall application protection, beyond obfuscation:
Dotfuscator also provides features that help you build, deploy, and debug obfuscated assemblies. These include:
Finally, there are a number of additional concepts that apply to projects that use individual language features or target specific assemblies. You can read more about these under Advanced Topics.