Appthority: The Authority in App Security

Appthority provides the industry’s first all-in-one App Risk Management service that employs static, dynamic and behavioral analysis to immediately discover the hidden actions of apps and empower organizations to apply custom policies to prevent unwanted app behaviors. Only Appthority combines the largest global database of analyzed public and private apps with advanced policy management tools to automate control over risky app actions and protect corporate data


Appthority's primary customers are enterprises and businesses concerned with the risk of mobile apps. Appthority provides best-in-class App Reputation, by screening mobile apps for risky behaviors, like known and unknown malware, new malware used in targeted attacks, corporate data exfiltration, and intellectual property exposure. App Reputation data is fed to our partners who implement the enforcement of enterprise IT’s mobile policy.

Appthority believes that by focusing on one critical component of the mobile security ecosystem, namely mobile app analysis, we can be the industry’s premier source of App Reputation, the crucial ingredient for Mobile App Risk Management.

Enterprises have already made investments in great mobile solutions, from device management to application management. Appthority makes these solutions smarter and safer.


Appthority integrates with Mobile Device Management (MDM) and Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solutions like BoxTone. The App Catalog server in the MDM/EMM environment knows which apps are installed on which devices. By integrating the App Catalog with Appthority, the Appthority Platform™ is able to let enterprises and business know which apps across their fleet of devices (including BYOD environments) have malware. Further, we're able to put the power to implement policy back in the hands of enterprise IT. Appthority provides data on what the apps in their environment really do (not just what the apps say they do), so security teams have the information they need to implement Mobile App Risk Management.


Mobile Application Management solutions, often called "Enterprise App Stores", are a great way for businesses to distribute and manage both "in-house" and external apps within the enterprise. Appthority integrates with Mobile Application Management solutions like Apperian, to keep these "Enterprise App Stores" safe from malware and risky app behaviors.


Appthority provides a REST API for public markets and public app stores who wish to integrate with the Appthority Platform™ to screen apps at high volumes. Appthority enables the ability to block apps that have malware from being submitted into the market, as well as the ability to block apps that circumvent public app store policies (such as apps with SOCKS proxies for tethering).


Enterprises and businesses are leveraging third-party developers to migrate line of business (LOB) applications to mobile apps. Appthority partners with enterprise app development firms like Appcelerator, to provide a third-party assessment and "clean bill of health" to the end user, the enterprise, that the app does not have malware. Further, this neutral third-party report also outlines the behaviors of the app for the enterprise. The Appthority Platform™ can also be integrated into the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), to help internal app developers make sure there are no vulnerabilities in the apps before they are released to employees or customers.


Enterprises have begun using mobile app wrapping technologies to repackage or containerize mobile apps. This wrapping process makes the app enterprise-managed as well as significantly improves the security posture of the app. Appthority partners with mobile app wrapping companies like Mocana, to keep malware out of the wrapping process and to measure the improvement of the security posture of the app for enterprises.

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