Lookout Embedded App Defense for Developers

Prevent customer data compromise in your apps

Lookout App Defense


Apps have won on mobile. Smartphone apps now represent 60% of all time spent online. However, while mobile apps bring new conveniences, such as mobile banking, they also introduce new risks in the form of mobile security threats such as trojans that steal login credentials, and jailbroken/rooted devices that leave your apps vulnerable to data compromise. Leveraging the world’s largest mobile data set from of over 170 million mobile devices worldwide, Lookout can detect security threats and risks such as a breach of customer data, and take action by blocking access before customer data is compromised.

50%Increase in mobile-only banking users

68%Millenials wanting to replace wallet with smartphone

600%Increase in fraudulent mobile app transactions from 2015 - 2018

65%of all fraudulent transactions take place on mobile

87%Consumers that prefer traditional banking via mobile

Ensure your mobile banking app is PSD2-compliant

Payment Securities Directive 2 (PSD2) is a European Legislation that came into effect in late 2019 that requires financial services in the EU to contribute to a more integrated, secure, and efficient payments ecosystem. With increasing numbers of consumers adopting mobile banking and more malicious actors targeting banking apps, there is a need to improve security measures for mobile financial services.

The security goals for PSD2 require financial services to:

  • Implement monitoring mechanisms in their apps to detect signs of malware
  • Provide security measures in their app to mitigate risk for the user device
  • Ensure consumers have a secure environment to execute their financial transactions

The security requirements of PSD2 create the need for stronger security in mobile banking applications. Mobile banking apps can leverage Lookout’s Embedded App Defense SDK to provide proactive protection for customers.  

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Proactively protect customer data and credentials in your mobile apps with Lookout Embedded App Defense.

Learn why proactive mobile Embedded app defense is a must-have for financial services

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Lookout Embedded App Defense delivers

Lookout App Defense - Authentication

Mobile app security for your customers

Mobile app security and compliance are quickly rising as one of the top priorities of CISOs as app-based attacks and fraud continue to rise. Lookout Embedded App Defense detects various types of cyber threats that can lead to account takeovers such as credential theft, data leakage, and fraud on the mobile app. The Lookout Security Cloud has analyzed over 70M mobile apps globally,  delivering mobile app protection to counter various threat vectors such as:

  • Trojanized versions of legitimate apps, or “fake apps”, that direct credentials and data to an attacker
  • Malware overlaying a fake login screen (screen overlay attack) on the actual app with intent to steal your customers’ credentials
  • Malware that allows access to sensitive and personal data on the device to an attacker
  • Compromised devices that allow an attacker to turn off the security features of the device
  • Protection from zero-day threats without updating your mobile app

In addition to the detection of these threats, Lookout Embedded App Defense allows your apps to be “self-protecting” by enabling them to take remedial actions depending on the severity of the threat, such as blocking account access on jailbroken devices. With the ability to detect and remediate app-based threats, Lookout Embedded App Defense provides a critical layer of protection for your users and your brand.

Lookout App Defense - Threat detection

The fastest threat detection & time-to-protection

Lookout Embedded App Defense provides comprehensive in-app protection with a security architecture that combines the best of cloud and on-device detection and is specifically optimized for the mobile environment. This approach delivers the most secure threat detection, the fastest time-to-protection, and has a lower impact on device performance compared to approaches that depend solely on device-based analysis. Your customers' data is secured by the most advanced technology, while they receive the best possible user experience, including:

  • Machine Learning-based threat classifiers that analyze up to 90,000 new apps a day, and find thousands of mobile threats per day
  • Instant deployment of new threat coverage from the cloud without requiring an app update
  • Minimal device performance and battery impact, evidenced by the highest app store ratings in the industry
  • A mature solution that has been deployed to over 170M devices worldwide


In-App Protection SDK

Deploy the Embedded App Defense SDK into your customer-facing apps within minutes, allowing you to gain app security without compromising user experience or time to market.

Cloud-backed architecture

Our cloud-first and device-assisted architecture, which includes support for offline mode, allows Lookout to deploy new threat protection without requiring a version update or relying on a resource-heavy agent.

Security at consumer scale

With over 170 million mobile devices running Lookout, you can have confidence your app security will scale with your customers.

Continuous and proactive protection

Whether the device is connected to a network or not, Lookout enables continuous protection via our machine learning-driven dataset of over 70 million apps. This enables you to proactively protect your customers in real time with unrivaled visibility into the mobile app threat landscape.

How In-app Protection Works

App developers can easily add the Lookout Embedded App Defense SDK library during the app development process with in-app protection, enabling the app to leverage the power of threat data from the Lookout Security Cloud to protect individuals and organizations from data compromise when conducting even the most sensitive transactions.

Find out how you can secure your smartphones and tablets today

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