Source code protection is the process by which a plain text code is converted into, ideally, an irreversible obfuscated form, which is unreadable to humans. In this illegible format, an adequately protected code should prove a formidable obstacle for any hacker, regardless of expertise. In this modern day and age, it has become clear that source code security needs to be prioritized, considering the endless news reports of data breaches at major companies world wide. In addition to protecting plain text code through obfuscation and encryption, it is also essential to retain and maintain visibility on where your code is being utilized and by whom.
Common justifications for Source Code Protection: