E-commerce Application Security

Protect mobile e-commerce revenue & safeguard customer data by layering mobile app security

m-commerce application security

The Problem

E-commerce mobile applications have become increasingly common, and growth has accelerated during 2020’s stay-at-home orders. Whether consumers use retail apps for delivery or pickup curbside or in-store, mobile commerce (a.k.a. m-commerce) is booming. 

But, the vast majority of retail mobile apps are not sufficiently secured. As a result, they are at risk for security breaches and financial losses.

A recent study found that:

  • 70% of popular Android retail apps leak sensitive personal data
  • 82% of brick and mortar stores’ retail apps actively leak sensitive data 
  • 92% of online retailers’ apps actively leak sensitive data

iOS apps are not immune, either, as evidenced by high-profile breaches and the rise of fake and malicious apps in the Apple App Store.

With tens of millions of dollars on the line, retailers cannot afford to ignore e-commerce application security.


By the year 2021, mobile commerce is projected to account for 54% of all digital sales globally.

Source: Go People


The Solution: Guardsquare

blue-check Protect valuable revenue streams

Decrease the risk of retail fraud via mobile applications to protect key revenue streams. Application hardening makes it difficult to take advantage of e-commerce apps.


blue-check Prevent data leaks

Data leakage is one of the biggest problems for mobile e-commerce applications. Guardsquare’s application shielding technology protects against sensitive data loss.

blue-check Increase user trust & drive loyalty

Seamlessly deploy security best practices to protect retail mobile apps and provide users with the sense of security they need to make purchases. Stay out of the data breach headlines!

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Retailers who sacrifice security are 1.5 times more likely to experience a compromise.

(Source: 2020 Mobile Security Index Report)



    How it works:

    Hardening the code at various levels throughout the application protects against static attacks. Multiple layers of obfuscation and encryption make code resistant to both automated and manual analysis. 

    Techniques include obfuscation and encryption, which defend both the app and its valuable data, including credit card numbers, bank details, shoppers’ personally identifiable information, and app makers’ intellectual property


    How it works:

    RASP mechanisms monitor the integrity of the apps and their environment in real time. When a threat arises, the apps can terminate the hacker’s session, display security notifications to the developer, and more.

    RASP also ensures communication between the mobile app and server is secure.

Our approach

40% of retailers have knowingly sacrificed mobile security.

Source: Verizon's 2020 Mobile Security Index Report

One approach, three platforms


  • Code hardening
  • Runtime self-protection
  • Protection of native & cross-platform apps
  • App optimization
  • Unity support
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  • Code hardening
  • Runtime self-protection
  • Protection of native & cross-platform apps
  • iOS app optimization maintained
  • Unity support
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  • Mobile app security console for real-time threat monitoring
  • Get actionable insights
  • Integrate security into the development lifecycle
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