Build38 GmbH – Mobile APP security

Booth number North Hall 5671-1

Build38 provides you mobile application protection solutions and services combining with AI.

About us

Build38 provides you mobile application protection solutions and services, combining AI and the strongest app shielding technology easiest to integrate in minutes.We deliver security solutions and services across various industries including retail, automotive, financial, public transport, and health care.

Build38 is headquartered in Munich with global offices in Barcelona and Singapore.

The company was founded in 2018 with the support of Giesecke + Devrient Ventures arm and is currently backed by two additional institutional investors and Caixa Capital Risc. Build38 is a global company, headquartered in Munich and offices in Barcelona and Singapore.

We take care of your mobile app security, so you can focus on growing your business.

Build38 GmbH – Mobile APP security
Tal 12
80331 München

Phone: +49 172 6807769

Contact person

Marc Obrador
Mobile Security Expert & Head Of Product Architectur
Christian Schläger
CEO Build38
Phone: +49 172 6807769


Build 38 Iberia
Sardenya 229


Products and Services

App Security Framework: For you it is collection of security functions every app needs. For developers it is an sofware development kit. For product managers it is application security. For users it is trust in you mobile business.

The Software Development Kit (SDK) is designed to integrate into your Android and iOS mobile apps during the development phase (security by design). The client library is built into the native code of an application.
Build38 combines different levels of mobile protection in its framework. Each layer represents a different security control. The level of protection is more powerful than traditional Android or iOS security mechanisms.

Our protections is based on three keystones:

  • the protection of the app from manipulation and the protection of intellectual property
  • the protection of the app during execution (the app runs in a secure environment)
  • the protection of communication between the app and the backend
Trusted Application Kit TAK

TAK Server - App Monitoring and Defense

News & Innovations

Easy and secure access to the vehicle with the digital car key
Smartphone instead of car key

Constant companion of our present times: the smartphone. We pick it up several times a day to check the news, make phone calls or use various apps that make our lives easier. Wouldn’t it also be extremely practical to have a mobile app that conveniently unlocks and locks the car? Such apps have been around for a while, but there are still security concerns. Attacks on digital car apps have already been mentioned in the media several times. As a result, many drivers will be reluctant to use a digital car key. However, if a multi-layer security framework were integrated during the development of such apps, there would be no need to worry about a lack of security in the future. Commentary from Torsten Leibner, Head of Product Management and Technology bei Build38

It sounds so simple: I install an app and can use it to comfortably open and close my car via smartphone. So where does it fail, that not every car owner wants to make use of a digital car key? First and foremost, because of the lack of trust in the security. Sentences such as “That’s far too insecure” or “Better not, later my vehicle will still be hacked remotely” are often heard. But if you take a close look at the issue of maximum and sustainable security as part of the planning and early implementation phase of an app, these concerns are unfounded.

Meanwhile, there are frameworks on the market that contain all the necessary security features and can be integrated within a few minutes during the development process of a digital car key app. They combine In-App Protection, In-App Reaction and In-App Monitoring in one solution.

The advantage for app users is that they can benefit from the comfort of the digital car key without having to worry about any security risks. In turn, app operators from the automotive industry address more customers with a completely secure application, thus strengthening trust in the brand and the technology. In addition, such a software development kit enables a faster launch of the app.

Protect keys in the smartphone optimally Developers of a mobile car key app can use a modern framework to directly integrate all the necessary security functions at once. This includes, in particular, protection through hardware-based security such as the Silicon Vault. This leaves them more time to concentrate primarily on usability, which is also important. A suitable solution uses cryptographic technology to prevent the secret keys from being accessible to third parties. The secure storage of the keys also offers the advantage of being able to unlock and lock the vehicle even without a sufficient connection – for example in an underground car park.

To make it difficult for hackers to decrypt, a professional framework is made available to developers and providers as an inherently protected library. In this way, hackers can be prevented from accessing the digital car key. In addition, a corresponding solution makes it possible to detect whether the digital car key is running on an original or a rooted device. So, what speaks against using such a framework and ensuring that even more owners of future-proof cars use a mobile car key?

For specific practical experience, see our case study with Chongqing Changan Automobile Company.
Start with the Digital Key App Further reading
Build38 recognized in Gartner® Hype Cycle™ for Application Security 2021
Build38 is listed as a Sample Vendor in this Hype Cycle for second time in a row.

Build38 has been recognized as a Sample Vendor in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Application Security 2021*. Build38’s application shielding solution enables companies to protect security sensitive data and critical business logic. It protects businesses and their mobile applications from cloning, fraud, IP theft and other forms of misuse and threats. Additionally, it also enables security and compliance teams to assess their own apps security landscape and provides security situational awareness.

“We believe, being recognized by Gartner demonstrates again Build38’s capabilities in the application security industry. It also demonstrates the importance and relevance for all types of organizations. The more digitization and digital only business models emerge, the more important it is to protect the business logic of mobile apps. App security is not a luxury anymore, it is a necessity to maintain customers trust in your business. ” said Dr. Christian Schläger , CEO and co-founder of Build38.

Build38 is trusted by global customers in the automotive, financial, identity, health, public and Government sector. Gartner subscribers and clients can access the Hype Cycle for Application Security, 2021 report here.

* Gartner, “Hype Cycle for Application Security, 2021”, Joerg Fritsch, July 12, 2021.

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