What is Mobile Runtime Application Self-Protection (RASP)?

The benefits Mobile Runtime Application Self Protection for iOS and android mobile applications with API security problems

Mobile Runtime Application Self-Protection (RASP) is a security technology that is designed to protect mobile applications from a wide range of attacks, including those that target the application's APIs. There are several key benefits to using RASP for mobile application security:

  1. Real-time protection: RASP provides real-time protection for mobile applications by monitoring the application's runtime environment and detecting and blocking malicious activity as it occurs. This allows organizations to quickly identify and respond to security threats.

  2. API security: RASP can be used to secure mobile application APIs by detecting and blocking unauthorized access to the APIs. This helps to prevent data breaches and other security incidents caused by attacks that target the application's APIs.

  3. Easy to deploy: RASP is typically easy to deploy and can be integrated into existing mobile applications with minimal code changes. This allows organizations to quickly and easily add an additional layer of security to their mobile applications.

  4. Platform agnostic: RASP can be applied to both Android and iOS mobile platforms, so organizations can protect all of their mobile applications with a single solution.

  5. Eliminate false positives: RASP can be configured to understand the expected behavior of the mobile application and its environment, this can help reduce or eliminate false positive detections that can occur with traditional security solutions.

  6. Application Integrity and Tampering: RASP can detect any attempt of application integrity tampering, or code injection and prevent them from occurring. This can prevent rogue actors from using the application for malicious purposes.

  7. Session management and protection: RASP can provide session management and protection, making sure that a session is valid and all communication going through it are legitimate and not tampered with.

  8. RASP can be utilized to provide updates to the security policies or access certificates controlling access to the application or backend servers. Based on new threat information, the applications policies can be changed in realtime without the need for code updates or re-releasing the application through the AppStore or Google Play. 

In summary, RASP is a powerful technology that can help organizations to protect their mobile applications from a wide range of security threats by providing real-time protection, securing APIs, being easy to deploy, and being platform agnostic, it can also provide added benefits such as reduced false positives, application integrity protection, and session management and protection.