Precision Wearable Biometrics Provider, Valencell, Selects Arxan to Protect Intellectual Property

Arxan Technologies

Precision Wearable Biometrics Provider, Valencell, Selects Arxan to Protect Intellectual Property
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Years of research and development were invested by the company into their biometric sensor technology. They wanted to ensure that their unique, patented intellectual property (IP) was not compromised or cloned through application attacks, such as reverse-engineering or code tampering. This was particularly important given the increased competitive pressures in the wearables market and the customer’s distribution model of working in partnership with consumer product manufacturers and potentially third party developers. Although patented and protected under NDA, the company’s code and IP could potentially be exposed during the sharing of their technology (in the form of an SDK/library) during integration as partners work to turn their wearable products into biometric wearables. The customer also required ease of use and flexibility such that their proprietary technology could first be easily protected and then be leveraged within another 3rd party application. As such, the solution needed to meet stringent resource consumption requirements of diverse mobile / IoT platforms.

Valencell®, pioneering company in Precision Wearable Biometrics, develops performance biometric data sensors. The company licenses its technology to consumer electronics manufacturers, mobile device and accessory makers, sports and fitness brands and gaming companies for integration into their products. These powered sensors are the most accurate wearable biometric sensors in this market that continuously measure heart rate and other key metrics. The company aggressively protects its leadership and differentiation in this rapdly expanding and competitive market.

Valencell sought an application security solution that met their protection requirements to prevent application attacks. Already familiar with Arxan’s reputation as a leader in application security, they chose Arxan Code Protection solutions to deliver best-of-breed application protection. The solution provides self-defending and tamper-resistant attributes against static or run-time reverse-engineering or code modification attacks. The process included a short evaluation period where success was measured around several key performance and strength of security metrics. Arxan Code Protection was efficiently applied to their SDK/library with initial guidance on risk identification/mitigation techniques and application security best practices from Arxan’s security team.

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Mature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)
OPERATIONAL IMPACT

Arxan’s application protection is supporting the company’s market leadership position in the biometric wearables market by preventing reverse-engineering and tampering with their unique IP.


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