Award-Winning Product Provides Software License Management
and/or Copy Protection; Versions Available for Use with USB, Parallel Ports
LAWRENCE, KANSAS â€” (March 1st, 2005) â€” Griffin Technologies, LLC, a leading provider of PC security products for home and business use, announced today the release of WIBU-KEY 4.1, its award-winning software copy protection and license management product. WIBU-KEY 4.1 features a number of new systems and user enhancements as well as extra on-key memory to support a wide range of advanced software licensing concepts. With its improvements, WIBU-KEY 4.1 becomes an even more powerful and valuable solution for companies or individuals wishing to protect software applications.
Deployed to over 500,000 users worldwide, WIBU-KEY (pronounced VEE-boo key) allows software developers to restrict software access to those users in possession of the productâ€™s small hardware token. The token, available in both USB and parallel port versions, utilizes hardware-based encryption to control access to applications protected by WIBU-KEY.
China ComputerWorld, a leading Asian trade publication, recently gave WIBU-KEY its Best Software Protection award after the product withstood attacks in two controlled competitions featuring top hackers from around the world. Not a single hacker could penetrate WIBU-KEYâ€™s defenses, testifying to its advanced security capability.
WIBU-KEY 4.1â€™s USB/Parallel tokens offer users up to 8 KB of free and addressable memory for application data storage or other user files and an additional 8 KB of encrypted memory managed by the WIBU-KEY protection chip. The security-protected storage allows developers unprecedented flexibility for copy protection solutions.
â€œWIBU-KEY 4.1 is a natural solution for the most demanding licensing schemes,â€ said Bennett Griffin, president and founder of Griffin Technologies. â€œLarge, expensive software applications, as well as inexpensive mass market software applications in high demand, are important parts of many companiesâ€™ daily operations. With WIBU-KEY, those applications can be easily protected with a very secure and cost effective solution.â€
Mac, Linux, Windows Enhancements
WIBU-KEY 4.1 includes a number of performance upgrades that make it more valuable than
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ever, regardless of operating system. New improvements allow Mac and Linux customers to remotely
update hardware keys without sending them back to the developer. Automatic anti-hacker/anti-debugging upgrades have been added to the Windows version of WIBU-KEY that increase security and reduce programming work for developers.
Finally, WIBU-KEY 4.1 offers support for 64-bit Mac OS X and Intel Itanium processors, ensuring operability with the latest PCs and networks.
Pricing and Availability
Griffin Technologiesâ€™ WIBU-KEY 4.1 is now available as a FREE upgrade to currently registered WIBU-KEY users. For more information about WIBU-KEY 4.1, including purchasing information, call Griffin Technologies at 1-800-986-6578 or visit www.griftech.com/wibu/.
About Griffin Technologies, LLC:
Griffin Technologies, LLC is a leading provider of information security solutions for software protection and user authentication. Established in 1993, Griffin Technologiesâ€™ WIBU-KEY product line features best-of-breed, hardware-based copy protection and network license management for software developers worldwide. Griffin Technologiesâ€™ SecuriKey line of user identification and authentication solutions provides secure 2-factor authentication to businesses and organizations for local, network, and Internet-based access control and its ControlKey line of parental control solutions provide easy to use computer and Internet control to consumers. Griffin Technologies has twice been named a Deloitte & Touche Fast50 Company. For more information, visit the Griffin Technologies Web site at http://www.griftech.com.
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