NowSecure® Announces World’s First Automated ‘Jailed’ Device Mobile AppSec Testing on Apple iOS for Day 1 Testing on Latest Mobile OS Releases

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New NowSecure Gadget™ technology auto-injects into the iOS mobile app binary to rapidly and thoroughly test mobile app security, compliance and privacy from the inside of the app running on latest iOS releases

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NowSecure ‘Jailed’ Testing for Apple iOS is a huge leap forward for mobile appsec testing, delivering world’s first mobile IAST with new auto-injected NowSecure Gadget. The ability to go deep, go fast & test on any iOS version -- with no dev impact -- is just what customers have been asking for.

NowSecure®, the only provider of fully automated 360-degree coverage of mobile app security testing, today announced the expansion of the NowSecure Platform™ with automated ‘Jailed’ Mobile AppSec Testing for Apple iOS through the new NowSecure Gadget™ technology. Under pressure to build, test and release more mobile apps with new features faster, NowSecure helps Agile and DevOps mobile teams accelerate their testing of latest functionality on latest mobile iOS releases with zero friction for development.

The groundbreaking automated NowSecure Gadget innovation removes traditional barriers and delays for dynamic and behavioral appsec testing on latest iOS versions, enabling appsec teams to test immediately when any new iOS version is released with no need to wait for SAST/DAST tool updates to new/updated iOS code frameworks or new OS ‘jailbreak’ to run dynamic testing, and no extra manual coding with proprietary SDKs required. The NowSecure Gadget auto-injects into the mobile app binary just like a debug tool, instrumenting the app from the inside while the NowSecure Platform tests the app from the outside using the unique NowSecure ‘Attacker POV’ for comprehensive risk analysis across security vulnerabilities, compliance gaps and privacy risks.

“With mobile being the dominant computing platform for business and moving at an accelerating rate, our customers need simplicity, speed and depth in mobile appsec testing,” said Alan Snyder, CEO NowSecure. “This is a huge leap forward for mobile app security testing. The ability to go deep, go fast and test on any iOS version -- with no developer impact -- is just what our customers have been requesting.”

With this release, NowSecure delivers the industry’s first and only Interactive App Security Testing (IAST) purpose-built for mobile apps, expanding the NowSecure best-of-breed mobile binary testing across Static Application Security Testing (SAST), Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST), Behavioral Application Security Testing (BAST) for the fastest, broadest and deepest coverage of automated mobile app security testing with near zero false positives. “Gartner predicts that by 2019, enterprise IAST adoption will exceed 30%.”

Unlike legacy IAST solutions for web apps that require SDKs, side loaded runtime apps and/or developer action, NowSecure Gadget is auto-injected at test time and leaves no residual code once testing is completed. To address the typical app owner and developer concerns about legacy IAST, the NowSecure auto-inject/auto-remove approach has zero impact on runtime performance or user experience. The NowSecure Gadget runs fully automated on any new version of iOS to test mobile apps developed in any development language with no ‘jailbreak’ and no developer coding dependencies.

“The new NowSecure Jailed Testing approach is significantly better than existing SAST source code scanning on mobile that some consider ‘state of the art’,” continued Snyder. “While SAST solutions for mobile only scan the surface of the app -- generating a ton of false positive noise -- and do not actually test the app while running, the NowSecure Platform is purpose-built for mobile and actually runs the app binary on live mobile devices to fully exercise and deeply test the app in the real world. Through our unique approach, NowSecure finds a myriad of issues that SAST cannot, such as data leakage, insecure 3rd party library/OSS, exposure to man-in-the-middle attacks like SSL and Cert issues, all endpoint IP address communications and more. NowSecure Jailed Testing for IAST is the simple, easy-to-use dynamic testing that everyone has been waiting for.”

The new NowSecure Jailed Testing for iOS capability in the NowSecure Workstation product is available for demonstration RSA 2018 and will be generally available in May, 2018. NowSecure Gadget technology for Jailed Testing will be added to the other NowSecure products later this year. This new capability delivers substantial unique customer value:

  • Day 1 testing of mobile apps on new iOS releases without months of delay while testing tools are updated to support new OS
  • ‘Zero friction’ adoption with no coding for developers
  • ‘No load’ with no production runtime performance degradation and no impact on user experience
  • Broadest and deepest coverage by testing the mobile app from the inside

On display at RSA 2018, see the new NowSecure Jailed Testing for iOS and the amazing NowSecure Gadget at RSA booth 3229 or click here to register for your private demo and briefing.

NowSecure is the mobile app security software company trusted by hundreds of the world’s most demanding organizations and most advanced security teams. Only the NowSecure Platform delivers fully automated 360-degree coverage of mobile app security testing with the speed, accuracy, and efficiency the modern enterprise requires. Through the industry’s deepest and most advanced static, dynamic, behavioral and interactive mobile app security testing on real-world Android and iOS devices, NowSecure identifies the broadest array of security threats, compliance gaps and privacy issues in custom-developed, commercial, and business-critical mobile apps. With the world’s most comprehensive suite of mobile app security testing solutions for Agile and DevSecOps environments, NowSecure customers can choose automated software on-premises or in the cloud, expert professional penetration testing and managed services, or a combination of all as needed. More enterprises and government agencies trust NowSecure as the fastest path to deeper mobile app security testing and certification than any other provider. For more information about NowSecure, visit

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