Why protect your software and systems with security dongles?
There are many ways to protect your intellectual property from misuse. Your choices can be summed up into two categories:
- Hardware-based protection – a hardware device is integrated with software and used to protect and license an application.
- Software-based protection – a software license key, number or password is input or generated by the user’s computer to protect and license an application.
Hardware-based protection uses a physical device, commonly known as a dongle, USB hardware key or security key. To implement, the dongle’s firmware is integrated with the software. Afterwards, the software only runs if the dongle is physically present on the computer or machine. Additionally, the dongle controls how the end-user actually uses the software, referred to as software licensing. Whether it’s time or usage-based restrictions or limiting the modules and features available, the end-user’s access is managed and enforced by the dongle.
Industry experts generally agree that hardware-based protection provides superior security since a physical piece of hardware has to be bypassed to misuse the software. Particularly vulnerable are those products sold in high-risk markets, high-value software, certain software classes/industries that are targeted by hackers and innovative, leading-edge software.
Longmai Software License Dongle Models
Century Longmai mLock series is a leading solution to help address software piracy by providing software publishers with strong copy protection and therefore secure licensing. Based on a unique fully programmable CPU smart circuit technology, mLock products offers an extensive collection of sample code and its ease of integration has made it a product of choice with software developers. Century Longmai mLock Product Line include the following models
mLock X1 – Smart STD
mLock X1 dongle is an advanced software protection system which attaches to the USB port of a computer. Embedded with high technology, the mLock X1 leverage security at different stages like development, testing, downloading, batch setting, user registration, remote upgrading, etc. More Info
mLock X3 – Smart Code
mLock X3 dongle is a kind of cross-platform programmable smart card chip based dongle supporting multiple CPU architecture such as ARM and X86 and various OSs like ARM, Linux, Win CE, and Win 8. The customizable firmware chip-level protection scheme makes this dongle more suitable for complex software solution. More Info
mLock X5 – Supporting Linux OS
mLock X5 is a kind of cross-platform programmable smart card chip based dongle supporting multiple CPU architecture such as ARM and X86 and various Oss like ARM, Linux, Win CE, and Win 8. The customizable firmware chip-level protection scheme makes this dongle more suitable for complex software solution. Click to access more information about mLock X5
mLock Smart UDisk
USB token with an embedded smart card for extra convenience and security.
mLock Smart UDisk is the perfect combination of flash Disk and Dongle functionality; it is mainly used in mass data storage. Additionally, it provides four flexible partitions to satisfy different requirements; the special area called “Hidden Disk” provides hidden file system, especially used in software access, and critical data storage. It maximizes the security of data protection. This feature is also virus resistant where the encrypted data in the Hidden area is not prone to virus attacks and is fully protected.
mLock Time – Smart Time
mLock Time dongle is a high-speed driverless HID, equipped with built-in real time clock functions independently of the main system clock to combat time-tamper hack. mLock Time is an easy-to-use, stable and flexible smart-card based time clock dongle, mainly used in software protection with time limitation functions. Century Longmai adds multiple nodes and a control strategy to help user set the license usage and expiration time. More Info
Trusted by Millions
Our software dongles have been sold 10,000,000 times over the past 10 years, Century Longmai’s mLock provides an advanced technology at a very competitive price. This is why more and more software publishers use it to protect their revenues. We got it summarized, click here here to know about Longmai’s experience in Software Protection field.