[ANN] Protection! Licensing Framework v1.0 Released

2004-06-07 11:08:43 PM
For Immediate Release
Contact: jProductivity, L.L.C., (212) 918-1500, XXXX@XXXXX.COM
Protect Your Applications and Revenue with Protection! Licensing Framework
jProductivity, L.L.C. has released Protection! v. 1.0, a licensing
framework for Java that ensures that users adhere to the terms of your
applications' licensing agreements. Protection! lets you embed powerful
license reading and validation code into the components and applications
that you sell, preventing unlicensed use of your software.
Protection! locks out unlicensed users, and ensures that licensed users
can only access those features that they've paid for. Whether you
license your software on a per seat basis or a per running copy basis,
you have complete control over the number of copies that can run
Protection! Licensing Framework ensures that the license was issued for
the correct product, that only the licensed features are available, that
the license has not expired, that the user has accepted the terms of the
license agreement, and that the proper number of copies are running on
the network.
The tampering subsystem ensures that license information is present, and
that the application has not been patched to circumvent the terms of
your license agreement. The license file generated by Protection! is a
strongly encrypted file, ensuring that no one can break the protection
by simple re-generation of the license file. To achieve this goal, a
non-symmetric cipher algorithm is used where keys used to encrypt and
decrypt the license are different. This approach makes is impossible to
restore the private key by having knowledge of the public key, and vise
It's easy to create evaluation or trial licenses. The evaluation support
subsystem determines whether the software can continue to operate under
the terms of your license. Whether your application is distributed on a
CD or over the Internet, Protection! Licensing Framework creates trial
versions that can be unlocked and turned into full versions.
The program's easy-to-use Control Center gives you a convenient location
for product management, license generation, and license maintenance. You
can control an unlimited number of software products, and manage the
features that are available within each version of each application, for
each type of license.
In addition to generating your product license, Protection! also creates
the Java implementation files that you can simply plug into your
application. The license-related message dialogs can contain your custom
Protection! locks out the pirates. This comprehensive framework for Java
solves today's complex licensing challenges. The program minimizes
users' ability to make unauthorized use of your applications, and frees
you to work on the core functionality that makes your applications great.
Protection! v. 1.0 has been verified for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP,
Solaris/SPARC/x86, and Linux (Red Hat/SuSE). It is based on Java, and is
designed to work on any platform with support for Java 1.4. Protection!
Standard costs $299 for a single-user license. Protection! Professional
will be released in 4Q 2004. Multi-user discounts are available. You can
download trial versions of Protection! from the company's web site.
For more information, contact:
jProductivity, L.L.C.
275 Madison Avenue
6th Floor
New York, NY 10016 USA
Phone: (212) 918-1500
Fax: (212) 918-1501
Internet: www.jproductivity.com
# # #
Evaluation Copy Available on Request
About jProductivity, L.L.C.:
jProductivity, L.L.C. develops and markets productivity tools for
software developers. In addition to Protection!, the company also offers
Productivity! For JBuilder, a comprehensive collection of tools for
enterprise Java development; Components!, a robust collection of
sophisticated components for JFC/Swing, including a calendar and
calculator; and Papyrus!, a document management system that will be
available in the autumn of 2004.