SafeNet’s AppOnChipTechnology Strengthens Software and Hardware Keys for Software Licensing Solution
New Delhi, India, September 12, 2013: SafeNet, Inc., a global player in software monetization, has announced an enhanced version of the Sentinel Envelopefile-wrapper technology within its Sentinel License Development Kit (LDK), the company’s award-winning software protection, licensing, and entitlement management system. With the new AppOnChip functionality within Sentinel Envelope, software developers bind protected software to hardware keys, requiring the physical presence of the key to not only validate usage authorization but to execute the code itself, further strengthening the protection SafeNet provides to its software monetization customers.
AppOnChip is a fully automated process forbinding aSentinel hardware key to protected software by forcing selected pieces of code to execute on the key. In the absence of the key, the application fails to execute. All this is done without storing any of the application code on the key itself. AppOnChip strengthens Sentinel LDK’s robust intellectual property protection, adding to Sentinel Envelope’sstrong file encryption, code obfuscation, and anti-debuggingfeatures. AppOnChip evolves software security to prevent the illegal use of commercial software by unauthorized users.
Like all of Sentinel Envelope’s features, AppOnChip aligns with SafeNet’s design principles by being easy to use andrequiring no source code modification.Thisfully automated process examines applications and presents a list of functions with code blocks that are compatible with AppOnChip. The protected blocks, encrypted and signed, can thenbe dynamically loaded and executed on the hardware key.
CTO of SafeNet’s software monetization division Michael Zunke, said, “Many ISVs have avoided implementing software security to the level provided by AppOnChip because it was a cumbersome, manual process. Now, SafeNet customers can implement token-based software execution technology at the touch of a button. We believe that the additional security that AppOnChip delivers makes Sentinel LDK the most secure software licensing implementation available in the market.”
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