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In-App Protection and Security for Gaming Apps

Mobile Gaming Apps Security

Gaming: The next big target of cybercrime

The gaming industry is a growing threat vector for security breaches. Most gaming companies tend to be worried about authentication friction, and are under pressure to deliver games at faster pace to maintain their market share in an increasingly competitive business environment. This can lead to a wide range of vulnerabilities and security issues, perhaps more so than in other industries, for attackers to exploit.

As mobile gaming is becoming increasingly connected, sophisticated attacks are rising at an alarming rate and show no signs of stopping.

Cheating and tampering is becoming a big problem

By employing the same reverse engineering techniques that are compromising banking and finance apps, attackers can take over accounts, steal personal credentials, and/or get unwanted access to related payment accounts or winnings. These are similar cyber threats to those the financial industry is facing.

Cheaters are willing to pay a massive amount of money for hacks that allow a player to rack up major win statistics, steal in-game virtual winnings and being the champion in gaming communities. A hacker’s success can sink the chances of a game publisher striking a mega-hit, or even force a gaming company to write off a total product failure. Either of those scenarios mean financial disaster.

  • "76% thinks it's important that games are secured against players with unfair advantages." - Forbes

Turn your gaming apps into self-protecting apps

Promon’s comprehensive in-app protection can protect your apps against attackers trying to control your gaming app, for example by cheating the studio or taking unfair advantage in multiplayer games. 

Controlling the growing risk from hackers and cheaters is required to fully protect a gaming company’s business model. Our multi-layered security solution goes beyond passive approaches, by diversifying the remediation strategies and adding runtime protection capacity. Promon’s technology helps you protect your game, and react in real-time to threats.

Comprehensive In-App Protection


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
Secure Local Storage (On device)
Store data encrypted inside the app
Binding the data to be encrypted to the device
Whitebox backed encryption of data
Strong device binding / Fingerprinting


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 apps into a self-protecting app. Your Android or 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.

Gaming app security config
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