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Tuesday 15 May 2018

appScatter bolsters security

LogoDevelopments continue apace at recent AIM debutante appScatter. The B2B company that provides a SaaS platform to distribute and manage mobile apps across various app stores is launching an app security scanning service. The move comes hot on the heels of the announcement of its planned acquisition this month of data intelligence specialist Priori Data (see here),

The scanning service, available to existing and new customers for an additional subscription fee, enables its users to highlight - and therefore subsequently address -  areas of potential vulnerability in their apps portfolios, such as security of underlying app users’ personal data. With both the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) due to come into force in ten days’ time and wider concerns over data privacy at an all time high post the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the introduction of this new service by appScatter appears extremely well timed.

The proliferation of mobile apps, micro services and Function-as-a-Service capabilities as part of the shift to composable applications, distribution and management is becoming more of a problem and appScatter is very much in the right place. On the eve of its AIM debut eight months ago, which itself preceded the official launch of the platform in Q4 of last year, we commented that the company’s first challenge would be to maintain its heady opening valuation of £41.1m (see here). A lot of work lay ahead to both make the market and generate sustainable revenues. Judging by these latest announcements, appScatter has clearly set its shoulder to the wheel.

Posted by Duncan Aitchison at '09:03' - Tagged: saas  

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