✨ Shield now has support for Avalonia UI

ConfuserEx alternative

for .NET Obfuscation

Are the issues with ConfuserEX confusing you? Check ByteHide Shield! We’ve developed a superior alternative that handles .NET obfuscation like a charm. Our promise? An easy-to-navigate interface, a sensible price and yes, compatibility for all forms of .NET – Core, Xamarin, WPF, and everything .NET! Why hang with ConfuserEX, when you can make the easy switch?

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ConfuserEx Alternative Comparison

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Obfuscation Features

ConfuserEX

Shield

Simple obfuscation and renaming

Control flow obfuscation

Call hiding protection

Advanced anti-tampering

Anti-debug and emulators

Active code integrity checks

AI-empowered adaptive security

Source code optimizations

Protection against deobfuscation tools

Dependencies protection

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N
M
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Integration and Use Features

Cloud platform for management

API & SDKs

Visual Studio and Visual Studio code integration

CI/CD and Compilation Integration

M
M
M
M
N
N
N

Configuration and Obfuscation Around Features

Advanced configuration files

Advanced exclusions configuration

Exception handling and stacktrace deobfuscator enhanced

Security reporting and notifications

M
M
N
N
N
N

Language Support

Complete .NET support

Compatibility with other programming languages

M
M
N
N

Company Support

Dedicated support with cybersecurity experts (Free)

M
N

Pricing

Pricing and costs

Payment flexibility (On-demand subscription)

M
N

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Enterprise-grade obfuscation, easy for you

Looking for top-notch obfuscation? Shield provides an enterprise-grade, secure and efficient obfuscation including control flow and call hiding protection. It’s AI-powered, adding an extra defense layer against deobfuscation tools. Sounds way better than basic obfuscation, right?
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Flexible and integrable service

Flexibility and integration can make a real difference. Shield offers both! Visual Studio integration, API & SDKs availability, alongside seamless CI/CD incorporation. Also don’t miss the cloud platform for management, the cherry on top!

Monitor your application in end-user environments

Keep track of your application in end-user environments. With Shield’s active code checks and anti-tampering, your code is secure post-deployment. Plus, our top-notch security reporting keeps you updated always. How about that for safety?
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LOVED FEATURES

Why choose ByteHide

Shield’s features are the most advanced and all-inclusive in the .NET obfuscation domain, offering seamless security management, user-friendly configurations and a smart exception manager.

Enjoy continuous updates and cloud-based infrastructure for optimal application protection. Opt for Shield for an unmatched .NET obfuscation experience.

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Manage every last line to be protected (or not) in a simple way

Not every part of your application has to be protected, maybe there is something you don't want to or shouldn't and maybe there are some parts that you are very concerned about. With Shield you can easily manage with attributes which parts should be protected to the maximum, which to exclude and which not to exclude.

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Handles exceptions in the same way as the original application

When an application is obfuscated, understanding the exceptions or problems that occur becomes an impossible task. With Shield you can manage exceptions in a simple way as if it were the original application, maintaining security at all times.

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Advanced configuration in a simple language for everyone

Obfuscation products are complex, technical and we agree: Configurations should not be. Shield can be configured visually with a very simple interface and super simple configuration files.

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Your application security always up to date

Being a cloud obfuscator on the ByteHide platform, you always have the latest and new updates, ensuring that your applications are protected with the latest technology. In addition, you derive the processing power in our infrastructure, keeping your application secure throughout the process as we do not store any data.

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Compliance and regulations

Support robust data protection controls that comply with regulations such as PSD2, GDPR, CCPA, PCI and others with Shield

GDPR compliance

Comply with Article 25: Data protection by design and by default and Article 32: Security of processing by using Shield in your applications.

PCI developer guidelines

Cover several requirements listed in the PCI regulations for accepting payments in mobile applications with ByteHide Shield.

Shielding to support PSD2

ByteHide Shield covers the regulations for your company by protecting against known and unknown attacks against mobile applications for mobile banking applications, as required by DSP2.

Frequent Questions and Answers

Frequently asked questions about ConfuserEx alternative

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Does Shield offer strong obfuscation as compared to ConfuserEx?

Absolutely. Unlike ConfuserEx, which only offers simple obfuscation and renaming with weak control flow obfuscation, Shield offers advanced features such as control flow obfuscation, call hiding protection, advanced anti-tampering and anti-debug. We also provide AI-empowered adaptive security and protection against deobfuscation tools.

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Does ConfuserEx offer any features that are not provided by Shield?

ConfuserEx offers very basic features and has major shortcomings like not having a cloud platform for management, lacking API & SDKs and no integration with Visual Studio or CI/CD tools. Our Shield solution overcomes all these shortcomings while maintaining low costs.

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What kind of support does Shield offer?

Shield offers a dedicated support team staffed by cybersecurity experts completely free of charge. In contrast, ConfuserEx, being an open-source tool, does not provide any dedicated support.

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Is Shield compatible with other programming languages like ConfuserEx?

Definitely! Shield has full support for .NET and is also compatible with other programming languages. In contrast, ConfuserEx does not provide complete .NET support or compatibility with other languages.

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What tools does Shield provide for managing and configuring obfuscation?

Shield provides powerful tools for configuration and obfuscation management including advanced configuration files, advanced exclusions configuration, and enhanced exception handling and stacktrace deobfuscator. These features are lacking in ConfuserEx.

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