Irdeto’s global gaming survey confirmed what we’ve always suspected: cheaters ruin gaming for real gamers. The astonishing growth rate of the gaming industry over the last few years has brought a tremendous variety of ways to cheat in online games.


Irdeto’s Global Gaming Survey uncovered that 77% of players are likely to quit a game for good if they feel opponents aren’t playing fair. The message couldn’t be clearer: tackle cheating now or lose revenue.


Denuvo by Irdeto’s Anti-Cheat solution protects esports and multiplayer games from cheating. Developed by security experts, Denuvo Anti- Cheat has no negative impact on in-game performance.


Unlike so many others, Denuvo operates on the binary, not the source code. Our Anti-Cheat solution integrates directly into the product build process. In addition, Denuvo does not require APIs or SDKs, which means fewer tools for build engineers to manage and fewer tools for developers to install.

How it works



Denuvo Anti-Cheat provides real-time detection of multiplayer aimbots, overlays, and maphacks that use drivers, hypervisors, and other common cheat methods. By using security features offered by mainstream hardware in combination with game-agnostic Machine Learning, we achieve an unprecedented level of cheat detection effectiveness.



Denuvo Anti-Cheat is non-intrusive and enables developers to work seamlessly with protected builds as it does not block debuggers or prevent instrumentation. Cheat detections are reported to an easy-to-use web application, enabling your security engineers or gameplay services to act in real-time.


Built better

Denuvo Anti-Cheat is built better in the following ways:

  • Built from the ground up to be optimized for 64-bit Windows operating systems.
  • Hardware-backed security goes beyond the protection offered by simple Windows Kernel- Mode Drivers.
  • Web-based project management system that provides configuration, reporting, and investigation tools. To ensure our customers have everything they need, Denuvo has implemented role-based access control, branch and version control, and exported all functionality via swagger APIs.

Denuvo is the global #1 Application Protection and Anti-Piracy Technology Platform with 350+ million software licenses issued and revalidated.