DENUVO company shared an article about how do you protect your mobile game without a ton of effort.

Why is the ease and speed of integration
important for developers?

Developers today are well aware of the importance of cybersecurity service providers for the development of their studios and mobile games. Many of them, however, are not simply looking for a security solution; they are searching for an easy-to-use product as well. 40% of our aforementioned survey’s participants consider it the second most important aspect that they are looking for in a cybersecurity service provider, only behind the effectiveness of the solutions offered (45%).

Why does this aspect matter to developers?

The main purpose of utilizing third-party security solutions is to lessen the significant load on developers, particularly independent, or small to medium-sized game studios, which do not necessarily have strong security expertise in-house. For this reason, no developer wants to complicate their development workflows unnecessarily by applying a time-consuming solution or modifying their game in order to make it work. Particularly with development resources being stretched thin by the demands of modern game development, a hassle-free solution that can save them a lot of time and effort in terms of human resources is highly needed.

What are the common integration methods available on the market?

Currently there are two common integration methods available for gaming studios looking to protect their titles: using the Software Development Kit (SDK) or binary-only.

SDK approach to protect your mobile game

In general, with the SDK approach, the provider has a decent amount of flexibility to incorporate security into the app because it is based on the source code level.

The developer, however, needs to implement the SDK into their code making the integration of an SDK cumbersome in many cases. Installing and combining it with their gaming apps is also not simple. In fact, they need to add the SDK source code to their project and use specific functions from the SDK to secure their game. The more game functions they want to protect, the greater the integration effort will be.

As a result, from the developer’s perspective, the SDK approach may demand a significant amount of integration work if they want their games to be fully protected. Additionally, this solution’s effectiveness is greatly influenced by how it is implemented; if done incorrectly, it may impair security or even result in performance or compatibility problems.

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