Mobile Runtime Application Self-Protection
(RASP) | App Security

What is Runtime Application Self-Protection (RASP) & How is it Used for Mobile Security?

The more we use our mobile devices and the more sensitive assets and services they access, the more they will be targeted by cyber criminals.

Cyber attackers target mobile devices and apps constantly, and they succeed with regularity. Attackers have repeatedly shown the ability to exploit vulnerabilities, create fake WiFi networks, and deploy malicious apps in order to compromise mobile devices.

More than ever, it is essential to stop attacks when they’re happening. That’s why runtime application self-protection (RASP) has emerged as an urgent requirement for mobile app providers. Mobile RASP solutions operate while applications are running. They are designed to search for, detect, and block cyberattacks.

Through robust RASP mobile security, teams can gain enhanced threat visibility and enable mobile apps to defend themselves against attacks during runtime.


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zDefend runtime application self-protection (RASP) is an SDK embedded in a mobile app. With zDefend, the app can independently monitor for and detect malicious activity, including the compromise of a user’s device, a network attack, and the installation of a malicious app. Here are a few examples of how this robust mobile RASP solution safeguards mobile apps:

  • When a man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack is occurring, the host app can automatically establish a VPN to create a secure tunnel.
  • When a device has malware like BankBot installed, the mobile app can trigger immediate steps to freeze access until the user deletes the infected app and resets their password.
  • When a device is jailbroken, the app can trigger policies that trigger conditional actions, such as raising an activity’s fraud score.
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Why Zimperium for Mobile Runtime Application Self-Protection

Easy-to-install SDK

Deployed via a software development kit (SDK) that can be quickly embedded into any iOS or Android app, making it easy to deploy to all users.

Negligible performance impact

zDefend has minimal impact on application performance, so teams can establish strong security, while delivering optimized user experiences.

On-device threat detection

Delivers on-device, machine learning-based in-app protection, ensuring mobile app remain secured, even when they’re not connected to a network.

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