ANN: Protection! v2.1 now with Better Encryption and Internationalization

2006-05-10 10:34:46 AM
Protection! Licensing Framework Protects Your Applications and Revenue
jProductivity, L.L.C. has released Protection! v. 2.1, 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.
Version 2.1 features license encryption enhancements, including support
for RSA encryption with key sizes up to 512 bits. It's now easier to
specify encryption attributes during creation of a new product, as well
as changing end regenerating encryption keys for existing products.
Version 2.1 also includes full internationalization support: All
Protection! Assistants and Protection! messages have been improved in
Protection! 2.1 API to provide multilingual support. Currently, Dutch,
French, German, Italian, and Spanish are supported, with additional
languages available in future releases.
Mac OSX users will appreciate improved support for Macintosh standards
and conventions. The new version provides enhanced Protection! Developer
and User Guides with additional topics, as well as many other
application functionality, stability and performance improvements.
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
simultaneously. This latest release incorporates significant
improvements in all major areas, including new licensing schemas, a new
backend, a new Protection! Sales application designed for the companies'
sales stuff, and enhanced user and developer productivity.
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 it impossible to
restore the private key by having knowledge of the public key, and vice
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 Assistants and message dialogs can
contain your custom wording.
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. 2.1 has been verified for Windows 2000/2003/XP,
Solaris/SPARC/x86, Linux (Red Hat/SuSE/Debian), and Mac OS X. It is
based on Java, and is designed to work on any platform with support for
Java 1.4 and higher.
Protection! Standard and Professional cost $407 and $997 respectively
for a single-developer license. Protection! Sales Standard and
Professional cost $49 and $99 respectively for a single user license.
Protection! Backend costs $2,500 per CPU. Multi-user discounts and other
pricing schemas are available. You can download trial versions of
Protection! and Protection! Sales from the company's web site.
For more information, contact:
jProductivity, L.L.C.
275 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016 USA
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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; and Components!, a robust collection of
sophisticated components for JFC/Swing, including a calendar and calculator.