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Fake App Monitoring and Takedowns

Stop App Store Threats From Mimicking Your Business and Damaging Your Reputation.

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Improve your App Store Presence

Continuous Fake App Monitoring and Takedown Across All Major App Stores

In today’s digital landscape, businesses are faced with evolving fake app threats on app stores. We’re talking fake and rogue apps created by hackers to mimic your legitimate app, using malware, phishing, intellectual property infringement, false or misleading advertising, all to gain unauthorized access to sensitive information and consumer data. The effects can be damaging to brand reputation and customer trust.

With Bolster App Store Monitoring, you’ll get immediate visibility and control. We actively monitor over 500 app stores for uses of your brand and fake app store postings that aren’t yours. And, we take down the fake apps immediately, stopping damage before it’s done.

Leading Technology

Stop Fake Apps In Real-Time with Bolster App Store Monitoring & Takedowns

With Bolster App Store Monitoring you can trust that fake or rogue apps are taken down and stay down. Our technology applies deep learning and natural language processing to scour the Internet for app-related scam sites aimed at phishing and data theft.

When fake apps are detected, our systems will automatically collect comprehensive evidence of brand and trademark infringement and phishing credential theft used to then trigger complete fully-automated takedown and removal processes.

Our technology:

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Scans 500+ stores

The Bolster platform monitors for threats across the traditional branded stores, known stores, and even rogue and unregulated stores to protect your brand from threats you might not even know to look for.

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Automates takedowns

Our in-house machine learning tool automates the takedown process, removing unauthorized or fake apps & taking down scam sites globally in as little as 2 minutes.

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Facilitates collaboration

With access to data-rich dashboards in the Bolster platform, your Brand, Legal, and Security teams can effectively work together on threat cases.

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Continuously monitors

The Bolster platform monitors app store channels 24/7, including after a threat is removed to ensure future activity isn’t unnoticed.

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Performance Metrics You Can Count On

With industry-leading fake app monitoring and takedown support, you can trust that Bolster will effectively defend against all fake app threats.

99.999% accurate

Our technology accurately detects threats 99.999% of the time.

60 Seconds

We request takedowns from social media platforms within 60 seconds of detection.

6.5 Seconds

Our tool submits threat data to global blacklists only 6.5 sec after identifying malicious intent.

100ms

100ms: Our machine-learning tool decides on a fraud verdict in less than 100ms.
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Guides and Resources

Bolster your digital risk protection program and learn more about industry trends and managing threats.

A Product That Works for You

Identify Elusive Fake Apps With a Trusted Detection Tool

Protect Your Brand Reputation

Consumers use branded apps to interact with your business and purchase products conveniently, so when they are deceived by a fraudulent app it can be hard to maintain their trust and loyalty. With Bolster App Store Monitoring technology, you can identify fake apps before customers are involved.

Effectively Showcase Program Status

When cyber threats against your brand are done publicly, it’s important to highlight how you’re combatting them, and establish trust with your executives and business partners. Use Bolster’s app store reports and customizable dashboards to confidently give program updates.

Protect Against Threats Beyond Common App Stores

You might be familiar with commonly used app stores, like Google Play or the Apple App Store. But threats can target your network from over 500+ other app stores across the internet. Bolster protects you from threats across these familiar and unfamiliar platforms.
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Ensure Your App Store Monitoring and Fake App Takedown Program is Effective

Bolster’s expansive fake app store monitoring capabilities are a critical tool to add to your digital risk protection toolbox.

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Identify Multitude of Fake Apps

Remove fake apps when detected on app stores, and stop unauthorized distribution & sale of your branded apps.

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Visualize Threat Details for Better Defense

Continuous threat scans provide images of the detected threats, location data, IP addresses, and more.

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Quickly Gather Evidence for Fake App Takedowns

Gather API and automated evidence-based submissions to send to hosting providers and registries to take down scam sites.

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Continue Monitoring Post-Takedown

Once an fake app is taken down, continue to monitor for any indication of post-malicious activity.

