Application protection

Are you a programmer/developer? Working on a new application project, spending your valueable time? If so, there's to be moment coming when you ask yourself:

- How do I protect my own software from software piracy?
- How do I ensure maximum profits from its sales?

Answer could be easy. We created lockey for this exact purpose: to secure your application and to do it fast and without the hassle.


What is the point in protecting your software?

The theft of software, commonly known as piracy entails often enormous financial losses for application developers and distributors.

Invested time and money spent on development in what is often a huge project are wasted, as revenues from sales don't reach satisfactory levels.


How to protect yourself against pirating your software?  

There are many methods, starting from simple, software-only ones, to advanced, which often are hardware based. There are many offers from different companies, providing anti piracy protections.
Using hardware based solutions typically results in much higher level of security for protected applications or data.


Are there any protections that are 100% effective?

The question is typically asked by a person when looking into the issue of software protection for the first time. Answer is actually pretty simple, and it's "no". There's no 100% proof method for protecting software. There're however solutions which hinder possible attempts to remove all license restrictions to a point where doing so is no more worth the effort. The big part in that have strong cryptographic algorithms. Their use can result in an unprecedented level of application protection and make the hacking no more viable even if only for the time needed to conduct an effective attack.


What to use to protect your software?

Properly used hardware-based protection, for example lockey, will greatly minimalise the risk of losses due to the illegal use of pirated copies of your created software. A relatively small investment in security can quickly multiply the profits from the sale of protected software.


Software piracy - some facts


The current scale of software piracy is best illustrated by the data from the BSA (NINTH ANNUAL BSA AND IDC GLOBAL SOFTWARE) portal that studies this problem.

Unfortunately the facts are inexorable and statistics do not inspire with optimism. The cost of software security can be really small when compared to losses due to software piracy.


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