Skycure Threat Connectors

Mobile Security SDK: Embedded Threat Protection for Mobile Apps

Threat Connectors provide built-in data protection for business apps using Skycure’s Micro SDK. A very small addition to any business app informs the app of the risk/compliance status of the device so the app can protect itself, its data, and the systems it connects to.

Risk-based Security for Mobile Apps

Heavyweight Security with a Lightweight Footprint

The sensitive information stored in and transmitted by mobile apps is only secure if all security precautions are in place – those built into the device and apps, plus those in the networks the device connects to. If any compromise exists, the data presented on the device or sent to a remote server may be viewed, stolen or manipulated for malicious purposes. The Skycure Mobile Threat Defense solution is an excellent predictor and detector of any of these risky situations, and now any business app can leverage this world-class threat intelligence to protect itself and its data.

Skycure Threat Connectors leverage a Micro SDK to provide maximum protection with a minuscule footprint. The Micro SDK is a very small piece of code that may be added to any business app. The Mobile Security SDK communicates with the Skycure app on the same device to determine whether the device has been compromised or is secure. The app developer can use this information to toggle the behavior of the app, limiting the display or communication of sensitive data when Skycure says the device or its environment can’t be trusted.

Traditional Fat SDK

Must repackage and redistribute every app for each update

Skycure Micro SDK

Minimal effort - Security updates don’t affect business apps

Other solutions cram all of the security logic into a fat SDK, essentially duplicating a full security product in each protected app, so one device may be running multiple instances, crippling productivity and battery life. Fat SDKs must also be updated and re-integrated into every app every time the vendor creates a new version, creating a lot of unnecessary work for IT resources. Skycure’s Micro SDK never needs updating and saves limited mobile resources for business productivity.

With Threat Connectors, Skycure’s world renowned threat intelligence is now available to all of your business apps with the following benefits:

  • World-renowned threat intelligence for each business app
  • Protection for multiple apps without increasing the footprint
  • No need to repackage apps every time Skycure updates
  • Optimal and appropriate threat responses taken by each app

How Does It Work?

Use Cases for Self-Protecting Apps

Skycure Threat Connectors ensure that mobile applications have the intelligence they need to take appropriate action to safeguard sensitive data and the systems they connect to. Each type of app has a different interface and manages different types of data, so the developers are best suited to decide how to protect the data. How might different apps respond when discovering that the device has been compromised? Full function can be re-enabled automatically and immediately after the threat has been removed.

Banking App
Display local data only, and disable transactions and authentication with the server.
Sales Enablement
Disable logging into the server and replace data display with a friendly message.
Secure Messaging
Blank the screen, log out of the service and disable the interface.