Software protection


Are you developing software that you would like to protect with a hardware or software key? We can advise you how to do this or secure your (VB.NET) software for you. We can also integrate this with a web shop that handles updating codes remotely via the internet after an order is paid for a new period of use of the software.

The protection technology we use was developed by Microcosm Ltd. There are two solutions: Dinkey Pro (a hardware and software solution) and CopyMinder (a software solution). If you are interested in these techniques send us an e-mail and describe your software.

More technical information and information about the prices to be paid to Microcosm is available on the website of Microcosm.


Dinkey Pro
Dinkey Pro is a sophisticated system designed to protect your software from illegal copying and enforce the terms of your software's licence. The use of Dinkey Pro/FD means locking your software to a dongle (a USB security key) so that each time you run your protected program, it will check for the presence of the dongle. If the right dongle is found, the program will be executed, otherwise it will not run. PDF files can now also be protected with these devices.

CopyMinder is a state-of-the-art software protection and licensing system. It provides strong security without hassle for you or your customers. It is effectively keeping an eye on each installation of your software. By careful monitoring, it is able to decide which customers to trust and which to be wary of. It therefore acts like you would: it is accommodating to those users that it considers trustworthy but intolerant of those that appear to be trying to rip you off.