Guardsquare Launches Mobile Application Security Testing Tool Specially Designed for Developers


LEUVEN, Belgium – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Guardsquare, the mobile application security platform, today launched its mobile application security testing tool, AppSweep. The company’s new Android app security testing tool is designed for mobile, designed for developers, and enables developers to quickly manage risks in their source code and dependencies.

Intuitive to use, AppSweep integrates seamlessly into a DevOps workflow and strengthens the security of published applications by helping developers find and resolve security issues early in the software development lifecycle. The existing application security testing tools used by developers today are slow, expensive, and not specifically designed for mobile. AppSweep quickly identifies relevant and actionable security issues that are specific to priority mobile threats.

The mobile threat landscape is constantly evolving as sophisticated threat actors continually find new attack vectors and new ways to exploit application vulnerabilities. Mobile apps are a prime target for attackers who are inherently manipulative and maliciously exploit unprotected apps after they are released. Once deployed, applications escape the developer’s control which, in conjunction with the rapidly changing threat landscape, becomes an increasing challenge for developers to ensure the security of mobile applications.

“Mobile apps are an integral part of an organization’s digital strategy and a major source of revenue, but unsecured mobile apps expose organizations to all kinds of risk. Today’s mobile application security climate is constantly changing, requiring a fast and reliable mobile application security testing solution, ”said Ryan Lloyd, Product Manager at Guardsquare. “AppSweep empowers developers to put mobile security at the forefront of application development by providing relevant analysis and testing of their mobile applications, along with clear and actionable recommendations on how to fix them. ”

To address these challenges, AppSweep provides fast and accurate mobile application security testing to help developers quickly identify and remediate mobile application risks. The tool provides developers with rapid identification and recommendations of security issues, easy integration into the DevOps toolchain, and ease of use with a familiar interface.

Using the right scan tool can greatly improve the security of mobile applications. Designed and supported by the creators of ProGuard, the first open source application optimizer, AppSweep extends Guardsquare’s experience as a well-known Android reader delivering actionable insights for more secure and compliant mobile applications.

AppSweep is free, making mobile application security accessible to all organizations. To find and fix security issues in your Android app code and to analyze your app using AppSweep, please visit Mobile App Security Testing | AppSweep. To find out more, read our blog.

About Guardsquare

Guardsquare offers the industry’s most comprehensive approach to mobile application security. Built on open source ProGuard technology, Guardsquare’s software integrates seamlessly throughout the development cycle. From application security testing to code hardening to real-time visibility into the threat landscape, Guardsquare solutions deliver enhanced mobile application security from the start of the development process through release. More than 700 customers worldwide, in all major industries, trust Guardsquare to help them identify security risks and protect their mobile applications from reverse engineering and tampering.

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