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Denuvo is the global #1 Games Protection and Anti-Piracy technology helping game publishers and developers to secure PC, console and mobile games

Global gaming market growth: from COVID-19 and beyond

Since the global COVID-19 pandemic hit, gaming has become even more popular. Everyone is playing some sort of video game on mobile devices, PC or console platforms. And this year the global gaming market is expected to reach US$180 billion in revenue.

As the industry continues to explode, games need to be secured from piracy and cheaters to ensure the best gaming experience is offered. Denuvo is here to help.

Explore the platforms we support:

To protect your game and revenue – with zero-impact on the gaming experience

PC Games

Denuvo Anti-Tamper and Anti-Cheat technologies protect PC games from piracy and detects cheating so that game publishers and developers can decide how they want to address cheaters.

Denuvo offers an additional Cyber Services feature to further protect PC games.

Console Games

Denuvo Anti-Cheat helps to protect sensitive game logic and data and to detect cheating in games so that game publishers and developers can decide how they want to address cheaters.

Denuvo offers an additional Cyber Services feature to further protect console games.

Mobile Games

Mobile game publishers and developers rely on our Anti-Tamper and Anti-Cheat solutions to protect their mobile games from tampering, cracking, cloning, cheating, debugging, reverse engineering and modding.

Denuvo offers additional features, such as Mobile Protection SDK, Telemetry and Cyber Services to further protect mobile games.

Denuvo solutions

Why customers trust Denuvo’s technology

Best-of-breed technology provides the longest crack-free release window compared to competitors.

Trusted by major AAA game publishers.

Easiest and fastest to integrate on a game’s binaries with no modifications to source code.

Does not introduce limitations or negatively impact the performance of a game or a gamer’s experience.

Supported stores

Below is a small sample of some of the stores Denuvo supports:

Frequently asked questions

Got questions? We have answers!

What is Denuvo Anti-Cheat and how does it work?

Our Anti-Cheat solution detects cheating in PC multiplayer games so that publishers can decide how they want to handle cheating in their games. Developed by security experts, our solution has no negative impact on in-game performance.

What is Denuvo Anti-Cheat SDK and how does it work?

Our Anti-Cheat SDK solution secures online gameplay mechanics that reward offline progress; protects sensitive game logic and data; prevents cheaters from changing sensitive variable, decrypting saved games or modifying network traffic; and provides protection against the most common cheat tools. Developed by security experts, our Anti-Cheat SDK has no negative impact on in-game performance.

What is the Denuvo Anti-Tamper solution?

Our Anti-Tamper solution prevents the debugging, reverse engineering and changing of executable files to strengthen the security of games. It is not a DRM solution, but rather, Denuvo Anti-Tamper protects DRM solutions, such as Origin Online Access or the Steam license management system, from being circumvented.

How does Denuvo Anti-Tamper work?

The license management from Steam or Origin grants legitimate consumers access to the game and our Anti-Tamper solution ensures that these DRM systems are not bypassed.

Does Denuvo Anti-Tamper have any negative impact on a game or customer experience?

No, since only performance non-critical game functions are used in the Anti-Tamper process, Anti-Tamper has no perceptible effect on game performance nor is Anti-Tamper to blame for any game crashes of genuine executables.

What is the difference between DRM and Anti-Tamper?

A Digital Rights Management (DRM) system binds the game to a legitimate user account and allows the game to be played whenever and wherever the consumer wants to download and execute the game.

Anti-Tamper stops the reverse engineering and debugging of the DRM solution but has no effect or limitation on the legitimate consumer. Anti-Tamper is completely transparent to legitimate game buyers and does not in any way impose activation limits, install drivers, or require a gamer to be “always on.”

Does Denuvo Anti-Tamper constantly encrypt and decrypt data on storage media?

No, Denuvo Anti-Tamper does not continuously encrypt and decrypt any data on storage media. To do so would be of no benefit in terms of security or performance.

Does Denuvo Anti-Tamper affect my SSD or any other type of hard drives in any way?

No. As mentioned before, Denuvo Anti-Tamper does not constantly read or write any data to storage media.

Does Denuvo Anti-Tamper leave any files on my computer after I uninstall a game?

Depending on the game, one Denuvo-related file may be left on your computer after you uninstall the game. However, this file is inert and you can either manually delete it or leave it on your system without it affecting your PC in any way.

How does Denuvo help enterprises?

The Business Software Alliance estimates that 40% of all Enterprise software is used illegally each year. Imagine what 40% more revenue would do for your bottom line.

Denuvo’s solutions will help you close that 40% gap between your reality and your potential. We protect software and IP of ISVs or any other enterprise application from unlicensed use and distribution across platforms including Desktop and Mobile.

How does Denuvo help to protect IoT devices?

Digitally connected devices are gaining an increasing foothold in our offices, cars, homes and even our health. By 2020, the number of such devices are estimated to exceed 40 billion. With great digital innovation comes however an even greater cybersecurity threat.

At Denuvo, we aim to eliminate these vulnerabilities primarily stemming from the lack of binary protection. With our Anti-Piracy technology platform, connected devices are safe from runtime attacks, tampering, reverse engineering or unauthorized access to critical controls and data.



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“After completing extensive market research, Tripwire Interactive chose Denuvo Anti-Tamper to launch our highly anticipated Maneater game, the first-ever single player open world action ShaRkPG . We know the launch period of a game is the most important from the sales perspective, resulting in 60-70% of total sales, and piracy can seriously damage those initial earnings, so it is excellent that the game has remained uncracked so far! Another highlight in the process was the seamless integration of the Denuvo Anti-Tamper solution, our engineers were super impressed, and the support Tripwire received made the entire process very easy.”

Jon Carr, Technical Director at Tripwire Interactive

“Denuvo’s tech team has been extremely professional and proactively made their lightweight and adjustable mobile real time protection work even on the lowest-end Android devices without a noticeable performance hit. Their team has been responsive and has taken action on figuring out solutions and have proactively profiled their solutions’ performance in our builds and in the build pipeline. Denuvo is highly recommended for any F2P multiplayer game developer wishing to avoid cheaters from ruining their game and business.”

Sami Kalliokoski, Co-Founder of Traplight Games

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