SOFTLOCK.USB is a copy protection solution. It uses the USB port to host the Softlock.USB Dongle and authenticate the protected application. Dongle protection is a popular protection technique, many software vendors uses this technique to protect their software from illegal distribution, specially those companies who produce business and professional software.
Softlock.USB is to protect software from illegal copying, but the robust unit can also be used to :-
- carry passwords, signatures.
- other data of a highly sensitive nature.
- for developers who are looking for an easy, cost-
effective security solution for their software.
Softlock.USB has 2 versions :-
- version 1.0 provides software protection for only
- version 2.0 provides software protection for both
single and multiuser
Softlock.USB is based on a hardware dongle with a USB interface. It consists of a microcontroller and an 8K flash memory. Only 6K is available to the user and the rest is used by the protection layer.
Softlock.USB provides TEN protection layers as follow :-
- Device Protection Layer
- Device Communication Layer
- Communication Encryption Layer
- Software Encryption Layer
- Network Communication Layer
- Cracking Tools Detection Layer
- Data Hiding Layer
- Data Encryption Layer
- Automatic File Encryption Layer
- Protection Against Other Software
Providers Who Use The Same Product
- from Softlock
- Protection against Softlock Itself
Softlock USB protection offers the following software controls, A protected software which runs
A. normally if the right dongle is present.
B. for a certain period.
C. for a certain number of trails.
D. until a certain date.
E. A protected software which shows a login
screen with a password.
F. Any mix between B,C,D,E
Softlock USB provides also strong way for FEATURE CONTROL as application may consists of many modules (features ) which can be managed by it.
Softlock USB has many features as follow :-
- Specialized solution covers many varieties and most of the customers needs.
- Simply can be applied with Softlock Protection Kit using very simple wizard,
- there no need for previous experience or any certain skills.
- This solution has the minimal software and hardware requirement.
- Compatible with windows 98, Me, XP, 2K, 2003.
- Protected data encrypted with SLET 256 bit key
- USB Dongle based on a microcontroller.
- USB Dongle contents cannot be copied by any way.
- USB Dongle uses 64 bit encryption / decryption techniques.
- USB Dongle provided with 6 KB Flash Memory.
- USB Dongle can host up to 20 protected applications in the same device.
- Softlock SDK provides developers with read/write operation.
- USB Dongle can be installed easily, it supports plug and play feature.
- Support Multi-User.
- Supports Feature/License Control.
- Supports Users Control.
- Support from 1 to 20 protected application per dongle.
- Support Signed License File and remote update.