Are game developers winning or losing in their efforts to thwart hackers from exploiting gaming code, compromising game integrity and game revenues?
Arxan Technologies, a provider of software security solutions that protects the global App Economy, will provide its assessment as well as insights on best practices for protection against hackers of gaming architectures from MMORPG to mobile games at the Game Developers Conference (GDC 2013), where gaming enthusiasts meet this week.
Arxan will also be showcasing at booth #1038 its game protection software solutions that provide targeted, durable, and renewable protection against tampering and reverse-engineering on both gaming clients and servers. At the booth, attendees will also have an opportunity to pick up a copy of the complimentary Mobile Application Integrity Protection Handbook, which offers key insights and strategies to support secure mobile app development and defense against integrity risks and attacks.
The “Game Security” speaking session will take place March 27 at 12:30 p.m. in Room 310, South Hall. Rennie Allen, security solutions architect with Arxan, will provide an in-depth presentation on the latest gaming attacks and new threat vectors facing all game architectures, from MMORPG to mobile games. Allen will also present innovative techniques to protect against attacks such as server cloning, cheating, or reverse-engineering and tampering for botting and intellectual property theft.
The need for sophisticated and robust protection to secure the gaming industry is well warranted, considering the global revenues at stake. Market research firm DFC Intelligence predicts global revenue from video game software will grow to $70 billion in 2017, up from $52 billion in 2011. The firm also forecasts that by 2017, 66 percent of game software will be delivered digitally.
Arxan’s security mechanisms ensure game integrity and do not impact game play, source code, application functioning or the development process. Arxan’s patented Guard technology delivers layered, self-protecting security techniques that eliminate any single point of failure, while allowing easy renewability and resilience of security schemes in response to attempted application attacks. The company’s software security solutions protect brand integrity and preserve revenue streams across many operating systems on over 200 million devices, and continue to be adopted by major global game publishers.
Arxan is a member of the PC Gaming Alliance (PCGA), and provides industry expertise on the anti-piracy sub-committee.