Press Release Summary:
With unalterable identification number readable from USB port, DLP-D securely links application software to specific hardware dongle. Serial number is encrypted to prevent tampering when stored in onboard EEPROM, and additional information can be stored including date, user name, and PC identification. Optional Guardian Pro software enables users to restrict use to specific individual/PC, while Guardian Pro 2 validates user identity without network/internet connection.
Original Press Release:
Versatile, Programmable USB-based Security Device - the Answer to Software Authors' Prayers!
Pittsford, NY: DLP-D is a new, very economical Security Dongle which comes pre-programmed with a unique, unalterable identification number readable from any USB port. Since each serial number is unique, this device provides a way of securely linking application software to a specific hardware dongle. When the free, downloadable USB drivers are installed on a PC, it's easy to read the ID of the device. For software creators who don't want to have their software copied freely, this device provides a safety feature that only allows operation with a specific DLP-D security key. While this capability is not new, the unique additional features provided by DLP-D are.
In addition to tying a specific DLP-D Dongle to application software, the serial number can be encrypted to prevent tampering when stored in the onboard EEPROM within DLP-D. Additional information can be stored in DLP-D such as date, user name, PC identification, etc. DLP-D easily attaches to a keychain, so it can also be used for PC or equipment access control.
Demonstration software in both Visual C++ and Visual Basic is available for free download with purchase of DLP-D, demonstrating how to read the serial number, read from and write to the internal 128 byte User Area EEPROM.
Optional Software Guardian Developer's Kit Software allows purchasers to provide many valuable additional features such as the ability to dedicate software to individual users, or periodically check for the dongle. Software Guardian provides a simple way for developers to restrict software to a specific individual or PC, and contains a whole library of functions usable with any Windows-based software language using ActiveX controls.
A more sophisticated version Software Guardian Pro 2 provides additional easy-to-use capabilities, invaluable to software authors. These include the ability to validate user identity without requiring any network or internet connection, attach software to a LAN, WAN, or corporate network, detect software tampering, enable/disable software features, meter software usage, enforce periodic software renewal, reactivate expired software licenses, etc.
DLP-D is available from stock at $12.99 each. Software Guardian Pro is available for $62.00. Software Guardian Pro 2 is available for $179.00.
Saelig Co. Inc.