Metaforic Announces Comprehensive Security Support for FlexNet®
SAN JOSE, Calif., March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Metaforic today announced comprehensive security hardening for FlexNet enabled software. This security hardening enables software creators to enforce licensing and prevent over-use and misuse, significantly increasing top line revenues and operating margin for existing FlexNet customers.
Suresh Balasubramanian, an anti-piracy expert who has overseen the recovery of hundreds of millions of dollars in software licensing revenues, said, “The software industry continues to suffer massive losses due to piracy, in excess of $59 billion, as evidenced by the Business Software Alliance (BSA) study. These losses continue to escalate and have nearly doubled in real terms since 2003. Technology solutions that can provide strong protection while maintaining smooth customer experience go a long way in helping reduce the impact of such losses to software publishers. FlexNet has thousands of software publisher customers who could benefit from this additional strengthening of protection.”
License management products, including FlexNet, are primarily designed to simplify the task of enabling software licensing terms for legitimate customers. As such, license managers offer many useful entitlement control and reporting features to organizations. Unfortunately, the licensing code they add to applications is extremely vulnerable to being patched out, allowing hackers to quickly remove any controls, often within a matter of minutes.
To protect against these attacks, MetaFortress offers premium tamper resistant code that protects against malicious modification. Now, when a hacker attempts to remove FlexNet from a protected application, MetaFortress will detect the hacking attempt and trigger a secure response that stops license misuse.
Dan Stickel, Metaforic CEO, and former executive responsible for FlexNet, said, “FlexNet is a powerful product that delivers significant value to its customers, but primarily keeps honest users honest. With the seamless addition of MetaFortress, a number of FlexNet customers have now been able to significantly reduce piracy and misuse. This capability is something I always wanted to be able to provide my customers when I ran FlexNet, and I’m happy to be in a position to finally be able to do so.”
Metaforic was founded in 2006, and has operations in the USA, EU and Japan. Its flagship product line, MetaFortress, protects virtually any software from subversion, theft, tampering or other corruption. MetaFortress is proven in millions of deployed instances, from consumer software to business devices. Users of MetaFortress find it is easy to apply, has near-zero runtime impact, and defends their software from the inside out. Only software protected by Metaforic earns the Mark of Security.
FlexNet® is a trademark of Flexera Software LLC
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Further information is available at Metaforic’s website www.metaforic.com.