The Company

CriticalBlue is an established company with a strong track record in providing solutions across multiple sectors of the technology industry.

CriticalBlue is a Scottish technology company that provides software analysis and optimization services to global blue chip semiconductor customers and OEMs in fast moving sectors such as smartphone, tablet, telecom/networking, and automotive vision systems.

CriticalBlue engineers come from all parts of the world and work on some of the most complex software environments while exceeding customer expectations.

CriticalBlue has been operating for fifteen years and is a well-established part of the Edinburgh technological scene.


The Performance Experts

CriticalBlue helps its customers get optimal performance when running software on their chosen hardware platform.

For over 5 years, CriticalBlue have been providing performance engineering services to the leading global provider of data protection solutions. We are also active in Open Source, delivering optimized implementations of cryptographic functions to ARM's mbedTLS project.

CriticalBlue's software engineering experts routinely deploy smart analysis and implementation technologies aimed at fixing subtle performance bottleneck issues at the hardware / software boundary and verifying that things are working as they should across the entire software stack on Android and Linux based multiprocessing systems.


The API Protection Innovators

CriticalBlue's API protection focuses on guaranteeing that only genuine app instances can connect to your server or cloud.

With its know-how based on deep software stack optimization and mature dynamic runtime technologies proven in the field, CriticalBlue is ideally positioned to offer software security solutions that are effective even at the lowest binary level, computationally efficient, and invisible to end users.

CriticalBlue launched Approov to close the gap between the current web-oriented security solutions and the growing need for more trust in the app channel. Approov enables a fundamental advance in the digital economy security ecosystem by protecting your digital assets from cyber-attacks and fraud vectors and re-establishing the two-way trust needed to truly secure your business.


CriticalBlue founded. Core team assembled
Venture Capital funding received and initial development team completed
Market launch of Cascade coprocessor synthesis technology
Office opened in USA
Prism technology platform launched. focused initially on sequential to multithreaded software migration. Best in Show technology award at Embedded Systems West
Broad support of all major multiprocessing platforms within Prism
Addition of key memory access and cache hit analysis capabilities to Prism
Leveraging Prism into system-wide analysis and expanding services to diversify into automotive & virtualized enterprise-level systems
Continued penetration in mobile software optimization market while started analysis of mobile data security opportunities
Expanded market analysis of mobile security opportunity while building core IP and patent applications
Leveraging dynamic insight technology to enter API security market by launching the Approov App Authentication service