A Look at the Technology

How Bolster for App Store Monitoring Works

Our app store detection technology monitors for uses of your brand across hundreds of app stores, as well as fake app-related scams living on web domains.

Detect misuse & fake apps

Detect app-related scams

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Fraud Prevention Platform

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Remove fake & unauthorized apps

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Block & takedown malicious sites

App Store Detection

Monitor for uses of your brand online, and detect malicious activity as soon as it goes live.

Domain Monitoring

Scan the internet for app-related scams online.

Phishing Takedowns

Dismantle phishing, malware, and fake sales by malicious app creators.

Domain Takedowns

Block and take down external websites linked to app store postings.
Customer Story

Our Customers Use Bolster to Protect Against Impersonation Attacks

Learn more about how Bolster is protecting customers from impersonations and fake accounts

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This product pays for itself. It was honestly the easiest and quickest renewal that I had this year because when you put pen to paper on Bolster’s ROI, it’s just a no brainer.
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Bolster is one of the few security products where we get immediate visibility of counterfeit websites and more importantly, immediate response for takedowns. Their reporting and customer support are simply the best!
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Bolster is very good. Domain security is a real thing and with Bolster, it definitely opened our eyes to anything that comes up. Now we know how much the attackers can do with certain information and simply track registered domains mimicking our brand.
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I really like how Bolster uses their image recognition to detect phishing sites. They are amazing at surfacing threat intelligence, so that we can prioritize threats and take the right corrective action. On top of the technology, they offer a great customer support experience.
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My favorite thing about Bolster - I don't have to do a thing. No diverted employee time; no new hires; no setup; no admin. Plus there's full visibility into results and impact.

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Explore what Bolster can do for you with a custom demo for your online business to understand existing online threats and how Bolster can take them down. Contact our sales team for pricing and packages today.

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

App store monitoring involves using specialized tools and software to actively monitor and analyze app stores for unauthorized and fraudulent apps. It allows businesses to detect and identify fake, counterfeit, or malicious apps that may pose a threat to their brand reputation and customers. By conducting regular monitoring, businesses can take appropriate action to remove fraudulent apps from app stores and protect their users.

App stores are vulnerable to various types of cyber threats, including malware, phishing scams, data breaches, intellectual property infringement, false or misleading advertising, and unauthorized access to sensitive information. These threats can cause significant damage, such as compromising user privacy, tricking users into downloading fake apps, and even making fake purchases leading to financial losses, tarnishing your brand reputation, and even exposing users to malicious activities. Monitoring app stores helps businesses proactively identify and address these threats before they impact their customers or their business.

App store monitoring is essential for protecting businesses in several ways. First, it helps detect and remove fraudulent or unauthorized apps that impersonate a business, preventing brand reputation damage and customer deception.

Second, by identifying and eliminating malicious apps, businesses can safeguard their customers from malware, phishing attacks, and data breaches.

Additionally, app store monitoring ensures compliance with intellectual property rights, prevents false advertising that may misrepresent a business’s products or services, and promotes a safe and trustworthy app ecosystem for users.

Bolster provides a comprehensive approach to monitor and takedown app store threats. Through advanced machine learning algorithms, Bolster’s platform continuously scans app stores, analyzing app metadata, user reviews, app colors and logos, and other indicators to identify suspicious or fraudulent use of customer branded assets.

Bolster combines automation with a team of expert analysts to gather threat data for quick takedowns. When a threat is confirmed, Bolster works closely with app store providers to report and take down unauthorized or malicious apps, ensuring a swift and effective response to protect businesses and their customers from app store threats.

Yes, fake apps can be reported and taken down. App stores typically have a process for reporting fraudulent apps, and businesses can work with app store providers to submit reports and evidence of fake apps. Additionally, using specialized monitoring and takedown services can help businesses streamline this process and ensure timely removal of unauthorized apps.

Fake apps pose several risks for businesses and their customers. They can lead to financial losses through unauthorized transactions, expose users to malware or phishing attacks, collect personal information for fraudulent purposes, or damage a company’s brand reputation. By monitoring and removing these fake apps, businesses can protect their customers and maintain trust in their brand.

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