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Mobile App Security For eHealth And Medical Apps

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Application Shielding and RASP (Runtime Application Self-Protection) for Health and Medical Apps

Protect Your Mobile Health Apps And Sensitive Patient Data

Mobile healthcare apps are helping to improve the healthcare system by boosting efficiency and providing better patient care. Unfortunately, many of these apps have vulnerabilities, and attackers know how to exploit them. As a healthcare app provider, it is essential that you secure your app to protect patients’ data and protected health information (PHI) – to meet regulations and become compliant.

Healthcare records and personal information are being sold on the black market for as much as $1000 per record – this is an enormous motivation for hackers.

A study of a number of mobile health apps revealed that 100 percent of them were vulnerable to attacks that could give unauthorized access to patient records – including protected health information (PHI) and personally identifiable information (PII).

Protect Your Health App And Meet Regulatory Requirements

One of the main concerns for developers regarding compliant apps is protecting the data and PHI stored by the app from being accessed and viewed by unauthorized parties. For example, the HIPAA Security Rule specifies that you must guard against any threats to the integrity of such information and also secure PHI from data-stealing malware.

Promon SHIELD™ protects your Android and iOS apps from malware scenarios, attacks, and hackers. With our security software, you can quickly and easily protect your sensitive app data, patient PHI records, and doctor-patient communications to ensure compliance.

Safeguard Sensitive App Data And PHI

Healthcare apps must protect sensitive app data, such as user data, encryption keys or backend API keys. If sensitive data is extracted from your app, attackers can easily access PHI and other sensitive patient information. To ensure PHI data is kept safe, such data need to be secured at all times, even when in use. 

The App Asset Protection suite by Promon SHIELD™ lets you store sensitive app data in a secure and encrypted manner, both locally on the end-user device and in a published app. It fit scenarios where you need to: encrypt fixed data at rest during build-time of your app and encrypt dynamic data at the app’s runtime 

Prevent Reverse Engineering And App Tampering

Protecting your medical health apps against reverse engineering and tampering is vital for keeping patients’ data safe. By using reverse engineering techniques, attackers will be able to analyze your app, its code but also sensitive assets, to identify weaknesses, access the sensitive data, or tamper with and modify the app. 

Promon SHIELD™ will protect your app against attack vectors and tools, plus add multiple layers of security controls to make an attacker’s job much more time consuming and expensive.

Fight Malware, Protect Patient Data And Maintain Trust

Malware attacks are on the rise – also in medical health apps. By exploiting vulnerabilities and misusing the operating system features, malware can gain an advantage and steal patients’ personal data and credentials. 

Promon SHIELD™ offers the market’s most comprehensive control and protection of the app’s process in-depth. Promon SHIELD™  protects against malware running on the device trying to inject into your app, and blocks it from stealing sensitive user data  – for example, key-loggers, screen-reader and task-affinity malware, such as StrandHogg.

Why Healthcare App Publishers Choose Us

Our software is quick to deploy and allows organizations to release protected apps - without affecting the development timeline

Promon SHIELD™ protects your apps while maintaining an optimal user experience. You won’t even notice it’s there!

Since 2006, we have been pioneers in app security and delivered world-leading security software to many valuable brands around the globe.

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Comprehensive App Security For Health Apps


Impede attackers’ attempts to reverse-engineer and modify your app. Promon SHIELD™ makes it more difficult for attackers to spoof your app, tamper with its security controls or perform other nefarious activities.

App binding
Repackaging detection
Store data encrypted on end-users devices
Binding the data to be encrypted to the device
Whitebox backed encryption of data
Strong device binding / Fingerprinting
Automatic protection of your app assets
Suits a number of use cases where sensitive data must exist in the published app


Monitor your mobile app’s runtime behavior. Detect whether the app is executing in an insecure environment such as on a rooted (Android) or jailbroken (iOS) device. Mitigate the risks of overlay attacks, debuggers, emulators, and other means by which attackers examine, penetrate, and compromise a mobile app.

Ensure app is running in safe environment
Debugger detection
Jailbreak / Root detection
Emulator detection
Detect if apps from untrusted sources are installed on a device (Android only)
Ensure app is not altered or tampered with (e.g. by malware) at runtime
Detection & protection against StrandHogg exploits
Protection against Accessibility API abuse / UI Spoofing (overlay attacks/screen readers)
Resource verification
Hook detection


Upon detecting malicious activity, an app protected by Promon SHIELD™ will modify its behavior in real time to interrupt potential attacks. Response actions include blocking execution of injected code, notifying security administrators, and terminating the infected app to stop the execution of a compromised app.

Integrity checking
Custom reactions
Screenshot detection / blocking
Anti keylogging
Anti screenreading
Alert / reporting
Blocking external screens
Prevent brute force decryption of sensitive information
Easy Deployment!

You can easily turn your health app into a self-protecting app.

Your Android and iOS apps can be quickly uploaded and secured in minutes by using our integration tool, or an SDK that is easily integrated into the app.

Once secured, the app is immediately ready for distribution via public app stores.

Easy deployment for Health and Medical Apps
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