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Press Release 04/24/2006


For Immediate Release
PRESS CONTACT: jProductivity, L.L.C.,
(212) 918-1500,

Protection! Licensing Framework v2.1
with Better Encryption and Internationalization

    New York, NY — (April 24th, 2006) — jProductivity, L.L.C. has released Protection! v. 2.1, a licensing framework for Java that ensures that users adhere to the terms of your applications' licensing agreements. Protection! lets you embed powerful license reading and validation code into the components and applications that you sell, preventing unlicensed use of your software.

    Version 2.1 features license encryption enhancements, including support for RSA encryption with key sizes up to 512 bits. It's now easier to specify encryption attributes during creation of a new product, as well as changing end regenerating encryption keys for existing products.

    Version 2.1 also includes full internationalization support: All Protection! Assistants and Protection! messages have been improved in Protection! 2.1 API to provide multilingual support. Currently, Dutch, French, German, Italian, and Spanish are supported, with additional languages available in future releases.

    Mac OSX users will appreciate improved support for Macintosh standards and conventions. The new version provides enhanced Protection! Developer and User Guides with additional topics, as well as many other application functionality, stability and performance improvements.

    Protection! locks out unlicensed users, and ensures that licensed users can only access those features that they've paid for. Whether you license your software on a per seat basis or a per running copy basis, you have complete control over the number of copies that can run simultaneously. This latest release incorporates significant improvements in all major areas, including new licensing schemas, a new backend, a new Protection! Sales application designed for the companies' sales stuff, and enhanced user and developer productivity.

    Protection! Licensing Framework ensures that the license was issued for the correct product that only the licensed features are available, that the license has not expired, that the user has accepted the terms of the license agreement, and that the proper number of copies are running on the network.

    The tampering subsystem ensures that license information is present, and that the application has not been patched to circumvent the terms of your license agreement. The license file generated by Protection! is a strongly encrypted file, ensuring that no one can break the protection by simple re-generation of the license file. To achieve this goal, a non-symmetric cipher algorithm is used where keys used to encrypt and decrypt the license are different. This approach makes it impossible to restore the private key by having knowledge of the public key, and vice versa.

    It's easy to create evaluation or trial licenses. The evaluation support subsystem determines whether the software can continue to operate under the terms of your license. Whether your application is distributed on a CD or over the Internet, Protection! Licensing Framework creates trial versions that can be unlocked and turned into full versions.

    The program's easy-to-use Control Center gives you a convenient location for product management, license generation, and license maintenance. You can control an unlimited number of software products, and manage the features that are available within each version of each application, for each type of license.

    In addition to generating your product license, Protection! also creates the Java implementation files that you can simply plug into your application. The license-related Assistants and message dialogs can contain your custom wording.

    Protection! locks out the pirates. This comprehensive framework for Java solves today's complex licensing challenges. The program minimizes users' ability to make unauthorized use of your applications, and frees you to work on the core functionality that makes your applications great.

    Protection! v. 2.1 has been verified for Windows 2000/2003/XP, Solaris/SPARC/x86, Linux (Red Hat/SuSE/Debian), and Mac OS X. It is based on Java, and is designed to work on any platform with support for Java 1.4 and higher.

    Protection! Standard and Professional cost $407 and $997 respectively for a single-developer license. Protection! Sales Standard and Professional cost $49 and $99 respectively for a single user license. Protection! Backend costs $2,500 per CPU. Multi-user discounts and other pricing schemas are available. You can download trial versions of Protection! and Protection! Sales from the company's web site.

For more information, contact:

jProductivity, L.L.C.
275 Madison Avenue
New York , NY 10016 USA

Phone: (212) 918-1500
Fax: (212) 918-1501
Email: press@jproductivity.com
Internet: http://www.jproductivity.com

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Evaluation Copy Available on Request

About jProductivity, L.L.C.:

jProductivity, L.L.C. develops and markets productivity tools for software developers. In addition to Protection!, the company also offers Productivity! For JBuilder, a comprehensive collection of tools for enterprise Java development; and Components!, a robust collection of sophisticated components for JFC/Swing, including a calendar and calculator.